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Medicaid plans' business model succeeds on exchanges where others struggle

The success of smaller insurers with extensive Medicaid experience may offer a model that could stabilize the Affordable Care Act marketplace exchanges, according to  Roll Call.  

Experts: To improve ACA plan competition, stop capping insurers' margins

One way to increase competition in the Affordable Care Act marketplaces is to get rid of caps on insurance carriers' operating margins, two industry experts argue in a blog post for the consulting firm BDO.  

House Republicans propose 'world's greatest' ACA replacement plan

Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) and Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) have unveiled an ACA replacement they call the "World's Greatest Healthcare Plan." 

Poll: Majority of Americans support federally funded healthcare system

The majority of American adults, 58 percent, support the idea of replacing the Affordable Care Act with a federally funded system of universal coverage, according to a new Gallup poll. 

Supreme Court remands contraception coverage case to lower courts

The Supreme Court has declined to rule in the case  Zubik v. Burwell, instead leaving it up to lower courts to hash out a compromise over the ACA's contraception coverage requirements.  

Ruling against subsidies could hurt hospitals

A U.S. District Court judge's decision that may strike down the Obama administration's ability to set money aside for insurance subsidies on the exchange could wind up hurting hospitals the most.

Final rule bans discrimination against transgender patients, other protected classes

A final rule from HHS protects individuals from discrimination in healthcare on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability and sex, including discrimination based on pregnancy, gender identity and sex stereotyping.

House v. Burwell ruling: What it means for insurers, providers

A judge's ruling for the plaintiffs in  House v. Burwell  represents a setback for the Obama administration and a potential financial hit for health insurers. Yet that's not all at stake with such legal challenges to the ACA, Rita Numerof, Ph.D., president of healthcare strategy consulting firm Numerof & Associates, tells  FierceHealthPayer.  

Judge hands House key victory in ACA lawsuit

House Republicans' lawsuit against the Obama administration over Affordable Care Act funding scored a major win Thursday when a U.S. District Court judge ruled in favor of the plaintiffs.  

Retail chains expand their appeal to millennial patients by offering insurance

The nimble startups that have had their sights on earning the loyalty of millennial patients are expanding into the insurance business, offering potential for a new model of integrated retail health. according to an article in  Kaiser Health News.