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UHS reports flat profit but cheers admissions gains, low bad debt
By Bob Herman | July 24, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Insurance gains under the healthcare reform law fueled a massive jump in Universal Health Services' second-quarter revenue, but rising expenses wiped away potentially large profit gains.
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Reform Update: Medical-loss ratio rebates fall to $332M
By Bob Herman | July 24, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A federal rule requiring health insurers to spend a minimum percentage of premium dollars on medical care led to more than $332 million in rebates last year, according to HHS.
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House plan to sue Obama over employer-mandate delay moves forward
By Paul Demko | July 24, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A resolution authorizing the U.S. House of Representatives to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority by delaying the employer mandate in the federal healthcare law cleared the House Rules Committee Thursday.
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10.3 million gained insurance under Obamacare: study
By Paul Demko | July 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
About 10.3 million Americans have gained insurance coverage since the full implementation of Obamacare last year, according to an analysis published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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Working around exchange subsidy ruling should be easy: experts
By Darius Tahir and Paul Demko | July 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Tuesday's split decision in two federal appellate court cases over whether consumers shopping on the federal insurance exchange can receive premium subsidies could have major effects on the healthcare market. But some experts say officials in states that have not established their own state-run...
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Suit alleges Tennessee put Medicaid applicants in limbo by steering them to HealthCare.gov
By Beth Kutscher | July 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Tennessee residents who faced lengthy delays when they applied for Medicaid are now suing the state for failing to process their applications in a timely manner.
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Bogus exchange applications resulted in coverage, GAO says
By Paul Demko | July 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A day after federal appellate courts issued conflicting rulings about whether individuals who obtain coverage through the federal exchange are eligible for subsidies, a House subcommittee heard about another aspect of health insurance subsidies, namely that it's apparently easy to obtain them under...
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Reform Update: Cost-sharing subsidies help poor pay for ACA care
By Bob Herman | July 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's premium subsidies for buying exchange coverage have drawn huge attention this week following conflicting appellate court rulings about their legality. But far less is known about the law's related provision for helping lower-income Americans afford...
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Vital Signs
Lawmakers form caucus for Medicaid expansion
By Virgil Dickson | July 23, 2014
A group of 33 Democratic lawmakers, primarily from states that have yet to expand Medicaid, Wednesday announced a new congressional caucus to push for expansion in their states. Caucus members will be making floor speeches and videos, along with penning op-eds, to advance their cause, they...
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Information
Government drafting birth-control accommodation
By Associated Press | July 23, 2014
The Obama administration is developing a new way for religious not-for-profits that object to paying for contraceptives in their health plans to opt out, without submitting a form they say violates their religious beliefs.
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