Although the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate is still technically the law of the land, Ohio wants to be the first state officially to waive the requirement that residents have health insurance coverage.
Abortion language is impeding negotiations on cost-sharing reduction payments and reinsurance that leading lawmakers still hope to include in next week's big spending bill that Congress must pass by the end of next week.
State lawmakers studying improvements to California's healthcare system rejected a plan popular with Democratic activists to give everyone in the state government-funded healthcare, saying a "single-payer" plan would need extensive work to become viable.
A federal appeals court has requested additional information from the U.S. House of Representatives and HHS before it considers signing off on their settlement over cost-sharing reduction payments for insurers.
The Trump administration is touting the merits of short-term plans as Idaho officials advocate for the individual-market plans they've introduced that don't comply with the ACA.
Twenty states sued the federal government to scrap the Affordable Care Act, claiming the repeal of the individual mandate's tax penalty rendered the law unconstitutional.
Govs. John Kasich and John Hickenlooper returned to Washington to advocate for a bipartisan approach to lowering healthcare costs.
A major liberal policy group is raising the ante in the healthcare debate with a new plan that builds on Medicare to guarantee coverage for all.
While Republican leaders in Idaho and other states look to allow insurers to offer leaner, health risk-related plans to make coverage more affordable, they have failed to take another path that could help bring down premiums while maintaining benefits and protections.
American health policy is stuck in a deep political rut. Now a bipartisan group of prominent healthcare, political and not-for-profit leaders have come together to try to build a public consensus for how to reform the system.
While many healthcare industry groups are unhappy about the Republican tax cut bill, primary-care physicians and dentists in independent practices may be smiling because they could see sharply lower personal taxes.
Congressional Republicans are still actively trying to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, most recently folding repeal of the individual mandate into the tax reform bill. Instead of "repeal and replace," the strategy appears to be "co-opt and confuse."