Data Points for the week of July 27, 2015, covered the following topics: Patient safety, medical homes, health insurance exchanges, Medicaid, readmissions
Employers and health insurance companies showed a visible appetite for private health exchanges at a conference Thursday, building on executives' desires nationwide to keep the growth of healthcare costs manageable.
The main contractor in Maryland's initially flawed healthcare exchange website has agreed to repay $45 million to avoid legal action over its performance, officials announced Tuesday.
The decision last week to hire Marilyn Tavenner as CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans signals that the powerful lobbying group has accepted the Affordable Care Act as the new business environment and that it wants a CMS insider to help during the next phase of market development.
The battle ahead for Republicans who hope to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is one that will be fought on the campaign trail, even as markets move ahead with more confidence after last week's U.S. Supreme Court decision.
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act's premium subsidies in all states was a huge relief to health insurers, potentially encouraging them to step up their participation in the individual exchange market. Now attention turns to tension between insurers and regulators...
The number of Americans who had no health insurance last year was at one of the lowest levels ever recorded. But the survey showed wide disparities in health coverage by state.
Illinois lawmakers should create a state-based health insurance exchange and consider renting certain functions of HealthCare.gov if the U.S. Supreme Court rules against federal subsidies in states that haven't set up their own marketplaces, according to the Illinois Hospital Association.
HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell remained tight-lipped about how the administration might respond to a loss in the King v. Burwell Supreme Court case during an appearance in Chicago on Tuesday.
Regarding the article “Bioethicists say patient-satisfaction surveys could lead to bad medicine”, this is a great example of unintended consequences.
A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's healthcare law. But it's Republicans—not White House officials—who have been talking about damage control.
Instead of one seamless marketplace for individual health plans, the Affordable Care Act has created two different ways to buy the same kind of product. Insurance companies continue to sell millions of plans to consumers outside the exchanges.