The government’s most detailed release of figures shows insurance plan sign-ups beat the Obama administration’s goal for the year.
Some insurers are betting that lowering the barrier to seeing a doctor will encourage people to get needed care sooner. If it works, the health plans could save more than they spend on the benefit.
But CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt declines to predict fate of the 13 remaining state exchanges in congressional testimony.
Average penalties are set to rise 47 percent next year for Americans who can afford insurance but choose to remain uncovered, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation analysis.
Experts say Gov.-elect Matt Bevin’s plan to drop Kynect and use the federal healthcare.gov marketplace would have little impact on consumers, if it happens.
Premiums could jump 15 percent next year for millions if they keep 2015 plans, reports the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Compassion & Choices counts on human-interest stories to shape debate as 23 states weigh aid-in-dying bills this year.
Floridians without health insurance query experts and ponder options as the health law’s open enrollment season gets underway.
Despite strong enrollment in Kentucky’s online health insurance marketplace, participation in its exchange for small employers also created by the Affordable Care Act has mostly been a dud.
Software problems, better health insurance options elsewhere are said to hold enrollment well under projections after almost two years.
After millions of people signed up for Obamacare over the past two years, the ones still lacking insurance may be harder to both find and persuade to enroll.
New report finds the annual increase in Medicaid spending is the largest in at least two decades, spurred by the federal health law expansion.
Staffed by midwives and bolstered by Obamacare, low-tech birth centers away from hospitals are up almost 60 percent since 2010.
Patients on typical silver plans pay twice as much as workers with job-based insurance for prescription drugs each year, researchers find.
Congressional watchdog says the government checks few health plans to ensure accurate provider listings and adequate access for seniors on Medicare Advantage.
Millions of Americans over 60 are risking illnesses by skipping their shots.
The number of heart valve surgeries has risen more than 50 percent since 2012, demonstrating the hospital industry’s record of finding new ways to fill beds and increase revenue even as advances in health and technology shrink demand for inpatient care. Still, patient risk and cost concerns persist.
More hospitals are hiring OB-GYNs to help handle births and obstetrical and gynecological emergencies.
The federal-state health care program covers nearly half of all births, one-third of children across the country and two-thirds of people in nursing homes.
Trust fund solvent until 2030, but some seniors may see a big spike in Part B premiums.