The nation’s respite from troublesome health care inflation is ending, the government said Wednesday in a report that renews a crucial budget challenge for lawmakers, taxpayers, businesses and patients. Economic recovery, an aging society and more people insured under the new health care law are driving the long-term trend. Continue reading
When Congress passed the Affordable Care Act, it required health insurers, hospitals, device makers and pharmaceutical companies to share in the cost because they would get a windfall of new, paying customers.
Today in the Morning Line: Obama talks tough on ISIL McDonnell begins testimony in corruption trial Pryor touts support for “a law” that happens to be the Affordable Care Act The Iraq box: President Barack Obama said Wednesday the world … Continue reading
The Obama administration warned that more than 300,000 people could lose health care coverage if they can’t show proof that they are U.S. citizens or legal residents. Judy Woodruff talks to The Wall Street Journal’s Louise Radnofsky about the long-standing glitch that prompted the warning, reaction from immigration activists and who has the best chances of getting their policies renewed. Continue reading
Analysts who fear health spending is accelerating got plenty of evidence in Wall Street’s second-quarter results to support their thesis. But so did folks who hope spending is still under control.
Insurance exchange customers who opt for convenience by automatically renewing their coverage for 2015 are likely to receive dated and inaccurate financial aid amounts from the government, say industry officials, advocates and other experts. Continue reading
Today in the Morning Line: Split decisions on health care law ‘Obamacare’ remains trip wire for Democrats David Perdue surprises with win in Georgia Senate GOP runoff Senate Democrats prep immigration proposal Split decisions: If the health care law could … Continue reading
The federal court of appeals based in Washington ruled that the Affordable Care Act does not allow policyholders who get insurance through the federal exchange to qualify for subsidies. A separate ruling, issued hours later by a federal appeals court in Virginia, said federal exchanges policies do qualify. Gwen Ifill talks to Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News and Tom Goldstein of SCOTUSblog.com. Continue reading
On Tuesday two U.S. appeals courts issued conflicting rulings on a subject that’s important to millions of people: the availability of subsidies to help purchase coverage under the healthcare law. KHN’s Mary Agnes Carey answers some frequently asked questions about those court decisions and how they impact consumers.
A three-judge panel at the U.S. Appeals Court for the D.C. Circuit threw the fate of an important part of the Affordable Care Act into doubt Tuesday. In a 2-1 decision in Halbig v. Burwell, the judges ruled that the Internal Revenue Service lacked the authority to allow subsidies to be provided in exchanges not run by the states. That could put at immediate risk the millions of people who bought insurance in the 36 states where these online insurance marketplaces are run by the federal government. Continue reading