Policy and Legislation

October 13, 2015 | Kaiser Health News

President Barack Obama signed legislation last week that makes a significant change in the health law's small business rules, following a rare bipartisan effort to amend the health law.

October 6, 2015 | Kurt Ullman

While the Supreme Court decision in King v. Burwell that cleared subsidized health insurance premiums under the Affordable Care Act removed a lot of uncertainty from hospital finance, little has changed when it comes to hospitals' access to debt. But that may change.

October 2, 2015 | Susan Morse

Insurance companies will pay $362 million to the federal government's shared risk program beginning this November for 2014 participation, but will be short $2.5 billion in payments that they hoped to receive from the federal government, the Department of Health and Human Services announced on Thursday.

September 17, 2015 | Susan Morse

More Americans are getting health insurance either through private or government plans than they were in 2013, according to U.S. Census figures for 2014 released Wednesday that points to the Affordable Care Act as a major driver for the change.

September 15, 2015 | Kaiser Health News

Employers again are sharply focused on employee wellness, and some are raising the bar to qualify for program incentives.

September 11, 2015 | Susan Morse

Legislators on Thursday were split on the Affordable Care Act's effect on provider and payer competition in the healthcare marketplace in the the first of several hearings to be held by the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law.

September 4, 2015 | Kaiser Health News

The long-awaited rules from the Office of Civil Rights in the Department of Health and Human Services further define protections included in the Affordable Care Act, particularly broadening those for transgender Americans.

August 18, 2015 | Kaiser Health News

Remember the so-called death panels? When Congress debated the Affordable Care Act in 2009, the legislation originally included a provision that would have allowed Medicare to reimburse doctors when they meet with patients to talk about end-of-life care.

July 7, 2015 | Anthony Brino

Not only are many hospitals getting sizable federal drug discounts, some may be over-prescribing, according to the Government Accountability Office.

June 29, 2015 | Jay Hancock

The right to marry in any state won't be the only gain for gay couples from last week's Supreme Court ruling. The decision will probably boost health insurance among gay couples as same-sex spouses get access to employer plans, say analysts and benefits consultants.

June 25, 2015 | Anthony Brino

The Blues have been accused of running health insurance like a mafia for years, but now lawsuits could stick and compromise the family's future.

June 10, 2015 | Anthony Brino

AHIP's new CEO will need to continue the legacy of defending an industry, as well as help shape policies and market approaches for the still uncertain era of value.

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