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.
Health insurer Centene Corp. plans a broad expansion of its Obamacare offerings next year at a time when many of its big rivals are retreating from the program.
Health insurer Anthem Inc. threatened to raise rates for its Obamacare plans next year if the U.S. government stops funding subsidies for lower-income customers. The insurer is also considering exiting some Affordable Care Act markets altogether.
Obamacare is stuck in limbo, and insurers and state regulators are struggling to set their plans for what’s increasingly shaping up as a chaotic year for the health-care program.
Nearly 10,000 tanning salons closed in the U.S. since Obamacare went into effect, representing about 55 percent of all salons operating at the time. The law imposed a 10 percent tax on tanning as a way to help fund provisions of the law.
The fate of the Republicans’ health care bill hangs in the balance, but Gov. Eric Holcomb is giving it his support.
Indiana officials are sounding alarm bells about a plan by Republicans in Congress to cut Medicaid spending.
Politico has reported that the Trump White House was not impressed with a 2016 column in which local Republican strategist Marcus Barlow said Trump was “offensive and ignorant” but not a racist.
For years, medical-device makers in Indiana and around the nation have insisted that the 2.3 percent tax on sales to help fund the Affordable Care Act has hurt business and slowed innovation.