The Obama administration announced a special enrollment period from March 15 to April 30 for healthcare.gov consumers who discover they owe a penalty after filling out their tax returns.
Dentists say they’re reluctant to see Medicaid patients because they’re typically paid about half as much as they get from private patients.
March of Dimes, Young Invincibles and Planned Parenthood say that pregnant women should be able to get health coverage outside the three-month open enrollment period.
In what may be the first verdict of its kind, a jury found the concierge medical giant MDVIP responsible for physician’s negligent care of a Boca Raton patient.
More Floridians have signed up for private health exchange plans than in any other state thanks to online mapping tools, coordinated outreach efforts and insurers’ involvement — and in spite of Republican opposition.
A three-year agreement between Indiana and the federal government imposes cost-sharing on poor adults and uses a cigarette tax and a fee on hospitals to pay the state’s costs of expanding Medicaid — and could lead to other GOP-led states following suit.
Patients gained access to primary care doctors as a result of the health law’s pay increase, according to the analysis.
The Idaho case is being closely watched by states that want to stop such lawsuits, as well as by patient advocates and providers who say patients’ access to care depends on fair rates.
States say government should be able to set rates without courts stepping in. Patient advocates and providers say intervention is needed to improve access.
BeneStream screens for Medicaid-eligible workers, creating a win-win for both employers and employees.
The health law offered a two-year pay raise for primary care doctors who see Medicaid patients to entice them to participate, but that expires Dec. 31.
State and federal exchanges report strong interest in 2015 plans, smoother exchange performance and better-trained assisters.
For-profit carriers complain the upstarts have an unfair edge because of low-interest federal loans.
Study finds that early elective delivery rates are declining but authorities say they are still too high, leading to worse health outcomes for mothers and children.
Experts say low reimbursements and restrictions on providers have hampered the Medicare program.
More than 100,000 apply for coverage of federal marketplace as year-two health law enrollment period begins.
Administration improves screening rates, but needs to do more to ensure that poor children get recommended health care, says HHS inspector general.
Idaho will have the only new state marketplace this year, while Oregon and Nevada abandon failed state exchanges and go with healthcare.gov instead.
Texas and Florida, with their large uninsured populations, are not expected to offer coverage to many low-income patients.
Advocates hope Republican governors in other states will move to expand coverage under the Affordable Care Act.