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CMS Adds Star Ratings System to Show Plan Quality on ACA Exchanges
August 16, 2019 - Plans on the federal health insurance exchange will publicly display quality ratings on a five-star system in plan year (PY) 2020, CMS…
Aug 16, 2019 13:29 UTC Health-Care Read More

Affordable Care Act Linked to Reduction in Racial Disparities in the Care of Cancer Patients: Report
WASHINGTON INFORMER — A report released Sunday shows that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is not the scourge that Republicans make it out to be. In fact…
Aug 16, 2019 10:36 UTC Health-Care Read More

Oscar Health Lands Berkshire Hathaway Deal Ahead Of Obamacare Expansion
A new agreement Oscar Health signed with Berkshire Hathaway's NICO reinsurance subsidiary is a signal Oscar is on the verge of a big expansion in the…
Aug 15, 2019 21:02 UTC Health-Care Read More

Cooper should nix "back to the bad old days" association health plans bill
As noted in this radio commentary, Gov. Roy Cooper should veto the so-called Association Health Plans bill that the General Assembly presented to him today.
Aug 15, 2019 18:00 UTC Health-Care Read More

Cooper should nix "back to the bad old days" association health plans bill
As noted in this radio commentary, Gov. Roy Cooper should veto the so-called Association Health Plans bill that the General Assembly presented to him today.
Aug 15, 2019 17:59 UTC Health-Care Read More

False Claims in Tate Reeves' 'Obamacare' Mailers on Waller Plan
A mailer from Tate Reeves' campaign made several misleading claims about Republican runoff opponent Bill Waller's Medicaid expansion plan.
Aug 15, 2019 17:46 UTC Health-Care Read More

The Effects of Medicaid Expansion under the ACA: Updated Findings from a Literature Review
A substantial body of research has investigated effects of the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on coverage; access to care and related…
Aug 15, 2019 17:13 UTC Health-Care Read More

Hanging With The Hendersons releases exclusive clip of Season 2 finale
Animal Planet's Hanging With The Hendersons airs its season two finale on Saturday, and Hidden Remote has an exclusive clip to share. Two years ago, the video of veterinarian Dr. Ross Henderson singing to a golden retriever prior to the pup's surgery went viral. Then, in January of 2019, Ross, his brother Ryan and their father Tony, also veterinarians, got their own Animal Planet reality TV series, Hanging With The Hendersons. It's only been seven months, but the show's season two is already coming to a close with its finale this Saturday. The Hendersons became animal-lover legends very qui...
Aug 15, 2019 12:01 UTC Health-Care Read More

ObamaCare’s Medicaid Deception
ObamaCare wasn't supposed to give free health insurance to everybody. The Affordable Care Act's authors expected the poor would enroll in Medicaid, while…
Aug 14, 2019 22:39 UTC Health-Care Read More

Nevada signs on to protest of Affordable Care Act rule
Attorney General Aaron Ford has joined with 22 other Attorneys General to protest a Trump administration plan they say would undermine anti-discrimination…
Aug 14, 2019 18:23 UTC Health-Care Read More

IRS Decreases ACA Affordability Percentage for 2020 What does this mean for the Employer Shared Responsibility Rules?
In the recently issued Revenue Procedure 2019-29, the Internal Revenue *Service* (IRS) reduced the applicable contribution percentage for the 2020 plan…
Aug 14, 2019 16:18 UTC Health-Care Read More

Affordable Care Act enrollment falls as Trump expands other health insurance plans
The universe of people covered by the Affordable Care Act keeps narrowing. Between the lines: People who make too much money to qualify for help paying…
Aug 13, 2019 09:29 UTC Health-Care Read More

End of individual mandate hasnt killed Obamacare
When Republicans used a GOP tax bill to kill a provision in the 2010 health-care law requiring most Americans buy health insurance or pay a penalty, President…
Aug 13, 2019 04:00 UTC Health-Care Read More

Column: Why the short-term health plans Trump favors are cheap: They spend pennies on healthcare
President Trump and other foes of the Affordable Care Act have made the expansion of short-term health plans a centerpiece of their campaign to gut the ACA.
Aug 12, 2019 21:58 UTC Health-Care Read More

Health insurance premiums to drop under Affordable Care Act
Health insurance premiums are set to drop next year under the Affordable Care Act.
Aug 12, 2019 16:14 UTC Health-Care Read More

Covered California draws more insurers after state moves to bolster Obamacare
Health insurers are expanding operations in California, enhancing competition and offering consumers more choices.
Aug 12, 2019 12:59 UTC Health-Care Read More

Analysis The Health 202: Mayor Pete proposes keeping Obamacare, with a public option
Pete Buttigieg is quite liberal, even by the standards of his 2020 Democratic presidential primary rivals. But now that the South Bend, Ind. mayor is getting more…
Aug 09, 2019 11:03 UTC Health-Care Read More

Watch: Bill de Blasio, Hannity debate ObamaCare during headline-making interview
Democratic presidential candidate Bill de Blasio and Fox News' Sean Hannity got into it during their headline-making interview over former President Barack…
Aug 08, 2019 22:46 UTC Health-Care Read More

Joseph Q. Jarvis: The Affordable Care Act isn't: So, what is?
Middle-class families across the United States who have no employment-based health benefits are increasingly finding the cost of health insurance offered…
Aug 08, 2019 20:06 UTC Health-Care Read More

IRS Decreases ACA Employer Affordability Percentage for 2020
Generally, the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) requires group health plan coverage sponsored by large employers to be “affordable” in order to avoid certain…
Aug 08, 2019 06:59 UTC Health-Care Read More

Bolstering the Affordable Care Act is our best hope to insure all Americans
Everyone should have access to health care, no matter who you are or where you live.
Aug 07, 2019 16:29 UTC Health-Care Read More

Letter: Long live the Affordable Care Act
Applause and a hearty thank you to Salt Lake Tribune staff writers Benjamin Wood, Paighten Harkens, and secondarily to Yasmeen Abutaleb of The Washington…
Aug 06, 2019 18:30 UTC Health-Care Read More

Improving Advance Care Planning for Latinos with Cancer: A Podcast with Fischer and Fink
In this week's GeriPal podcast we talk with Stacy Fischer, MD and Regina Fink, RN, PhD, both from the University of Colorado, about a lay health navigator intervention to improve advance care planning with Latinos with advanced cancer. The issue of lay health navigators raises several issues that we discuss, including: - What is a lay health navigator? - What do they do? How are they trained? - What do lay health navigators offer that specialized palliative care doesn't? Are they replacing us? - What makes the health navigator intervention particularly appropriate for Latinos and rural i...
Aug 06, 2019 16:06 UTC Health-Care Read More

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