If President Donald Trump prevails in shutting down a major Obamacare health insurance subsidy, it could have the unintended consequence of making free basic coverage available to more people, and making upper-tier plans more affordable.
Searching for stability, big insurers such as Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. are focusing on Medicare Advantage, a politically popular program embraced by a growing population of older Americans.
The Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index, published Monday, found that the uninsured rate among U.S. adults was 11.7 percent in the second three months of this year, compared with a record low of 10.9 percent at the end of last year.
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.
The measure skirted through the House by a 217-213 vote, as all voting Democrats and a group of mostly moderate Republican holdouts voted no.
An exit by Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. could be devastating to the health care law, limiting coverage options for consumers.
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.
Seven insurers have filed requests to set new premiums for 2017, ranging from an average increase of 29 percent by Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. to a decrease of 5.3 percent by Chicago-based Celtic Insurance Co.
In addition, another 10 states, including Indiana, were identified as having notable reductions in the percentage of uninsured residents.
The Obama administration says it sent about 800,000 HealthCare.gov customers the wrong tax information, and officials are asking those consumers to delay filing their 2014 taxes.
Roughly 4 million uninsured people are expected to pay penalties, and 26 million could qualify for exemptions from a list of more than 30 waivers.
The Obamacare tax credits that brought nearly $400 million to Indiana this year to help Hoosiers buy health insurance could go away after a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday they were illegal.
The governor’s plan, to be announced Thursday, involves a combination of the Healthy Indiana Plan, employer-sponsored health plans and health savings accounts, according to an invitation sent Tuesday to Indiana health care officials.
Still to be announced is what share of those 8 million enrollees were previously uninsured, and how many actually secured coverage by paying their first month’s premiums.
The deadline to enroll in plans that begin Jan. 1 now is midnight Tuesday for most of the U.S. On Monday, healthcare.gov fielded nearly 50,000 simultaneous visitors, triggering a queuing system.
Indiana officials don’t expect HealthCare.gov to be able to share individual account information with the state’s Medicaid computer systems until the end of the year.