While hoping for a solution to address the individual market, executives gathered at Modern Healthcare's Leadership Symposium are skeptical that lawmakers will act.
If President Donald Trump prevails in shutting down a major Obamacare health insurance subsidy, it would have the unintended consequence of making free basic coverage available to more people, and making upper-tier plans more affordable.
Even before President Donald Trump announced plans last week to nix Obamacare subsidies, the Illinois Department of Insurance raced over the summer to get insurers on board with a strategy to minimize the financial pain of such a move.
Two key senators have reached a bipartisan agreement to extend funding for cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers for two years in exchange for greater state flexibility on insurance market rules. While the proposal has industry support, it's unclear whether it can clear Congress.
Rep. Tom Marino will no longer be considered to lead the Office of National Drug Control Policy. His decision comes just days after news reports revealed he played a critical role in passing legislation that weakened federal authority to control opioid distribution.
Hospitals say President Donald Trump's expected declaration that the opioid epidemic is a national crisis will have little impact on their strategies to combat abuse.
Legal experts say 19 state attorneys general face an uphill battle to convince a federal judge that the Trump administration is legally obligated to fund cost-sharing subsidies to insurers.
Attorneys general in 19 states have filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump over his decision to stop payments that lower health insurance deductibles and co-pays for millions of Americans with modest incomes.
A push by the Trump administration to decrease the number of undocumented people in the U.S. could stop illegal immigrant parents from enrolling their American children into healthcare coverage.
President Donald Trump last week signed an executive order to exempt health plans offered by trade and professional associations from the same coverage requirements as those offered by small businesses and on the individual market. Many fear such a move would drive up premiums for other plans.
President Donald Trump's decision Thursday to end federal cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers puts the spotlight on Republican and Democratic senators who are trying to craft a bill to fund those payments and stabilize the individual insurance market.
A top CMS official agrees with an influential congressional advisory group that suggests a new Medicare pay model meant to encourage doctors to improve the quality of patient care needs work and plans to turn to industry stakeholders to help modify the initiative.