• CMS orders insurers to accept Ryan White premium assistance

      Modern Healthcare By Joe Carlson Posted: March 14, 2014 – 6:15 pm ET The CMS ordered all insurance companies selling plans through insurance exchanges to accept premium payments and co-payment assistance from federal programs like the Ryan White HIV/AIDS program. But the government continued to urge insurers to reject premium assistance provided by hospitals, drug companies and devicemakers. Full… Read more »

  • White House reverses $10B in cuts to ACA cost-sharing subsidies

    By Paul Demko Posted: March 13, 2014 – 6:30 pm ET  Modern HealthCare Tags: Costs, Healthcare Reform, Insurance Exchanges, Insurance, Medicare   The White House has decided to reverse roughly $10 billion in cuts to the cost-sharing subsidies that were part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. That program was originally expected to be slashed by 7.3 % in… Read more »

  • Health reform plans, pricing revealed in California

    By Associated Press Posted: May 24, 2013 – 8:00 am ET Californians are finally getting to see what “Obamacare” means for them. President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul made a big leap Thursday when California’s health insurance exchange announced the plans and the prices that will be offered to those buying individual coverage. Some of the… Read more »

  • Fallout for States Rejecting Medicaid Expansion

    Fallout for states rejecting Medicaid expansion By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar / Associated Press Posted: April 22, 2013 – 8:00 am ET Tags:   Rejecting the Medicaid expansion in the federal health care law could have unexpected consequences for states where Republican lawmakers remain steadfastly opposed to what they scorn as “Obamacare.” It could mean exposing businesses… Read more »

  • Baucus sees insurance exchange ‘train wreck’ ahead

    By Rich Daly Modern Healthcare Posted: April 17, 2013 – 1:45 pm ET The primary author of the 2010 healthcare overhaul is worried that the health insurance exchanges planned for launch this year are headed for a “train wreck.” Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), chairman of the Finance Committee, said Tuesday that the lack of details provided… Read more »