December 13, 2018
Hawaii is the healthiest U.S. state, according to the United Health Foundation's latest rankings, which considers 38 measures related to clinical care, policies, health outcomes, and more.
CMS data show about 4.1 million U.S. residents selected federal exchange plans from Nov. 1, the first day of the Affordable Care Act's current open enrollment period, through Dec. 8, including 934,269 people who selected plans during the sixth week of open enrollment.
A Kaiser Family Foundation analysis estimates that about 4.2 million uninsured U.S. residents who qualify for premium subsidies under the Affordable Care Act are eligible to enroll in bonze-level exchange plans that would cost them $0 out of pocket.
Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee on Monday introduced a year-end tax package that would delay certain taxes called for under the Affordable Care Act, but it is unclear whether the package will advance in the House and Senate.
December 12, 2018
The House yesterday passed several health care bills, including one that seeks to penalize drugmakers that overcharge Medicaid.
December 11, 2018
The Supreme Court denied requests from Kansas and Louisiana to hear cases regarding whether patients can challenge how states choose to allocate Medicaid funds—a decision that leaves in place lower court rulings barring the states from terminating Medicaid contracts with Planned Parenthood.
December 10, 2018
Medscape's 2018 Ethics Report unveils doctors' opinions on money, romance with patients, and their most trying ethical dilemmas.
John O'Brien, a former executive at CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield, will oversee the Trump administration's implementation of a proposed Medicare Part B drug pricing model intended to bring provider reimbursements in line with prices paid in other countries.
CMS data show about 3.2 million U.S. residents selected federal exchange plans from Nov. 1, the first day of the Affordable Care Act's current open enrollment period, through Dec. 1.
CMS under a new rule will "adopt the risk adjustment methodology that HHS previously established for the 2018 benefit year," which bases such payments on statewide average premiums.
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