February 1, 2019
American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.
January 30, 2019
Committees in the Senate and House on Tuesday began a series of hearings focused on health care issues, including prescription drug prices, protections for U.S. residents with pre-existing medical conditions, and health insurance options.
January 29, 2019
A federal judge on Thursday questioned whether the Trump administration's final rule to expand U.S. residents' access to association health plans was intended to reshape the Affordable Care Act's exchange market.
January 24, 2019
A Gallup National Health and Well-Being Index poll released Wednesday showed the share of U.S. adults without health insurance rose by 1.5 percentage points in 2018, reaching the highest level since the Affordable Care Act's coverage expansions took effect in 2014.
More than 40 patient and health industry groups are calling on federal policymakers to end the ongoing partial government shutdown, saying it is forcing FDA to choose between ensuring "the health and safety of Americans today" and the "prospect of new life-saving therapies for patients."
January 18, 2019
CMS on Thursday released proposed changes for Affordable Care Act exchange plans that the agency said are intended to lower premiums and reduce regulatory burdens, but some observers said the proposed changes could increase costs for exchange enrollees.
Hundreds of health care groups on Thursday sent letters to President Trump and Congress, warning that a "prolonged" government shutdown could have "long-lasting health consequences."
January 9, 2019
Democratic governors in California and Washington and New York City's mayor over the past few days have unveiled proposals to significantly expand public health programs, including some proposals that would offer residents universal coverage.
January 7, 2019
CMS data show more than 8.4 million U.S. residents signed up for federal exchange plans during the Affordable Care Act's latest open enrollment period, down by about 3% from the 8.7 million U.S. residents who signed up for exchange plans during the previous open enrollment period.
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