A group of Republican representatives on the House Energy and Commerce Committee are demanding answers from the U.S. Treasury about the decision-making process behind the latest delay to the Affordable Care Acts employer mandate.
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Republicans were trying to dismantle the ACAs risk corridor premium stabilization program as recently as this week but several factors, possibly including the insurance industry itself, took them off course.
The Department of Health and Human Services has yet to release any data on the number of small businesses that have enrolled in the Affordable Care Acts Small Business Health Options Program, angering lawmakers who have been prodding the agency for answers.
Accounting for barely 1% of enrollment in all employer-sponsored benefits plans, private exchanges are currently a dimly lit bulb on the radar for group health insurance delivery. But theres little doubt that number will rise.
After more private exchange launches last week, and one of the first by a carrier, EBA continues the conversation with brokers and insurance companies alike.
As Cigna this week became one of the first insurers to announce its own online marketplace amid countless others created by brokers, consultants and tech firms some say the definition of this concept has become muddied.
By ending the sale of tobacco products in its 7,600 pharmacies, CVS Caremark Corp. is redefining itself as a health-care provider in an environment in which millions of newly insured Americans will be looking for quick and convenient medical care.
Health insurers under pressure to keep premiums low are eliminating some hospitals from coverage in a cost-cutting strategy that threatens to freeze out centers that provide specialized care, limiting patient options.
One in four U.S. families struggled to pay medical bills in 2012, and one in 10 said they had costs they couldnt pay at all, according to a government survey.
The ACA has been roundly criticized for its lack of cost-containment provisions But one Princeton University academic maintains that cost-containment cannot be implemented simultaneously with universal-coverage measures.
As a result of the continued uncertainty of Affordable Care Acts impact, Moodys changed the outlook for U.S. health insurers to negative from stable.
Target Corp. said it will end health insurance for part-time employees, joining Trader Joes Co., Home Depot Inc. and other retailers that have scaled back benefits in response to changes from Obamacare.
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The back-end payment system of Healthcare.gov is still being built, a senior Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services official said Thursday in testimony on Capitol Hill.