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Data Points for July 27, 2015

Data Points for July 27, 2015

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 25, 2015

Data Points for the week of July 27, 2015, covered the following topics: Patient safety, medical homes, health insurance exchanges, Medicaid, readmissions

Employers warming up to private insurance exchanges

By Bob Herman  |  July 24, 2015

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.

AHIP's move signals ACA acceptance

AHIP's move signals ACA acceptance

By Bob Herman  |  July 18, 2015

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.

ACA repeal-and-replace efforts just got a lot more difficult

By Melanie Evans  |  June 27, 2015

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.

With subsidies settled, insurers look ahead to rate battles

With subsidies settled, insurers look ahead to rate battles

By Bob Herman  |  June 27, 2015

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...

Illinois could rent pieces of HealthCare.gov if subsidies disappear, association says

By Kristen Schorsch / Crain's Chicago Business  |  June 16, 2015

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.

'Ugly' potential fallout from Supreme Court healthcare case

By Associated Press  |  May 25, 2015

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.

Why millions buy coverage off the ACA exchanges

By Bob Herman  |  May 09, 2015

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.

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