| Nov 7, 2014
| 1:21 PM
How many times can Obamacare cheat death at the Supreme Court?
The justices announced Friday that they will take up the case of King v. Burwell, which challenges the Obama administration's decision to make insurance subsidies available to low- and...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 3:44 PM
The atmosphere surrounding the Affordable Care Act is so noxious that even reasonable measures to improve it struggle to find oxygen.
Consider the crisis that played out this week in Richmond, one that promises to echo across the commonwealth.
| Nov 13, 2014
| 5:56 PM
One year after the Affordable Care Act's rocky rollout, a majority of Pennsylvanians have come to believe President Barack Obama's signature health-care reform has had little impact on their lives, according to a new Morning Call/Muhlenberg College poll....
| Oct 27, 2014
| 10:35 AM
The state will hold more than 20 enrollment fairs beginning Nov. 15 where consumers can sign up for insurance in-person under the Affordable Care Act.
The number of fairs is nearly quadruple of what was held during last year's enrollment period....
| Oct 1, 2014
| 11:29 AM
Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner acknowledged Wednesday he would have vetoed legislation expanding government-subsidized Medicaid to low-income people under President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, but does not support a...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Hospitals everywhere struggle with uncompensated care — both uncollectible bills and charity cases the hospital never expects will pay.
The Affordable Care Act is supposed to help lessen that financial burden. And nationwide, it's happening,...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 2:30 AM
No matter how you get insurance -- through your employer, from a state exchange, from an agent or directly from an insurance company -- you're paying a bigger share of your health-care costs than you used to. Higher premiums are only part of the picture....
| Sep 30, 2014
| 5:29 PM
Angered by rapidly rising premiums for automobile insurance, voters approved Proposition 103 in 1988 to give the state insurance commissioner the power to veto unreasonable rate hikes for auto policies. Now, after years of premium hikes in health...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 8:23 PM
For decades, Big Pharma and medical technology firms have made gifts and other payments to physicians as part of developing, testing and marketing their products, an expense long recognized as another cost of doing business.
On Tuesday, the federal...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 4:06 PM
To the editor: Not all Obamacare networks are limited. ("Obamacare doctor networks to stay limited in 2015," Sept. 28)
You mentioned that the top three carriers that dominated the first year of enrollment through the Affordable Care Act — Anthem...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Finding a doctor who takes Obamacare coverage could be just as frustrating for Californians in 2015 as the health-law expansion enters its second year.
The state's largest health insurers are sticking with their often-criticized narrow networks of...