Brewing Health Law Storm Could Rain On Next President’s First Month In Office
The fourth Obamacare signup period ends about one week before inauguration on Jan. 20, and could set the tone for the future of the health law following a precarious year for insurers on the marketplace.
Next President Faces Possible ObamaCare Meltdown
The next president could be dealing with an ObamaCare insurer meltdown in their very first month. The incoming administration will take office just as the latest ObamaCare enrollment tally comes in, delivering a potentially crucial verdict about the still-shaky healthcare marketplaces. (Ferris, 8/11)
In other news, Marilyn Tavenner talks with Politico's Pulse Check about her career shift —
Marilyn Tavenner On Implementing Obamacare — And Then Lobbying To Change It
At the start of 2015, Marilyn Tavenner held one of the most important jobs in health care: Implementing Obamacare, as the head of CMS. Six months later, she'd swapped it for a completely different major role: Lobbying to change Obamacare, as the head of America's Health Insurance Plans. It's an unusual career shift, and it's given Tavenner — a long-time government official turned top lobbyist — a rare perspective on the changes unfolding in the industry. (Diamond, 8/10)