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D.C. Appeals Court Overturns Subsidies For Fed Exchange; Fourth Circuit Takes Different View

2 hours 22 min ago

A three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington ruled Tuesday that subsidies may not be offered in the federal health exchange. The decision overturned a lower court ruling. Hours later the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals offered its own decision, which upholds the Obama administration's arguments that subsidies can be applied in the federal exchange.

Narrow Networks Backlash Being Felt Across The Insurance Marketplace And Campaign Trail

5 hours 26 min ago

News outlets report that consumer frustration with health law plans' limited choice of doctors and hospitals is emerging in a number of areas.

Judge Dismisses Sen. Johnson's Lawsuit Against Health Law Provision

5 hours 27 min ago

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., is challenging the requirement that members of Congress and their staffs get government-subsidized health care through the law's online marketplaces, but U.S. District Judge William Griesbach in Wisconsin says Johnson and his aide had not been harmed by the law.

Health Policy And The Campaign Trail: Reports From Minnesota And Virginia

5 hours 53 min ago

Headlines highlight how health policy issues -- and the health law in particular -- are playing in these races.

Despite Controversies And Doubts, Cover Oregon Board Meeting To Plan For The Future

5 hours 54 min ago

The board directing the troubled Oregon health exchange is meeting this week to begin making recommendations about next steps and the future. In addition, Washington's health benefit exchange faces challenges of its own.

Viewpoints: 'Entitlement Meltdown;' Improving Medicare Advantage; 'Sloppy Work Habits' At CDC

5 hours 57 min ago

A selection of editorials and opinions on health care from around the country.

Political Cartoon: 'Brace Yourself?'

5 hours 57 min ago

Take a look at KHN's lighter side, featuring today's cartoon and health policy haiku.

First Edition: July 22, 2014

8 hours 17 min ago

Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including a report about how anger over narrow networks is bubbling up.

White House, State Regulators Focus On Insurer Networks

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 10:14

The New York Times reports that standards are being developed to protect consumers' choices of doctors and hospitals under the health law's new insurance plans. Also, the Wall Street Journal checks in on how the ranks of the uninsured are reacting to the overhaul.

Florida's Dominant Insurer Signals Increases Ahead For Exchange Plans

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 10:13

News outlets from Colorado, Missouri, Washington, Oregon and Minnesota report on developments regarding the online insurances marketplaces, coverage and premium costs.

How Is The Health Law Working On The Local Level?

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 09:39

News outlets offer local takes on how the health law is having an effect on the ground.

Sen. Alexander Highlights ACA Opposition To Burnish Conservative Credentials

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 09:38

Health care issues play a role in federal and state campaigns across the country.

Virginia Gov. Continues His Pitch For Medicaid Expansion

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 09:38

Gov. Terry McAuliffe took his push to the people who would likely gain coverage if the Virginia expanded the low- income insurance program. Meanwhile, a White House study makes a case that Kansas is losing big money and lots of jobs as a result of its decision not to pursue the expansion.

Viewpoints: Problems In Training Docs; Impact Of HHS' Territory Decision; What Halbig Decision Might Mean

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 09:32

A selection of opinions and editorials from news organizations around the country.

First Edition: July, 21, 2014

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 06:45

Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including a story about an effort by regulators to widen insurer networks, as well as a range of other health policy developments.

Companies Dropping Birth Control Coverage Must Tell Workers

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:19

Closely held companies that drop insurance coverage of birth control for religious reasons have 60 days to inform their employees, the administration said Thursday. The rule follows the Supreme Court's decision allowing some companies to opt out of the federal health law's mandate.

Help Wanted: CMS Begins Search For Healthcare.gov Contractor

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:18

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released an 84-page solicitation this week seeking a company to oversee the operations of the troubled health exchange website.

State Highlights: Concerns Continue About Coakley-Partners Antitrust Settlement

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:55

A selection of health policy stories from Massachusetts, Oregon, Wisconsin, Maine, New York and Texas.

Largest U.S. Insurer To Be Major Obamacare Player In 2015

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:51

Insurance giant UnitedHealthcare said Thursday that it would sell policies through online insurance markets in as many as 24 states next year, up from only four this year.

U.S. Territories, Including Puerto Rico, Exempted From Obamacare

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:48

The administration waives the law's requirements for insurers selling policies in the U.S. territories since it does not require residents there to get coverage or provide subsidies. Other stories look at pressure on the administration to issue guidance on the employer mandate and the need to educate newly insured consumers about their coverage.