Tag Archives: ACA
On October 6, the Trump administration released an overhaul of federal regulations governing religious objections to the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) contraceptive coverage guarantee. With exemptions to the contraceptive guarantee expanded, there are lots of questions and concerns that will not...
October 17, 2017
With the Trump Administration's recent executive order on health care, the need for proposals to help stabilize the insurance market has grown. One proposal is Medicare-at-55, which would extend Medicare to the 55-64 age group, and could be a potential fix to insure the near-elderly and provide...
October 16, 2017
This post outlines the key components of the CHRONIC Care Act passed by the Senate, assesses its outlook in the House, and considers what its progress may tell us about the prospect for more bipartisan action on health care in the future.
October 5, 2017
The second week of the Trump administration has proven to be relatively quiet for health reform as we await the confirmation of a new Health and Human Services Secretary. Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) moved one step closer to the Secretary’s office when Senate Finance Committee Republicans...
February 1, 2017
The repeal and replace “two step” is fraught with difficulty, bolder than the ACA itself, and far from certain to succeed.
December 7, 2016
A new Web First from Health Affairs estimates that in 2015 health care spending in the United States grew at a rate of 5.8 percent and reached $3.2 trillion, or $9,990 per person.
December 2, 2016
ACOG and its colleague organizations should address four areas of importance for sexual and reproductive health: expanding the contraceptive coverage guarantee; expanding coverage of services to prevent HIV and other STIs; covering and ensuring adequate reimbursement for preventive counseling...
September 14, 2016
A new policy brief from Health Affairs and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation examines telehealth parity laws in the United States.
August 15, 2016
Projected growth in national health expenditures has been referred to as “moderate.” This should not undermine, however, the urgency of reducing the health spending cost trend.
August 10, 2016
HHS recently finalized regulations for the cornerstone non-discrimination provision of the ACA -- Section 1557. Health advocates and patient advocacy organizations lauded the final regulations, which expressly prohibit insurers from employing plan benefit designs or marketing practices that...
July 20, 2016