The Affordable Care Act remains an election talking point, but lawmakers are shifting their policy focus to the Trump administration's agenda as states take the reins on the exchanges.
The U.S. clung to its health insurance gains last year, an unexpected outcome after President Donald Trump's repeated attempts to dismantle the Obama-era coverage expansion, according to a major government survey released Tuesday.
Association plans' ultimate effect will depend on how the U.S. Labor Department finalizes and implements its proposed rule, but the people exiting the exchanges are likely to be far healthier than those who stay, according to an analysis.
The Senate's two top GOP proponents for individual market exchange stabilization measures are in talks with CMS Administrator Seema Verma about making 1332 state innovation waivers easier to obtain.
Former HHS Secretary Dr. Tom Price, who long pushed to repeal the Affordable Care Act, said GOP lawmakers made a mistake by axing the penalty for not complying with the individual mandate.
One Democratic lawmaker is trying to steer the health policy conversation toward pragmatism with new bills he believes would help move the needle on individual coverage with less political fuss.
Gov. Scott Walker said the $200 million reinsurance program would lower premiums by 5% in 2019, a dramatic shift after they increased 44% this year as enrollment dropped and fewer providers offered coverage.
Two top Senate Democrats say the Trump administration is raising more questions than it is answering by changing course on funding risk-corridor payments.
The New Jersey Legislature passed state Obamacare stabilization bills this week along with an out-of-network consumer protection measure that's raised some hackles.
Despite a barrage of federal actions that threatened to topple them, the Affordable Care Act's health insurance exchanges have proven to be quite sturdy. The picture of the exchanges that emerges from the CMS' final open-enrollment data is far from an imploding market.
House Speaker Paul Ryan's upcoming retirement from Congress after leading the GOP's charge to repeal the Affordable Care Act leaves his party in a challenging place on healthcare messaging ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.
The CMS gave states more power to regulate their individual and small-group health insurance markets. Here are five key takeaways.