Healthcare reform in Massachusetts, which served as the model for the federal law, didn't lead to a significant increase in healthcare utilization, length of stay or costs, according to new research from the American Heart Association.
GOP opposition got an added boost yesterday, with news that the IRS official in charge when the unit targeted tea party groups now runs the IRS office responsible for the healthcare legislation, ABC News reported.
President Obama said he is "110 percent committed" to his healthcare law, pushing its benefits and urging consumers on Friday to ignore critics who are distorting the truth about the legislation, reported The New York Times.
With only five months until health insurance exchanges begin open enrollment, 42 percent of the public does not know the Affordable Care Act is still law of the land and is being implemented, according to a new Kaiser Family Foundation poll.
An obscure loophole in the health reform law, which lets consumers renew their current policies for an extra year, may help insurers avoid covering additional benefits mandated under the legislation.
Will premiums rise as a result of the health reform provisions? Although we won't know for sure until later this year when insurers release their new rates, Democratic and Republican lawmakers alike already are predicting the answer.
Despite being one of the most ardent critics of the reform law, Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced Wednesday that he would green light the expansion of the state's Medicaid program.
California continues to lead the nation in its health reform efforts, this time becoming the first state to announce the standard benefits design that insurers must offer when they sell plans on the state's health insurance exchange.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius met with one of the most ardent health reform opponents--Florida Gov. Rick Scott.
Health insurers won't likely be seeing much competition from a potentially new source of health insurance--consumer-oriented and -operated plans (CO-OP).