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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.
News outlets report that consumer frustration with health law plans' limited choice of doctors and hospitals is emerging in a number of areas.
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.
Headlines highlight how health policy issues -- and the health law in particular -- are playing in these races.
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.
A selection of editorials and opinions on health care from around the country.
Take a look at KHN's lighter side, featuring today's cartoon and health policy haiku.
Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including a report about how anger over narrow networks is bubbling up.
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.
News outlets from Colorado, Missouri, Washington, Oregon and Minnesota report on developments regarding the online insurances marketplaces, coverage and premium costs.
News outlets offer local takes on how the health law is having an effect on the ground.
Health care issues play a role in federal and state campaigns across the country.
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.
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A selection of opinions and editorials from news organizations around the country.
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.
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.
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.
A selection of health policy stories from Massachusetts, Oregon, Wisconsin, Maine, New York and Texas.
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.
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.