Mississippi overhauled its request to impose work requirements on Medicaid enrollees in an attempt to address federal concerns about coverage losses. The new proposal contains a coverage safety net to protect beneficiaries as they gradually earn more money.
Although the Justice Department stopped short of asking a federal judge to overturn the ACA, the agency echoed the core arguments of the Republican state attorneys general: that the ACA can't stand without the individual mandate's tax penalty.
Iowa Democrats in a rural, Republican-leaning congressional district take to the polls Tuesday to weigh in on the party's warring healthcare proposals: allowing the public to buy into Medicare or providing healthcare for all Americans.
Former HHS Secretary Dr. Tom Price, who long pushed to repeal the Affordable Care Act, said GOP lawmakers made a mistake by axing the penalty for not complying with the individual mandate.
Insurers and a private insurance exchange are coming up with ways to increase enrollment in short-term plans in the wake of a proposed rule to extend those plans. But critics fear this could leave the individual market worse off.
Although the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate is still technically the law of the land, Ohio wants to be the first state officially to waive the requirement that residents have health insurance coverage.
Abortion language is impeding negotiations on cost-sharing reduction payments and reinsurance that leading lawmakers still hope to include in next week's big spending bill that Congress must pass by the end of next week.
State lawmakers studying improvements to California's healthcare system rejected a plan popular with Democratic activists to give everyone in the state government-funded healthcare, saying a "single-payer" plan would need extensive work to become viable.
A federal appeals court has requested additional information from the U.S. House of Representatives and HHS before it considers signing off on their settlement over cost-sharing reduction payments for insurers.
The Trump administration is touting the merits of short-term plans as Idaho officials advocate for the individual-market plans they've introduced that don't comply with the ACA.
Twenty states sued the federal government to scrap the Affordable Care Act, claiming the repeal of the individual mandate's tax penalty rendered the law unconstitutional.
A major liberal policy group is raising the ante in the healthcare debate with a new plan that builds on Medicare to guarantee coverage for all.