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How Republicans and Democrats can both keep their promises on healthcare

How Republicans and Democrats can both keep their promises on healthcare

Tony Dejak/AP Medical students protest outside the office of Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) to express their views on changes to Obamacare. Darius Lakdawalla, University of Southern California and…

As Republicans ready to dismantle ACA, insurers likely to bolt

As Republicans ready to dismantle ACA, insurers likely to bolt

J.B. Silvers, Case Western Reserve University There’s a joke among insurers that there are two things that health insurance companies hate to do – take risks and pay claims…

If Republicans Repeal Health Law, How Will They Pay For Replacement?

If Republicans Repeal Health Law, How Will They Pay For Replacement?

By Julie Rovner Leading Republicans have vowed that even if they repeal most of the Affordable Care Act early in 2017, a replacement will not hurt those currently receiving benefits…

New Special Enrollment Rules Will Shift Paperwork Burden To Consumers

New Special Enrollment Rules Will Shift Paperwork Burden To Consumers

By Michelle Andrews People who want to sign up for a policy on healthcare.gov after the annual open enrollment period ends Jan. 31 may have to produce a paper…

Without ACA Guarantees, 52 Million Adults Could Have Trouble Buying Individual Plans

Without ACA Guarantees, 52 Million Adults Could Have Trouble Buying Individual Plans

By Carmen Heredia Rodriguez More than 1 in 4 adults younger than 65 live with conditions that private insurers could have declined to cover in some policies prior to the…

Marketplace Enrollment Still Important Despite Plans For Health Law Repeal

Marketplace Enrollment Still Important Despite Plans For Health Law Repeal

By Michelle Andrews Since Republicans have plans to repeal the federal health law, should consumers still sign up for next year’s coverage? And if the health law marketplaces disappear…

Five Quick Ways A New HHS Secretary Could Change The Course Of Health Policy

Five Quick Ways A New HHS Secretary Could Change The Course Of Health Policy

By Julie Rovner Prospective Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, currently the chairman of the House Budget Committee, brings a distinctive to-do list to the agency.  And, if…

Tighter Prescribing Rules: An Anti-Abuse Strategy That Could Hurt Patients In Pain

Tighter Prescribing Rules: An Anti-Abuse Strategy That Could Hurt Patients In Pain

By Shefali Luthra As rates of prescription painkiller abuse remain stubbornly high, a number of states are attempting to cut off the supply at its source by making it harder…

Worries About Health Insurance Cross Political Boundaries

Worries About Health Insurance Cross Political Boundaries

This month’s election results could have big implications for those who now have insurance because of the Affordable Care Act — either through the exchanges or Medicaid expansion. President-elect…

No Immediate Changes To Your Obamacare Coverage

No Immediate Changes To Your Obamacare Coverage

By Emily Bazar To the millions of Californians who obtained health insurance as a result of the Affordable Care Act, know this: Despite the election of Donald Trump, who has…

Some Panic, Others Shrug At Prospect Of Losing Obamacare

Some Panic, Others Shrug At Prospect Of Losing Obamacare

By Jenny Gold The 20 million Americans who have gained health coverage under the Affordable Care Act don’t yet know exactly how the presidency of Donald Trump will change…