About 1.8 million households that got financial help for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act now have issues with their tax returns that could jeopardize their subsidies next year. Administration officials say those taxpayers will have to act quickly.
Most hospitals will get less money from Medicare in fiscal 2016 because too many patients return within 30 days of discharge. Less than 25% of hospitals subject to the program targeting readmissions did well enough to escape the penalty.
Health insurance premiums on New York's state-run exchange will go up by an average of 7.1% next year. But rates differ greatly by payer, plan type and region, highlighting the difficulties of relying on crude averages.
Cook County (Ill.) Sheriff Tom Dart describes how he is providing behavioral healthcare services for the jail inmates who need them and how he is working to keep people with mental health issues from returning to the facility that some have called the nation's largest mental healthcare institution.
In what must have been a terrible disappointment for Obamacare bashers on the presidential campaign trail, the early returns from California suggest the rate increases next year in the individual and small-group health insurance market will be modest. The news comes with a caveat: Everything may...
Louisiana Health Cooperative, the state's not-for-profit health plan created through the Affordable Care Act, will close by year-end. LAHC is the second co-op casualty in less than a year, and a sign that many other co-ops are on life support.
Wheaton College in suburban Chicago will stop offering health insurance plans to students beginning Friday in an effort to avoid providing birth control coverage mandated by the Affordable Care Act.
Louisiana Health Cooperative, the state's not-for-profit health plan created by the Affordable Care Act, will close by the end of the year. It is the second co-op casualty, and a sign that many other co-ops are on life support.
Fifty years ago this week, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Social Security Act of 1965 establishing the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Much has been written about the future of Medicare; but Medicaid, now our largest public insurance program, has become a lightning rod for debate.
Thousands of women have experienced problems with the Essure birth control device. They claim these side effects were not disclosed to them by the manufacturer or their doctors, and that their complaints have been dismissed for years by the device manufacturer, physicians and the federal government.
Publicly traded hospital companies this week will face a high bar to beat last year's results when they report second-quarter earnings. It was in the second quarter of 2014 when chains began to see gains from the ACA's insurance expansion, an uplift that continued the rest of the year.
Policymakers in Medicaid expansion states likely will try to wring some cash from hospitals starting in 2017 when the federal government no longer pays the full tab for the coverage expansion, experts say.