Maryland joins several states that have implemented reinsurance programs to help stabilize their individual insurance markets in the face of rising premiums and shifting market rules.
Two health insurance startups that are ditching high-deductible plans in favor of straightforward copays illustrate a growing sentiment that having patients pay more out of pocket won't tame rising healthcare costs and could harm patients' health.
A federal judge blocked the proposed $54 billion tie-up between national insurers Anthem and Cigna late Wednesday, saying the combination would harm competition in the national employer market.
People who have opted out of exchange coverage will not need to back up their claim for a mandate exemption with paperwork when they file their 2018 taxes, according to the CMS.
Premiums for Affordable Care Act individual insurance coverage are set to rise much more modestly in 2019 than in previous years. But those hikes could have been even lower without Trump administration and congressional action last year.
Seven healthcare industry and advocacy groups sued the Trump administration to block a rule expanding the availability of short-term plans lasting up to a year that don't comply with Affordable Care Act consumer protection rules.