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OIG: Minnesota's ACA marketplace misallocated federal funds

By Virgil Dickson  |  November 28, 2016

Minnesota marketplace may have improperly spent federal grants that were meant to help establish its health insurance marketplace, according to a new report by HHS' Office of Inspector General.

CEO Power Panel: No repeal without replace

By Harris Meyer  |  November 19, 2016

Many CEOs responding to our post-election survey said they're willing to consider Trump's healthcare reform ideas. But 86% said an ACA repeal should not proceed without a replacement that provides affordable health insurance for all Americans who lack employer-based coverage.

Data Points: The ACA effect

Data Points: The ACA effect

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 19, 2016

Repeal of the Affordable Care Act is a priority for President-elect Donald Trump and Republicans in control of Congress. Though little is known about what might replace the law, the Congressional Budget Office has calculated the consequences of full repeal.

Editorial: America's pain

Editorial: America's pain

By Merrill Goozner  |  November 19, 2016

Last week's Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health did a grave disservice to Americans rightfully upset about the rising tide of drug and alcohol dependency in their communities.

Trump picks 'A-team' for healthcare transition as ACA repeal looms

Trump picks 'A-team' for healthcare transition as ACA repeal looms

By Virgil Dickson  |  November 12, 2016

Sources say President-elect Donald Trump's transition team for HHS will be led by Andrew Bremberg, who worked at the agency under President George W. Bush and was an adviser to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and during Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's presidential bid.

Repeal and replace Obamacare? It's not gonna be easy

Repeal and replace Obamacare? It's not gonna be easy

By Harris Meyer  |  November 12, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump and congressional Republican leaders are promising to make repeal and replacement of the ACA one of their highest priorities in the first 100 days after they take full control of the federal government in January. But they face a rocky road.

California voters reject proposal to limit drug prices

California voters reject proposal to limit drug prices

By Maria Castellucci and Shelby Livingston  |  November 12, 2016

Voters rejected California's controversial drug price measure, putting an end to an expensive ballot initiative that sought to appeal to a public increasingly frustrated by high drug prices.

Threat of ACA repeal fuels angst at hospitals

Threat of ACA repeal fuels angst at hospitals

By Bob Herman and Dave Barkholz  |  November 12, 2016

Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson watched the election results on TV at home and, like many Americans, was surprised by the results. Now he and other hospital and health system leaders are preparing to work with a Trump administration and congressional leaders committed to ending the ACA.

State Medicaid expansions could survive in some form under Trump

By Virgil Dickson  |  November 12, 2016

More than 12 million Americans have gained coverage in states that expanded Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act. Those states may end up keeping that coverage, at least in some form, if the Trump administration and Republicans eliminate the law.

Trump, GOP sweep may disrupt every corner of health insurance market

Trump, GOP sweep may disrupt every corner of health insurance market

By Bob Herman  |  November 09, 2016

Republican Donald Trump's presidency is primed to upend every corner of the health insurance industry that has spent the past six years acclimating to the rules of Obamacare. That shift will spill over to Americans with practically any type of coverage.

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