HealthCare.gov sign-ups lag by more than a half-million with less than a week left in open enrollment. Last-minute shoppers and a surge of auto-enrollments should boost the finally tally, but enrollment is likely to fall short last year.
Blue Shield of California has quietly scaled back the national Blue Card program that has allowed its members to receive a range of services out of state in an effort to reduce costs.
A House panel will question ONC leaders about progress the agency is making on implementing the 21st Century Cures Act.
Enrollment in New Jersey's insurance exchange during open enrollment this year trails last year's sign-ups by 14%. That's despite state efforts to enact an individual mandate, implement a reinsurance program and prohibit short-term insurance plans.
The CMS issued a final rule that allows the agency to continue the normal operations of the Affordable Care Act risk-adjustment program for 2018.
The trend toward narrow-network plans has persisted since the inception of the Affordable Care Act exchanges in 2014. While it seems to have leveled out for 2019, it's unlikely that narrow networks will become less popular anytime soon.
The CMS has issued four new examples on how states can use 1332 waivers to customize health insurance offerings. But a former agency official warns that using any of the new flexibilities could result in litigation.
Many more eHealth customers opted for short-term insurance plans over unsubsidized Affordable Care Act-compliant plans during the first half of the ACA open enrollment period for 2019 coverage than during the previous open enrollment.
More than 2.4 million people signed up for coverage through HealthCare.gov in the first four weeks of the Affordable Care Act's sixth open enrollment, about 350,000 fewer than during the same period last year.
CMS Administrator Seema Verma wants to reassure individual market enrollees that they won't lose access to care if a federal judge in Texas strikes down the Affordable Care Act.
Americans are signing up for coverage through the federal marketplace at a slower rate this year, new CMS data show. But some states with their own insurance exchanges have reported higher sign-ups during open enrollment.
Nearly a year ago, the private insurer in the state's overhauled Medicaid managed-care program slashed reimbursement rates to medical suppliers. Now a large provider is terminating its contract.