Affordable Care Act

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Obama signs law to halt small-group market expansion

President Barack Obama has officially signed a bipartisan-supported law to amend an Affordable Care Act provision that some warned would lead to health insurance premium increases and harm small businesses, the Associated Press reports. 

Study: Nearly half of ACA plans don't offer easy access to out-of-network care

Almost half of insurance plans on the Affordable Care Act's federal marketplace don't make it easy for members to access out-of-network coverage, according to a new study.

Despite slow start, UnitedHealth's ACA exchange business has taken off

UnitedHealth's cautious approach to offering plans on the Affordable Care Act marketplaces has paid off for the nation's largest insurer, according to stock analysis firm Trefis

Physician practices see post-ACA revenue growth

Physicians have experienced revenue growth in the wake of the Affordable Care Act, according to a new issue brief from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Surprisingly, the effect was more pronounces among states that did not expand Medicaid eligibility

Health reform drives coverage gains among LGB community

A significant number of lesbian, gay and bisexual adults gained health insurance under the Affordable Care Act—thanks in part to Medicaid expansion and the opening of insurance marketplaces, according to a recent  Health Affairs  study.  

Supreme Court eyes health insurance cases

Those who have watched the evolution of the Affordable Care Act know that the Supreme Court can play a pivotal role in shaping health policy. And the Court's newest term--which begins today--is no exception, with several politically charged cases up for consideration, some of which have implications for the health insurance industry.

Can Clinton's health insurance plans really work?

Even if a Democrat wins the White House, the candidate would have little chance of implementing his or her plans unless the party controls both the House and Senate, argues an  article in the National Journal.

Premium hikes vary widely among 14 states, data show

In 14 major cities, the average monthly premium for the second-lowest cost silver plan on the Affordable Care Act's marketplaces rose 4.4 percent between 2015 and 2016, according to the latest data from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Bill to repeal small-group market expansion heads to Obama's desk

The increasing opposition to the Affordable Care Act's small-group market expansion has paid off in the form of a legislative repeal that has cleared the Senate and is headed to President Barack Obama's desk.

Some insurers will take hit from risk corridor program shortfall

The federal risk corridor program will pay only a small portion of what it owes to health insurers that offer plans through the Affordable Care Act marketplaces, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced.