It flew through the Republican-run House in 2012, and a year later 79 of the Democratic-led Senate's 100 members embraced it. With Republicans now controlling both chambers of Congress, the chances for repealing the 2.3% tax on medical devices are better than ever, but it won't be easy.
Applying a tax to state and local governments designed to help keep premiums affordable under the federal healthcare law is unconstitutional, Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine claimed in a lawsuit last week.
Dr. Karen DeSalvo, head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at HHS, makes the case for the ONC's national interoperability roadmap, released Jan. 30. She explains the plan's call for a nationally standardized "common clinical data set" and the federal role...
Two leading experts will face off Thursday in a debate about the looming U.S. Supreme Court case that could invalidate the Obamacare premium subsidies in as many as 37 states.
Healthcare providers, insurers, community health centers and not-for-profit groups around the nation that are helping Americans sign up for exchange coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are working overtime leading up to the Feb. 15 open-enrollment deadline.
The dictionary defines vaporware as a product that has been widely advertised but has not and may never become available. Last week's twin announcements on the imminent move to widespread value-based reimbursement in healthcare bring the concept to mind.
Congressional Republicans repeatedly have vowed to repeal and replace Obamacare, but so far they've voted only on the first part.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker argued that his state's approach to Medicaid expansion is an innovative solution that could serve as a blueprint for other states. Under Wisconsin's program, individuals with incomes up to 100% of the federal poverty level are eligible for benefits. While he ended a...
The Obama administration's decision to approve Indiana's conservative Medicaid expansion proposal opens the door for other Republican-led states to offer similar plans that lock low-income residents out of coverage or reduce their benefits if they don't pay their premiums.
Not-for-profit co-ops, brought about by Obamacare, are struggling to stay above water, a new report indicates. Despite those financial troubles, some still see them showing promise for the future.
Additional outreach about insurance marketplace premium subsidies and expanded eligibility standards for Medicaid is needed to reach the uninsured, a Kaiser Family Foundation study suggests.
The number of private-sector workers who get health insurance through their employer has been declining steadily since well before the Great Recession and nearly a decade before the healthcare reform law took effect, according to a new analysis published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.