Tag Archives: Kaiser Family Foundation

GOP’s latest health bill looking more like a white flag on Obamacare repeal promise; McCain’s return won’t save McConnell’s maneuvers.

The News: Shortly after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unveiled a revised bill last Thursday to overhaul the US healthcare system, lawmakers undecided about the proposed changes to Medicaid gathered together… Read more »



Humana bails Obamacare exchanges; signals beginning of the end of private insurer involvement

The News: Humana Inc. (Louisville KY) said it will leave the commercial individual insurance business effective in 2018, including coverage offered on public exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, after being unable to… Read more »



Obama Administration Predicts ACA Enrollment to Grow by 1.1 Million in 2017; Question is How?

The US Health and Human Services Department estimates that more than 1 million additional people will sign up for health insurance on the Obamacare exchanges for 2017 compared with 2016,… Read more »



Obamacare Marketplace Expected to Shrink by 1.14 Million as Insurers Flee ACA; Lessons to Learn from Medicare?

An increasing number of people in Obamacare are learning that their health insurance plans won’t be available under the program next year, forcing them to find alternative coverage amidst dwindling… Read more »



Busted: GAO Finds US Illegally Paid Insurers with Funds Meant for Taxpayers

Federal auditors ruled on Thursday that the Obama Administration had violated the law by paying health insurance companies more than allowed under the Affordable Care Act in an effort to hold down… Read more »



Workers Pay More for Health Care as Employers Shift Burden, Says Survey; But Do They Get “Value” for What They Pay For?

High deductible health plans are the new normal, says a report by NPR. Just over half of employees this year have a health insurance policy with a deductible of at… Read more »



Aetna Latest Insurer Pulling Back on Obamacare Plans

Aetna Inc. (Hartford CT) said it will reduce by more than 500 U.S. counties its participation in public exchanges under the Affordable Care Act in the face of hundreds of millions of… Read more »



How is the Affordable Care Act Doing, as UnitedHealth Heads for the Exits: Editorial

The Affordable Care Act’s detractors seemed to get a comforting piece of new evidence last April when UnitedHealth Group Inc. (Minnetonka MN), the country’s largest health insurer, announced it would pull… Read more »



Congress Fails to Fund Zika Response as Partisanship Prevails

U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday said Congress must end its deadlock on funding to combat the Zika virus before lawmakers head out to recess later this summer. “The good… Read more »



Study Shows Average Obamacare Premiums Will Rise at Twice the 2016 Rate

Premiums for the most popular type of insurance plans sold through Obamacare’s marketplaces will rise faster in 2017 than in recent years, according to a study released Wednesday. Consumer payments for… Read more »