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March 26, 2015 | Anthony Brino

Amid a possible bipartisan break in the clouds of Congress, insurance advocates see a window for changing or even repealing the much-loathed health insurance tax in the Affordable Care Act.


March 24, 2015 | Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News

This tax season, for the first time since the health law passed five years ago, consumers are facing its financial consequences. The worst may be yet to come.


March 5, 2015 | Michael Grabell, ProPublica, Howard Berkes, NPR

Over the past decade, states have slashed workers' compensation benefits, denying injured workers help when they need it most and shifting the costs of workplace accidents to taxpayers.


February 27, 2015 | Anthony Brino

The Internal Revenue has released temporary regulations and proposals for the health "9010" insurance fees required by the Affordable Care Act.


February 16, 2015 | Anthony Brino

After decades of research showing at best mixed benefits, certificate of need programs are starting to look antiquated and deleterious in the age of consumer-driven healthcare.


February 13, 2015 | Anthony Brino
After a weekend of Merlot, brie, oysters and chocolate (and maybe more snow), a sampling of the most prolific prose from an annual healthcare tradition: health policy valentines.

February 11, 2015 | Anthony Brino

In the wake of Anthem's massive data breach, a storm of class action lawsuits are raising concerns about information protection, liability and regulation.


February 4, 2015 | Anthony Brino

Government budget forecasters are predicting some potentially disruptive consequences from the Affordable Care Act's pending Cadillac Tax.


January 26, 2015 | Anthony Brino

Are the two biggest forces in American healthcare, health insurers and health systems, investing enough in research and development?


January 8, 2015 | Anthony Brino

The Affordable Care Act may be guaranteeing health coverage for millions of Americans, but the definition of affordability is under dispute and raising questions about the burden on middle class consumers.


December 17, 2014 | Anthony Brino

A fractious and potentially costly family of provider-led class action lawsuits are moving through courts, pitting accusations of illegal clawbacks againsts the likes of Aetna and UnitedHealth Group.


November 24, 2014 | Anthony Brino

A tension between transparency and trade secrets has surfaced in North Carolina, where the state's largest insurer believes a new disclosure law will have unintended consequences.


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