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Moody's: Hospital profitability margins at 10-year low

April 26, 2018

A new report from Moody's Investors Services shows nonprofit and public hospitals' median operating cash flow margin in fiscal year 2017 declined to 8.1%—marking the lowest operating cash flow margin in the past decade.

After Paul Ryan: What's next for Medicare, Medicaid reform?

April 12, 2018

House Speaker Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) announcement that he will not seek re-election in November is raising questions about whether Congress will achieve Ryan's long-sought goal to overhaul federal entitlement programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid.

What’s more worrisome to US residents than immigration, drug use, or guns? Health care, poll finds

March 28, 2018

A Gallup survey finds 55% of respondents worry "a great deal" about the availability and affordability of health care, and researchers predict that, given Republicans' recent changes to the Affordable Care Act, "Americans' anxiety about the health care situation should persist."

Some states embrace short-term health plans while others look to stifle them

March 7, 2018

In response to HHS' recently proposed rule to again allow insurers to sell short-term health plans that are valid for up to 12 months, some states are taking steps to codify HHS' proposal into state law, while others are looking to further limit short-term health plans.

Weekly Line: How Republicans want to use the Supreme Court's own words to finally strike down the ACA

March 2, 2018

Earlier this week, a group of 20 Republican-led states filed a new lawsuit against the federal government claiming the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) individual mandate, and therefore the entire law, is unconstitutional.

Where US residents stand on ACA, midterm elections, Medicaid waivers, and more

March 2, 2018

The latest Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Poll shows 54% of respondents have a favorable view of the Affordable Care Act and health care costs are the main health policy topic voters want to hear about ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

Recent ACA changes will drive premiums up by 18.2% in 2019, report predicts

February 28, 2018

An Urban Institute report estimates that recent changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and proposed changes to restrictions on short-term health plans would result in nine million fewer U.S. residents being enrolled in ACA-compliant coverage in 2019.

Does the tax reform law invalidate the ACA? 20 GOP states argue it does.

February 27, 2018

A group of 20 Republican states in a new lawsuit claim that, by zeroing out the tax penalty under the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate, a recently enacted tax reform law has rendered the individual mandate, and by extension the entire health reform law, unconstitutional.

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