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'Hope not a strategy' for influx of health data from ACA ruling

In the wake of the Supreme Court ruling that federal subsidies are legal under the Affordable Care Act, millions more Americans may soon start enrolling in health insurance, and that means massive amounts of new data flowing into the system.

Obama switches gears, focuses on changing the Affordable Care Act conversation

Riding high from last week's Supreme Court win, President Barack Obama continued his victory tour today in Nashville, Tennessee, aiming to shift the focus from Affordable Care Act criticisms to improving the healthcare reform law. Obama hopes to harness the momentum of the court victory to extend coverage to even more Americans.

Survey: Docs less critical of ACA, more restless in current jobs

The Affordable Care Act still isn't winning the favor of all doctors in its fifth year, but more are at least willing to give it a passing grade, according to new data from the Medicus Firm.

Focus turns to Medicaid expansion in wake of King v. Burwell ruling

Now that the Supreme Court has ruled to uphold federal Affordable Care Act subsidies in the  King v. Burwell  case, focus turns to the states--and Medicaid expansion.

Republicans vow to keep fighting healthcare reform despite King v. Burwell decision

Immediately following  the Obama administration's win in a 6-3 ruling on  King v. Burwell, Republican opponents of the Affordable Care Act voiced their outrage.

Uninsured rate drops to 11.5 percent

With millions of Americans' health insurance in jeopardy as the Supreme Court weighs a case against a key provision of the Affordable Care Act, a newly released government survey indicates that the rate of uninsured Americans has dropped to just 11.5 percent.

Docs almost evenly divided on Affordable Care Act

A new poll from Kaiser Family Foundation showed that 52 percent of primary care doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants reported that they dislike the law, compared to 48 percent who said the opposite.

Emails reveal Jonathan Gruber worked closely with Obama administration on ACA after all

Newly released emails reveal that economist Jonathan Gruber worked more closely than previously known with the White House and top federal officials to shape the law. 

Full ACA repeal would cost insurers 19M members, grow national deficit as much as $350B

Insurers stand to lose up to 19 million members if the U.S. Supreme Court rules that subsidies are illegal and lawmakers repeal the Affordable Care Act, according to a new report from the Congressional Budget Office, which also estimates the economic damange.

Merger madness: What takeover bids mean for the health insurance industry

Now that  Anthem has made an acquisition overture to Cigna and UnitedHealth is courting Aetna, the game has changed for Humana--the insurer that had, untill now, garnered the most merger buzz in recent months.