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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.

Hospitals turn to friendlier tools to collect unpaid bills

Hospitals turn to friendlier tools to collect unpaid bills

By Beth Kutscher  |  May 16, 2015

As high-deductible plans proliferate and regulators step up scrutiny of hospital collection practices, some providers are investing in tools to make the process less confusing and easier to navigate and using sophisticated algorithms to predict who is most likely to pay.

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.

Exchange leaders gather to strategize survival

By Bob Herman  |  May 09, 2015

Leaders of the federal and state insurance exchanges, policy experts and insurance executives are gathering in Washington this week to hash out the critical legal, technological, financial and policy issues facing the public health plan marketplaces.

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