December 12, 2019
CMS on Wednesday released federal exchange plan signup figures for the sixth week of the Affordable Care Act's current open enrollment period, as well as data on the number of U.S. residents who were enrolled in federal and state exchange plans during the first six months of 2019.
December 11, 2019
Two federal appeals courts have lifted lower court injunctions blocking a final rule that would allow federal officials to consider whether immigrants are receiving or are likely to receive Medicaid or other public benefits when reviewing their residency applications, but separate injunctions blocking the rule nationwide remain in effect.
December 6, 2019
U.S. health spending growth increased at a faster rate in 2018 when compared with 2017, in part because the net cost of health insurance rose more quickly due to the return of the Affordable Care Act's health insurance tax, according to a CMS report released Thursday.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) on Wednesday announced the state is dropping efforts to approve work requirements for Medicaid beneficiaries after Democrats last month won control of the state legislature, making it the latest state to "pause" work requirements amid challenges to the program.
December 5, 2019
South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D), who is seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination for president, on Tuesday released a plan intended to combat inequality in the U.S. health care system.
CMS on Wednesday announced that about 2.9 million people have signed up for federal exchange plans so far during the Affordable Care Act's current open enrollment period, which is down by about 10% when compared with the first five weeks of last year's open enrollment period.
December 2, 2019
CMS on Wednesday announced about 2.37 million people have signed up for federal exchange plans so far during the Affordable Care Act's current open enrollment period, which is down by about 2% when compared with the first four weeks of last year's open enrollment period.
The amount of bad debt nonprofit hospitals experience increased in 2018 for the first time since 2014, in part because of changes to insurance benefit designs that are placing greater financial responsibility on patients, according to a new report from Moody's Investors Service.
A federal judge on Tuesday issued a ruling blocking a Trump administration policy under which the federal government would deny immigrants visas if they cannot prove they can afford to cover their medical expenses or that they will be enrolled in health coverage.
November 27, 2019
CMS on Monday announced that health care providers next month will be able to start applying for the direct contracting pathways under the agency's new Primary Care First alternative payment model.
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