Groundhog Day: House votes to repeal ACA

Groundhog Day: House votes to repeal ACA

By Paul Demko  |  January 31, 2015

Congressional Republicans repeatedly have vowed to repeal and replace Obamacare, but so far they've voted only on the first part.

Wisconsin's Walker boasts of Medicaid program as he eyes presidential run

Wisconsin's Walker boasts of Medicaid program as he eyes presidential run

By Paul Demko  |  January 31, 2015

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker argued that his state's approach to Medicaid expansion is an innovative solution that could serve as a blueprint for other states. Under Wisconsin's program, individuals with incomes up to 100% of the federal poverty level are eligible for benefits. While he ended a...

Uninsured don’t know about subsidies, Medicaid expansion

By Virgil Dickson  |  January 29, 2015

Additional outreach about insurance marketplace premium subsidies and expanded eligibility standards for Medicaid is needed to reach the uninsured, a Kaiser Family Foundation study suggests.

In Supreme Court subsidies showdown, whose side is Ben Nelson on?

By Lisa Schencker  |  January 29, 2015

Obamacare opponents say a former Democratic senator's comments prove Congress didn't intend to grant insurance premium subsidies to states without their own exchanges. A new brief filed in the Supreme Court uses that same senator's words to show the opposite conclusion.

Americans want Congress to restore subsidies if Supreme Court nixes them

By Paul Demko  |  January 28, 2015

Nearly two-thirds of adults want Congress to take action to allow all low- and middle-income Americans to access insurance subsidies if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down financial assistance in states that don't operate their own exchanges, according to a new Kaiser Family Foundation poll.

Exchange enrollment hits 9.5 million

Exchange enrollment hits 9.5 million

By Virgil Dickson  |  January 27, 2015

The Obama administration was on course to surpass its 2015 insurance enrollment goal on state and federal exchanges roughly a month before open enrollment ends Feb.15.

ACA clear on allowing subsidies, Obama administration tells high court

By Lisa Schencker  |  January 27, 2015

The nation's healthcare reform law is clear in allowing Americans in all states to get insurance premium tax credits as Congress intended, the Obama administration argues in its main brief filed with the Supreme Court in the widely watched King v. Burwell case.

Projected ACA costs drop by $100 billion

By Paul Demko  |  January 26, 2015

The insurance coverage provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are expected to cost roughly $100 billion less over the next decade than previously projected, according to the latest analysis from the Congressional Budget Office.

Proposed insurance enrollment period worries some

By Associated Press  |  January 25, 2015

A proposal to shift the Affordable Care Act's annual enrollment period could both help and hurt consumers, according to state insurance regulators and industry officials.

Iowa declares the demise of CoOportunity Health

By Bob Herman  |  January 23, 2015

The Iowa Insurance Division said Friday that not-for-profit health insurer CoOportunity Health could not be saved and ordered its liquidation by the end of February.

Data Points for Jan. 19, 2015

Data Points for Jan. 19, 2015

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 17, 2015

Data Points for the week of Jan. 19, 2015, covered the following topics: Unexpected medical expenses, Medicaid, diabetes, uninsured adults, alcohol poisoning

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