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Editorial: Blame Congress for the coming ACA repeal and delay 'death spiral'

Editorial: Blame Congress for the coming ACA repeal and delay 'death spiral'

By Merrill Goozner  |  January 14, 2017

Despite repeated warnings from conservative realists, the Senate and House last week put in motion an Obamacare “repeal and delay” strategy that would destabilize the individual health insurance markets that provide coverage for over 11 million Americans.

What insurance market fixes can the GOP cram into an ACA repeal bill?

What insurance market fixes can the GOP cram into an ACA repeal bill?

By Harris Meyer  |  January 13, 2017

Republicans risk crashing the individual insurance markets if they repeal the Affordable Care Act without immediately replacing it. That's the prevailing fear among policy experts, but it's not what some prominent insurance industry leaders are saying.

Editorial: Is healthcare a right?

Editorial: Is healthcare a right?

By Merrill Goozner  |  December 31, 2016

With Republican leaders promising to quickly repeal the Affordable Care Act and only promising to enact a replacement, it's worth revisiting the question of whether healthcare is a right.

The 2016 Year in Review: Insurance

The 2016 Year in Review: Insurance

By Bob Herman  |  December 17, 2016

Growing instability in the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges was the biggest storyline in health insurance for 2016.

What it will take to stop insurers from fleeing after the ACA's repeal

What it will take to stop insurers from fleeing after the ACA's repeal

By Harris Meyer  |  December 05, 2016

Some insiders say they are encouraged that GOP leaders are slowly recognizing they need to take steps to shore up the fragile individual insurance market if they repeal the ACA soon after Donald Trump takes office without an immediate replacement.

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.

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