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Failed insurer's customers face deadline to find new plan

By Associated Press  |  September 24, 2016

Illinois insurance regulators are reminding customers of Land of Lincoln Health that they must enroll in a newhealth insurance policy with a different company by the end of the month or they'll have a gap in coverage.

Not-for-profit systems still working on community outreach

Not-for-profit systems still working on community outreach

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  September 24, 2016

Expectations that the ACA-driven reduction in charitable care would force the nation's largest not-for-profit healthcare systems to step up their investment in community-based prevention programs have yet to be fulfilled.

Broad topics set for first presidential debate

Broad topics set for first presidential debate

By Shannon Muchmore  |  September 24, 2016

None of the topics for the much anticipated first official debate between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump address health policy specifically, but it's certainly possible issues such as the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges and prescription drug prices will be...

Editorial: Thank you for that question, Lester

Editorial: Thank you for that question, Lester

By Merrill Goozner  |  September 24, 2016

Last week, the New York Times posted an online poll asking its readers to choose which three of 15 possible questions they'd like to see the candidates address during the debates, which kick off Monday night. Only one touched on healthcare.

House Republicans push Burwell to clarify ACA's risk corridors

By Bob Herman  |  September 21, 2016

Five Republican House members on the Energy and Commerce Committee sent a letter Tuesday to HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell demanding answers to how the federal government is handling a much-maligned insurance provision within the Affordable Care Act.

Premier offers next president ideas on improving ACA

By Shannon Muchmore  |  September 19, 2016

A report released today focuses on policy changes that could help carry the movement toward value-based payments forward regardless of who leads the executive and legislative branches.

CMS seeks comments on providers steering patients into exchange plans

By Virgil Dickson  |  September 17, 2016

The CMS this week will wrap up its request for information on cases where healthcare providers steer eligible patients away from Medicaid and Medicare and into private plans, often on the Affordable Care Act marketplaces, in order to receive higher payment rates.

Burwell meets with Dems to discuss strength of ACA marketplace

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 17, 2016

Burwell reportedly cited recent surveys that show enrollees are extremely satisfied with their coverage and that record numbers of people have gained insurance. She also downplayed the significance of UnitedHealthcare and Aetna pulling out of the exchanges. The meeting came just days after...

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