Health Insurance Exchange

December 16, 2014 | Anthony Brino

Deep inside the massive short-term spending bill awaiting President Obama's signature are provisions that could rattle the insurance industry.

December 16, 2014 | Anthony Brino

The pressure is growing on Republican Governors to expand Medicaid in some way, and more state executives are turning to managed care and market-based approaches to bring in federal dollars.

December 11, 2014 | Anthony Brino

A young adult generation with college debt, limited assets and an uncertain job market who rarely need to use the healthcare system should be prime customers for low-premium, high-deductible health plans. Not so, some data suggests.

December 11, 2014 | Phil Galewitz

A large handful of cooperative insurers created through the Affordable Care Act have lowered 2015 premiums in a bid to boost membership in their second year of operation, upsetting traditional insurers.

December 9, 2014 | Anthony Brino

No deadline is ever really certain. The federal government is giving health insurers more time to submit data for the risk-sharing programs that many market reforms are depending on.

December 8, 2014 | Anthony Brino

While some evidence suggests medical cost ratio mandates are helping make healthcare more affordable, there are still some long-term doubts. 

December 5, 2014 | Anthony Brino

The 2015 open enrollment is off to a pretty good start and the new market is working, federal officials insist, but for consumers and insurers, there is still a tough slough, albeit of a different sort.

December 1, 2014 | Jordan Rau and Julie Appleby

A surge in health insurer competition appears to be helping restrain premium increases in hundreds of counties next year, with prices dropping in many places where newcomers are offering the least expensive plans.

November 21, 2014 | Anthony Brino

The Medicaid private option policies designed to insure low-income individuals through a more market-based system is showing early signs of success, but also hurdles.

November 20, 2014 | Anthony Brino

Federal health officials and state exchange leaders may be pleased with enrollment and plan choices in many places, but long-term financing is a puzzle yet to be solved.

November 20, 2014 | Anthony Brino

Provider network controversies from the first Affordable Care Act enrollment are coming back to bite two large Blues in the second open enrollment, while raising questions about responsibility for consumer confusion.

November 19, 2014 | Anthony Brino

Want to pay your health plan premiums while picking up medications, buying some batteries (or maybe a piece of chocolate) and getting a free cholesterol screening? Humana is betting that retail convenience will support its individual membership business.

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