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Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
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Top Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Articles

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  • State-based health exchange bill fizzles at last hour

    State-based health exchange bill fizzles at last hour
    An estimated $270 million in federal funding was left on the table when Illinois lawmakers didn't vote Wednesday on a measure to create a state-run health insurance exchange. A bill sponsored by Rep. Robyn Gabel, D-Evanston, that would guarantee...
  • LVHN launching integrated electronic medical record-keeping

    LVHN launching integrated electronic medical record-keeping
    The 136 physician practices affiliated with Lehigh Valley Health Network are adopting a standard naming protocol: Lehigh Valley Physician Group, or LVPG, plus the specialty, followed by location. So, for example, Village Lane Primary Care is becoming...
  • Hospitals Defend 'Facility Fees' At State Hearing

    HARTFORD — More and more consumers have felt the sting of hospital "facility fees" in recent years, but hospital executives said Wednesday that they need to recoup losses from the free care they provide to the uninsured and from the under-funded...
  • How big is the Supreme Court threat to the ACA? Very big.

    Some experts have counseled a zen-like patience while awaiting the Supreme Court's consideration of the King case, which involves federal subsidies for Affordable Care Act insurance plans and is expected to yield a decision sometime in July. We've...
  • Md. health exchange still a problem

    Md. health exchange still a problem
    No matter what one hears, the Maryland Health Insurance Exchange is still a difficult system to navigate ("Give yourself the gift of quality health care," Dec. 3). I have spent the last week trying to create an account, but since my situation isn't...
  • Obamacare offers choices, savings this year

    Obamacare offers choices, savings this year
    Most returning customers to the federal health insurance marketplace can save money on premiums thanks to greater competition among insurance companies under the Affordable Care Act, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Health...
  • Maryland health exchange enrolls more than 50,000

    Maryland health exchange enrolls more than 50,000
    Almost 52,000 people have enrolled in health plans on the state's online insurance marketplace, which launched Nov. 15, exchange officials reported Friday. As of Dec. 4, 29,543 signed up for private plans on the exchange, created under the federal...
  • Stephen Parente: Study shows health insurance premiums could jump in 2017

    Pennsylvanians are now knee-deep in the Affordable Care Act's second open enrollment period, which began Nov. 15 and closes Dec. 15. Many are finding what appears to be a pleasant surprise: Average premiums for the cheap bronze plans have increased by 3.9...
  • Florida Hospital touts the benefits of Obamacare's help for the uninsured

    Florida Hospital touts the benefits of Obamacare's help for the uninsured
    Their title is “navigator,” and they work at hospitals throughout the region, from Florida Hospital to South Lake Hospital to Orlando Health Heart Institute. Their job, though, is not about providing new patients with directions to the...
  • Operating Profits Drop At State Hospitals: New Report

    Operating Profits Drop At State Hospitals: New Report
    Connecticut's acute-care hospitals saw gains from their operations tumble 35 percent in the last fiscal year, with seven of 29 hospitals reporting operating losses, according to a new state report. While hospitals still ended the year with $597...
  • Gov. McAuliffe reports that more than 4,000 Virginians received one-on-one help with ACA enrollment

    Gov. McAuliffe reports that more than 4,000 Virginians received one-on-one help with ACA enrollment
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe reported Monday that more than 4,000 Virginians received individual help with ACA federal marketplace health insurance enrollment in the first two weeks of the open enrollment period. Thousands more have visited the CoverVa.org web...