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  • Is the Administrative Fix Increasing Premiums?

    August 26, 2014

    The Obama administration responded to the controversy over millions of U.S. residents receiving cancellation notices for 2014 policies with an administrative fix -- optional for states to accept -- that first allowed individuals to keep their coverage through plan year 2015 and has since been extended into 2016 and 2017. Now the fix might be causing a whole new controversy: some insurers say it's causing them to increase 2015 premium rates for plans sold through the ACA's exchanges.
  • Why 'HillaryCare' Failed and 'ObamaCare' Succeeded

    March 30, 2012

    Since March 30, 1992, when American Health Line first launched, there have been two major efforts to reform the country's health care system. This feature compares and contrasts health reform undertakings by former first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and President Obama.
  • Context is Key: Understanding Exchange Premium Rates

    August 14, 2014

    Premiums for health plans sold through the health insurance exchanges are set to increase by 7.5% on average next year across the 27 states -- plus Washington, D.C. -- that have publicly released proposed rates, according to a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers' Health Research Institute. 

  • CMS Offers To Settle Hospitals' 'Two-Midnight' Rule Appeals

    September 02, 2014

    There is a backlog of up to 800,000 appeals and disputes have been taking 18 months or longer to be resolved.

  • CMS Will Automatically Renew Federal Exchange Coverage

    September 03, 2014

    Consumers will be enrolled in the same plans and receive the same subsidies as they did in 2014.

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