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ConnectiCare does about-face, will stay on state exchange

ConnectiCare does about-face, will stay on state exchange

By Erica Teichert  |  September 17, 2016

ConnectiCare said it discussed its planned departure with state regulators and its beneficiaries and ultimately decided to stay in the ACA market. The company had earlier said it would leave in the wake of a state court's Sept. 9 rejection of the insurer's attempt to force through a proposed 27%...

Obama meets with remaining insurers on Affordable Care Act exchanges

Obama meets with remaining insurers on Affordable Care Act exchanges

By Virgil Dickson  |  September 12, 2016

Following the exodus of UnitedHealthcare and Aetna from insurance exchanges established by the ACA, President Barack Obama met Monday with the heads of some of the remaining payers to discuss the future of the federal insurance marketplace.

What Ryan's healthcare proposals look like from Janesville

What Ryan's healthcare proposals look like from Janesville

By Harris Meyer  |  September 10, 2016

House Speaker Paul Ryan wants to replace the ACA and fundamentally change federal Medicaid funding. Providers and patients in his home district are leery of the proposals, which would drive the healthcare agenda under a Trump administration.

House GOP hearing will tout ACA replacement plan

House GOP hearing will tout ACA replacement plan

By Shannon Muchmore  |  September 10, 2016

The hearing, titled “The Affordable Care Act on Shaky Ground: Outlook and Oversight,” is being held jointly by the House Energy and Commerce subcommittees on health and oversight and investigations.

'We are committed in every market we are in'

'We are committed in every market we are in'

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 27, 2016

Bernard Tyson, the head of the $61 billion integrated delivery system whose 38 hospitals and 19,000 physicians serve nearly 11 million plan members in eight states and the District Columbia, recently sat down with Modern Healthcare Editor Merrill Goozner to discuss what's going on in the Affordable...

One-third of ACA exchanges will lack competition in 2017

By Maria Castellucci  |  August 23, 2016

More than a third of the Affordable Care Act's exchanges will have only one participating health insurer in 2017, significantly up from 4% reported this year, according to a recent analysis.

ACA waiver rules may scare away states

ACA waiver rules may scare away states

By Erica Teichert  |  August 08, 2016

The Treasury Department's and HHS' rules governing Section 1332 waiver approvals may dissuade states from applying for the program, according to a government watchdog report.

Could Trump loss spur ACA deal with Clinton?

Could Trump loss spur ACA deal with Clinton?

By Harris Meyer  |  August 06, 2016

With Donald Trump's presidential campaign faltering, Republican health policy experts are gaming out Plan B for working with a Hillary Clinton administration to achieve conservative healthcare goals.

Aetna may pull back from health exchanges

Aetna may pull back from health exchanges

By Dave Barkholz  |  August 02, 2016

Aetna announced Tuesday an about-face on plans to expand its presence on public healthcare exchanges. It is also re-evaluating its participation on 15 state exchanges. The announcement comes on the heels of the Justice Department's challenge to Aetna's $37 billion merger with Humana.

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