In handing states greater flexibility to overhaul their insurance markets through waivers, the Trump administration has paved the way for states to diverge further in the access and affordability of its residents' coverage, insurance experts said.
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.
In a letter that echoes the GOP tussle with the Congressional Budget Office in last year's Obamacare repeal-and-replace effort, Senate Republicans want the agency to test its new health coverage simulation model by re-estimating the Affordable Care Act's coverage numbers.
Maryland joins several states that have implemented reinsurance programs to help stabilize their individual insurance markets in the face of rising premiums and shifting market rules.
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.
Credit rating agency A.M. Best upgraded ratings of more health insurers in the first half of 2018 than in the same period last year, as companies reported improved operating results in ACA exchanges and continued to turn a profit in other markets.
UnitedHealthcare may be required to transfer millions of dollars to New York insurers that enrolled high-cost members in their plans in 2017, based on a federal judge's decision.
Healthcare is one-fifth of the nation's economy and a job creator, adding 16,700 positions in July, on top of the 25,200 added in June. So it is a bit of a head scratcher as to why industry executives weren't part of the conversation.
Hoping to leverage election-year politics, Senate Democrats will introduce legislation to upend the Trump administration's expansion of short-term insurance plans.
Alabama and Illinois are the first states to take advantage of new flexibility to define the essential health benefits that certain insurers must provide. Their approaches show how some seek to bolster their ACA markets while others weaken them.
Between 2010 and 2017, more than 19 million people moved from the ranks of the uninsured to insured. With the 2019 open-enrollment season fast approaching, here's a look at some key demographic data.