Several million people stand to save hundreds of dollars in health insurance costs, or more, under the coronavirus relief legislation on track to pass Congress.
The additional signups came during the first two weeks of an extended enrollment period ordered by President Joe Biden to help more people find insurance amid the economic ripple effects caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
HealthCare.gov’s market for subsidized health plans reopens Monday for a special three-month sign-up window as the Democratic-led Congress seeks a boost in financial help that could cut premiums by double digits.
Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh, among the conservative justices, appeared in two hours of arguments to be unwilling to strike down the entire law.
What’s at stake has real-world consequences for just about every American, as well as the health care industry, a major source of jobs and tax revenues.
In the brief, Solicitor General Noel Francisco argued that all of the Affordable Care Act should be struck down because one of its core provisions, the individual mandate, is unconstitutional, rendering the rest of the law invalid as well.
Insurers are entitled to the money under a provision of the “Obamacare” health law that promised the companies a financial cushion for losses they might incur by selling coverage to people in the marketplaces created by the health care law, the Supreme Court said by an 8-1 vote.
A federal appeals court on Wednesday struck down Obamacare’s now-toothless requirement that Americans carry health insurance, but sidestepped a ruling on the law’s overall constitutionality. The decision means the law remains in effect for now.
From a look at the numbers, Indiana is not a great place to buy health coverage through the Affordable Care Act marketplace.
Nationally, consumers will have more health insurance choices next year under Obamacare, and premiums will dip slightly for many customers. In Indiana, however, premiums are expected to rise more than 10 percent.
House Democrats and Republicans joined in a rare show of unity Wednesday, voting overwhelmingly to repeal an unpopular tax on generous health insurance that’s a symbol of former President Barack Obama’s signature health care law.
Starting Jan. 1, every U.S. hospital will be required to post standard charges online for every item and service they provide, from bandages and drugs to operating rooms and organ transplants.
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said premiums for a so-called "benchmark" silver plan will drop by 2 percent in the 39 states served by the federal HealthCare.gov website.
The latest push to scrap the Affordable Care Act once and for all pressed ahead Wednesday as Republican-controlled states asked a federal judge to finish what Congress started last year.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Tuesday announced steep funding cuts for sign-up assistance through state-based programs called “navigators.”
The White House is insisting that the Senate resume efforts to repeal and replace the nation’s health care law, signaling that President Donald Trump stands ready to end required payments to insurers this week to let “Obamacare implode” and force congressional action.
The Indiana Department of Insurance has yet to approve the insurers’ proposed higher rates, which will be for those buying individual plans on the Affordable Care Act marketplace next year.
The proposal would provide an additional $50 billion over four years to stabilize insurance exchanges, relying on a mechanism Republicans have criticized in the past as a way to keep insurers in the marketplace.
Indiana hospitals are bracing for congressional action that could mean deep cuts in Medicaid, which funds the state’s popular health insurance program for low-income adults.