States With No Exchange Or Medicaid Expansion Have Most To Lose In King V. Burwell: Study
A report finds that the 20 states that did not set up their own exchange or expand their Medicaid programs would lose $721 billion in federal funds over the next decade if the Supreme Court rules health law subsidies in those places illegal.
The Fiscal Times:
States Lose $721B If SCOTUS Rules Against Obamacare
Next month, the Supreme Court will decide whether Obamacare enrollees in states that did not set up their own exchanges will continue to have access to federal subsidies. If the Court rules against the administration in the high-stakes case of King v. Burwell, an estimated 9.8 million could become uninsured in states that rely on the federal exchange, Healthcare.gov, says a new study from the Urban Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Ehley, 5/17).
In Massachusetts, the developer of the state exchange's failed Connector website is under investigation. And Colorado's exchange board approved a new fee for those who bought insurance through the marketplace, plus another that hits a broader swath of insured -
The Boston Globe:
AG Maura Healey Continues Probe Of Connector Software Developer
Attorney General Maura Healey is investigating the performance of CGI, the Canadian software developer that built the failed website for the Massachusetts Health Connector, continuing a review started by her predecessor. (Freyer, 5/18)
Health News Colorado:
Exchange Board Votes To Scoop Up Millions From Two Higher Fees
Despite fury from lawmakers the day before, Colorado’s health exchange board voted on Thursday to collect millions of additional dollars from all Colorado health insurance customers, even those who have nothing to do with the exchange. (Kerwin McCrimmon, 5/15)