Obamacare enrollments surge in wake of Trump's election

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 12, 2016

HHS last week reported a surge in people enrolling for coverage on the Affordable Care Act's federal exchange on the day after Donald Trump, who said repealing the law is a main priority, was elected into the presidency.

Letters: Treat doctors like valued pros, or burnout will be rampant

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 05, 2016

Regarding the article “When physicians burn out, solutions are elusive,” as long as physicians are seen purely as the economic engines of healthcare, as “producers,” where value and worth is equated purely to production and productivity, burnout will be rampant.

Anthem warns of ACA exchange retreat in 2018

Anthem warns of ACA exchange retreat in 2018

By Shelby Livingston  |  November 02, 2016

Anthem CEO Joseph Swedish called 2017 a "critical year" for the company's participation in the marketplaces, noting low membership growth in its individual ACA exchange business and higher than expected medical costs from members with chronic diseases.

Hospitals' struggles show in Q3 earnings

By Dave Barkholz  |  October 29, 2016

Hospitals over the past year have seen rising labor costs, pressures to invest to prepare for value-based reimbursement and a flattening of volumes from the Affordable Care Act exchanges. As third-quarter earnings season hits full stride this week, early results have been decidedly mixed.

Obama administration confirms double-digit premium hikes

Obama administration confirms double-digit premium hikes

By Associated Press  |  October 25, 2016

Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama's healthcare law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed Monday. That's sure to stoke another "Obamacare" controversy days before a presidential election.

DOJ says insurers aren't entitled to massive risk-corridor payments

By Erica Teichert  |  October 04, 2016

The U.S. Department of Justice wants to escape two insurer lawsuits accusing it of shorting them of hundreds of millions of dollars in the Affordable Care Act's much-maligned risk-corridor program by claiming they weren't guaranteed the massive payouts in the first place.