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Plan Renewals, Narrow Networks Draw Scrutiny

2 hours 30 min ago

Some industry officials say the automatic renewal of some health law insurance plans could have a negative impact on the financial aid that consumers receive. Meanwhile, narrow networks continue to be the subject of backlash.

States Explore Strategies To Protect Exchanges, Subsidies From Court Decisions

3 hours 3 min ago

News outlets report that states are working hard to demonstrate that they are now or will soon be operating their own online insurance marketplaces. Meanwhile, states are pushing for more time and support from the federal government for exchange planning and construction.

New Wave Of Patients Boosting Hospital Earnings

3 hours 9 min ago

Earnings reports offered last week by two hospital operators offer evidence that the health law's coverage expansion is leading more patients to seek treatment.

Ga. Working Through Medicaid Application Backlog After Federal Scrutiny

3 hours 10 min ago

In the meantime, some in Alabama say no Medicaid expansion there is hurting economic development in rural parts of the state.

Hardship Exemptions Allow Some To Continue To Buy Coverage On Health Law's Marketplaces

3 hours 10 min ago

Elsewhere, the San Jose Mercury News examines who can opt out of the health law's mandate to have insurance on religious grounds.

Health Law Playing Key Role In Virginia Politics

3 hours 11 min ago

News outlets examine how the overhaul is factoring into the state's Senate race and changing the political landscape.

Viewpoints: GOP's 'Political Sideshow;' Boehner Says House Must Defend The Constitution; Jonathan Gruber On Center Stage About Subsidies

3 hours 11 min ago

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

Political Cartoon: 'Relapse?'

3 hours 12 min ago

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

Tape Recording Reveals Health Subsidy 'Gotcha Moment' For Health Law Architect

3 hours 12 min ago

Tape-recorded comments made by MIT economist Jonathan Gruber in 2012 are being used by backers of the latest legal challenge to the health law to support the argument that the overhaul's subsidies were not intended to be used by consumers shopping for coverage on the federal exchange.

First Edition: July 28, 2014

5 hours 38 min ago

Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports about the deal reached by House and Senate negotiators regarding veterans' health care.

Obama Administration Moves Forward On Employer Mandate

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:10

A signal came Thursday when the Internal Revenue Service posted drafts of forms that employers will have to fill out to comply with the requirement that they provide workers with health insurance.

Health Law's 'Uninsurance' Fine Capped At $2,448 For Individuals

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:09

The cap for a family of five is set at $12,240 -- an amount equal to the national average annual premium cost of a bronze level plan.

For Consumers, Some Pitfalls In Obamacare Coverage Could Lie Ahead

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 09:32

Stateline reports that automatic re-enrollment of health plans bought through the state and federal exchanges could mean that people pay more than they would if they comparison shopped. In addition, The Associated Press reports that inconsistent subsidy amounts are leading some people to go without insurance.

House Panel Backs Lawsuit Against Obama On Health Law

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 09:30

The Rules Committee approved a resolution challenging whether the president has constitutional authority to delay provisions of the law. The full House will likely consider it before its August recess begins.

New Mexico Likely To Decide Health Exchange Plan Today

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 09:21

Also in the news, Colorado's health exchange chief executive announced she will leave her post to become president of Cigna's private exchange business.

Consumers In States Around The Country To Get Premium Rebates

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 09:20

Local news outlets report on a federal announcement Thursday showing how much money will be sent back to people and employers under rules that say insurers must spend at least 80 percent of premium payments on medical care.

Viewpoints: Ryan's 'Thoughtful Blueprint' To End Poverty; GOP Challenges After Health Law Rulilng

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 09:17

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

States Could Opt To Operate Their Own Exchanges To Blunt Impact Of Recent Federal Appeals Court Decision

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 09:15

Of course, CQ Healthbeat reports, this scenario is still a long shot, but it offers a possible workaround if the recent ruling that consumers could not use health law subsidies to buy insurance on healthcare.gov becomes law.

First Edition: July 25, 2014

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 07:04

Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports that the Obama administration is moving ahead in preparations for the health law's employer mandate.

10 Million Newly Insured Because Of Health Law, Study Says

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:12

The study, done by Harvard researchers and published by the New England Journal of Medicine, was based on Gallup polling and data from the Department of Health and Human Services. It also estimated that the uninsured rate declined by 5.2 percentage points in the second quarter of 2014.