Affordable Care Act

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Michael Cannon: Insurance subsidies could be ACA's undoing

The insurance subsidies available in the federally run insurance marketplaces are not authorized by the Affordable Care Act and are therefore illegal, according to  Michael Cannon, director of health policy studies at the libertarian Cato Institute.

How insurers benefit from a friendly relationship with feds

Though historically on the opposite of most issues, insurers and federal officials have developed a mutually beneficial relationship that will likely grow stronger in the next few years.

Obama makes rare response to ACA critcism

President Barack Obama has quietly endured years of criticism for championing the Affordable Care Act, although he responded aggressively earlier this week after criticism from MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, who claimed his administration deliberately lied to the American people to get the law passed through Congress.

Premier: Financial blows from reform begins to recede

The latest economic outlook survey from Premier, Inc. suggests the financial burdens associated with the Affordable Care Act have begun to recede.

Survey indicates telemedicine adoption growth among healthcare execs

Executives in the healthcare industry are not shying away from implementing telemedicine policies, despite setbacks caused by regulations and reimbursement policies, according to a new survey from Foley & Lardner LLP.

Adverse Supreme Court ruling on subsidies could hurt for-profit hospitals

The U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision to hear whether taxpayer subsidies to purchase commercial healthcare coverage are legal may wind up negatively impacting for-profit, publicly traded hospitals, Bloomberg News has reported.

DSH payment cuts could shutter 225 hospitals

The ongoing cuts in disproportionate share hospital payments as part of the Affordable Care Act could lead to as many as 225 hospitals closing around the country, according to a new study in the journal Health Affairs.

What do Republican election wins mean for healthcare reform?

Republicans scored big wins in yesterday's midterm elections, and today's headlines are full of analysis of what those victories mean for the future of the Affordable Care Act. 

After mid-terms, states may reconsider Medicaid expansion

About half of the states had been staunchly opposed to expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, but watching billions of federal dollars flow to their neighbors has apparently softened their stance on the matter, Kaiser Health News has reported.

Proposed copper plan making headlines

Seven Democrats continue to push for Affordable Care Act reform by introducing a new bill, entitled the Expanded Consumer Choice Act, which introduces copper plans, reports  Vox.