Healthcare experts widely expected the Affordable Care Act to hobble Medicare Advantage. But Since 2010, enrollment in Medicare Advantage has doubled to more than 20 million enrollees, growing from a quarter of Medicare beneficiaries to more than a third.
For the first time ever, average monthly premiums for benchmark silver plans will drop on the federal Obamacare markets, after a nearly 40% spike last year.
The CMS said the scheduled downtime, which is the same as last year's, is during periods when HealthCare.gov sees the lowest traffic.
HHS Secretary Alex Azar outlined what he called the failures of the Affordable Care Act, including rising premiums and limited plan choice, but said the Trump administration has helped right those failures.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office found that HHS did not violate lobbying laws by producing and posting videos on social media where citizens called for repealing the Affordable Care Act.
Seven healthcare industry and advocacy groups sued the Trump administration to block a rule expanding the availability of short-term plans lasting up to a year that don't comply with Affordable Care Act consumer protection rules.
The CMS is drastically reducing the number of navigators who will receive grants this year to assist with exchange enrollment. Under the new criteria, navigators can help people enroll in non-ACA health plans.
People who have opted out of exchange coverage will not need to back up their claim for a mandate exemption with paperwork when they file their 2018 taxes, according to the CMS.
The ruling in favor of Montana Health Co-op is the first to be handed down in a series of insurer lawsuits over unpaid CSRs and marks a major victory for health plans.
In a U.S. district court Wednesday, a federal judge had hard questions for Democratic state attorneys general who argued that the ACA can stand even with a zeroed-out tax penalty.
In a Texas court Wednesday, Republican attorneys general will seek an overturn of the Affordable Care Act by leveraging a Democratic argument that elimination of the individual mandate penalty makes the law's coverage protections unfeasible.
A lawsuit aiming to overturn the Affordable Care Act goes before a conservative Texas judge Sept. 5. The health insurance industry and GOP lawmakers are bracing for the potential fallout.