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.
Starting Jan. 1, any health care organization that takes federal money for health purposes can’t refuse to provide transgender services.
The Indianapolis-based health insurer said its participation in the government’s health insurance exchanges—a sore subject for the Obama administration that is trying to stop the acquisition—may be at stake.
The nation’s biggest health insurer has decided to stop selling coverage on public insurance exchanges in two states next year and is continuing to evaluate its presence in other markets after reporting steep losses.
Health insurers gained a sicker, more expensive patient population after the Affordable Care Act expanded coverage in 2014, according to an early look at medical claims.
Health insurance brokers in Indianapolis and across the country are increasingly helping companies, especially small ones, move from traditional employer-sponsored health benefits to what they call an individual strategy.
The prices health insurers charge Hoosiers on the Obamacare exchange will drop more than in any other state next year. But for most Hoosiers, that’s bad news. Lower average premiums statewide means smaller tax subsidies statewide to reduce the cost of Obamacare policies.
Sparking the movement is anticipation of employers’ dropping their group health plans, thereby forcing workers onto Obamacare exchanges in search of coverage.
Tx:Team has always run its business by sending its therapists to wherever patients are—rather than wooing them into its own facilities. Now, financial pressures from Obamacare and cash-strapped employers are pushing all health care providers to do the same.