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5 factors will shape what happens to ACA in next 5 years

The Affordable Care Act faced hurdles and achieved milestones in its first five years. Now that its anniversary has passed, attention turns to what's in store for the future of healthcare reform.

Obama administration launches partnership to speed transition to value-based care

At a White House event Wednesday, President Barack Obama kicked off the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network, a wide-reaching, public-private collaboration that the administration hopes will speed up the transition to value-based payment models.

Poll: Gap narrows between favorable and unfavorable views of ACA

The gap between Americans who oppose and favor  the Affordable Care Act has narrowed to the closest margin in over two years.

5 post-ACA healthcare trends to watch

Despite Republican lawmakers' continued attempts to derail healthcare reform and the uncertainty over the Supreme Court's upcoming ruling in the King v. Burwell case, the Affordable Care Act has had a profound impact on the healthcare industry in the last five years and will continue to do, according to a new report by PwC.

Once the King v. Burwell nonsense is finished, focus must shift to strengthening ACA

Once the U.S. Supreme rules against the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell this June, it will be high time for the supporters of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to foreclose against further actions to kill...

AHA supports bill to repeal Independent Payment Advisory Board

The Independent Payment Advisory Boardmay be one of the most obscure yet unpopular components of the Affordable Care Act. And the nation's hospital sector has added its voice to those against the IPAB,  AHA News Now  has reported.

Hospital execs prepare for consequences of King v. Burwell ruling

In addition to the high stakes for patients and health insurance companies, the Supreme Court's decision in King v. Burwell regarding the legality of federal subsidies in the Affordable Care Act has major implications for healthcare providers. But hospital executives are hopeful that their institutions will avoid any dire consequences if the court doesn't uphold the subsidies, Reuters reported.

Supreme Court hears King v. Burwell arguments

The Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments today in the  King v. Burwell  case, which questions the legality of tax subsidies for health insurance purchased on Healthcare.gov.  FierceHealthPayer  attended the proceedings in person.

OIG to investigate subsidies, security of insurance exchanges

The Office of Inspector General is planning to beef up its oversight of the Affordable Care Act, keeping a close eye on subsidies and how the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services protects individuals' personal information, according to an OIG report.

Panel: ACA will not disappear should Supreme Court side with King v. Burwell plaintiffs

With less than two weeks until the Supreme Court hears the  King v. Burwell  case regarding the legality of federal subsidies, the healthcare insurance industry continues to speculate over its potential outcome.