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Outlets report on news from Georgia, Colorado, Texas, California, Michigan, Kansas, Virginia, Massachusetts, Louisiana and Florida.
Initial enrollment is about 4 percent lower than last year, but it still illustrates the risk Republicans face as they begin moving to dismantle the law. Media outlets report on news out of Minnesota and California as well.
A study of five states looks at the market conditions that make or break the health insurance marketplaces set up by the Affordable Care Act.
Lung cancer screening rates have not changed much even though the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has recommended that smokers get checked, according to a new study.
Republicans’ delay in finding common ground to repeal and replace the health law raises risks that coverage could shrink and rates rise even more, the industry says.
Opinion writers offer their takes on what Republican lawmakers might do with Obamacare and the challenges it will involve.
Outlets report on news from Connecticut, Wisconsin, Arizona, Ohio, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Florida, Texas and California.
The ruling echoes an earlier case that rejected the proposed Aetna-Humana megamerger.
Groups who spoke out against the passage of the legislation are now lobbying in support of maintaining certain provisions. Meanwhile, patient advocates worry about the sickest Americans not being guaranteed coverage.
As time goes on, instead of there being a groundswell of support for a single bill, alternatives are mushrooming. In other news, the chairman of the Freedom Caucus says he may be willing to continue in 2018 the “insurer bailout” payments and cost-sharing reduction payments for consumers that Republicans have been trying to kill.
Leading conservative lawmakers say it is not acceptable to slow down dismantling the health law.
Insurers and care providers say efforts to fix how consumers are notified also raise concerns.
Opinion writers contemplate the current zeitgeist of GOP lawmakers and offer their insights on what repair or replacement plans should include and how their efforts might be viewed by the public.
Centene, another Medicaid-focused insurer, also reported strong earnings in its fourth-quarter earnings report.
Amid uncertainty surrounding the future of the Affordable Care Act, state and national numbers for sign-ups have slipped from last year. Media outlets also report on health law news from Connecticut and Colorado.
The event highlighted the challenges congressional lawmakers face in coming up with a plan both sides can agree on.
Most health care economists believe lawmakers will be hard-pressed to come up with an effective and politically tolerable alternative to what has become the symbolic heart of the health law. “Carrots are expensive,” says Paul Van de Water, a senior fellow at the left-leaning Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. “Sticks are unpopular.” Meanwhile, Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., reiterates that the plan to dismantle and replace the Affordable Care Act will be completed this year.
A Harvard health policy expert faced a racing heartbeat and $6,000 deductible on his insurance plan. What did he do?
A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.
Since Republican efforts to revamp the health law have slowed down, insurers and consumer advocates have raised concerns that the uncertainty could keep companies from offering coverage in the law’s marketplaces in 2018.