Prior to the start of open enrollment, many experts feared sign-ups would drop this year because of deep cuts in federal funding for Obamacare marketing and outreach. But so far, enrollment continues to outpace last year.
The Trump administration has done everything possible short of repealing the Affordable Care Act to discourage Americans from signing up for health insurance coverage. No one should be surprised if 2018 enrollment falls short of last year.
Around 20,000 people enrolled in Healthy Michigan could lose public coverage next April because they have not participated in at least one 'healthy behavior' such as smoking cessation.
Reports that President Trump urged CMS Administrator Seema Verma to reject Iowa's 1332 waiver plan sends mixed signals to states trying to stabilize their exchanges.
The federal government's move to take HealthCare.gov offline for 12 hours nearly every Sunday during open enrollment reduces the chances consumers have to sign up for coverage in an already challenging enrollment period.
The White House was dealt a major blow when congressional Republicans' push to dismantle the Affordable Care Act failed, but the administration isn't done trying to undo the ACA yet.
The chairman of the Senate health committee says he's looking for short-term fixes that Republicans and Democrats can agree on in the next 10 days so Congress can influence ACA insurance rates for 2018.
Congress returns from its summer recess amid hopeful signs that moderates in the Senate will craft bipartisan legislation to bolster the individual insurance markets created by the Affordable Care Act.
The CMS is pushing the rate-filing deadline to Sept. 5 to give insurers time to adjust their rates to account for changes to the ACA risk adjustment formula.
If approved, the lone insurer's proposed double-digit rate decrease would be the first time the average rate has decreased under the current federal healthcare law in Alaska.
Health insurers have warned for months that they will raise premiums if the Trump administration and Congress fail to fund crucial cost-sharing subsidies. Now, the Trump administration faces the threat that states will sue over the payments.
Medica last week said it will offer plans on Nebraska's exchanges statewide in 2018.