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Premiums could have been 16% lower without Trump's policy changes, analysis finds

October 29, 2018


Individual health plan premiums for the 2019 coverage year could have been up to 16% lower if the Trump administration had not made certain policy changes, such as expanding access to association and short-term health plans, a Kaiser Family Foundation analysis finds.

Average exchange plan premiums are declining for the first time, CMS says

October 12, 2018


New CMS data show the average monthly premium rate for silver-level health plans sold through the federal exchange will drop by 1.5% for the 2019 coverage year when compared with 2018.

Insurers are more profitable than at any point since the ACA passed

October 9, 2018


Insurers selling individual health plans had stronger financial performance during the first six months of this year than they have in all other years since the Affordable Care Act's coverage expansions took effect, according to a new Kaiser Family Foundation brief.

What Kavanaugh's confirmation means for SCOTUS' health care rulings

October 8, 2018


Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh has ruled on several high-profile health care cases that some observers say could shed light on how he would rule if cases on those issues were to reach the Supreme Court.

CMS makes it easier for US residents to avoid the 2018 individual mandate penalty

September 13, 2018


CMS in new guidance is making it easier for U.S. residents to qualify for an exemption from the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) individual mandate tax penalty by allowing consumers who could not afford coverage to claim the exemption on their federal taxes, without supporting documentation.

Can the ACA stand without the individual mandate penalty? Federal judge seems skeptical.

September 6, 2018


U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor says he will decide as quickly as he can on whether to grant a request for a preliminary injunction to temporarily block enforcement of the Affordable Care Act.

Weekly Line: The 3 biggest changes Trump has made to the ACA—so far

August 24, 2018


President Trump came into office with a big goal: repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to reform the U.S. health insurance market.

Lawsuit claims Trump admin is violating Constitution by 'undermining' ACA

August 2, 2018


Four cities in a lawsuit claim that President Trump and his administration are violating the Constitution by not ensuring the Affordable Care Act is "faithfully executed."

How Brett Kavanaugh, Trump's SCOTUS pick, has ruled on health care

July 10, 2018


President Trump will nominate D.C. Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve as the Supreme Court's next associate justice—and Kavanaugh's prior rulings on the Affordable Care Act and abortion rights could shed light on how he might rule in future Supreme Court cases.

In the states: Michigan governor signs bill to adopt Medicaid work requirements, DC council approves individual mandate, and more

June 29, 2018


American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.

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