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Ohio seeks first-ever individual mandate waiver

Ohio seeks first-ever individual mandate waiver

By Virgil Dickson  |  April 03, 2018

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.

CSRs, reinsurance face abortion language hurdle

CSRs, reinsurance face abortion language hurdle

By Susannah Luthi  |  March 15, 2018

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.

California panel rejects government-run healthcare

By Associated Press  |  March 14, 2018

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.

Federal appeals court stalls CSR lawsuit settlement

Federal appeals court stalls CSR lawsuit settlement

By Susannah Luthi  |  March 05, 2018

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.

Idaho: Azar must decide states' role in Obamacare

Idaho: Azar must decide states' role in Obamacare

By Susannah Luthi  |  February 28, 2018

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.

20 states sue federal government to abolish Obamacare

20 states sue federal government to abolish Obamacare

By Erica Teichert  |  February 26, 2018

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.

Independent doctors get sweet deal under GOP tax cut bill

Independent doctors get sweet deal under GOP tax cut bill

By Harris Meyer  |  December 20, 2017

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.

Guest Commentary: 'Repeal and replace' is now 'co-opt and confuse'

Guest Commentary: 'Repeal and replace' is now 'co-opt and confuse'

By Dr. Ann Hwang  |  December 16, 2017

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."

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