Gov. Scott Walker said the $200 million reinsurance program would lower premiums by 5% in 2019, a dramatic shift after they increased 44% this year as enrollment dropped and fewer providers offered coverage.
Two top Senate Democrats say the Trump administration is raising more questions than it is answering by changing course on funding risk-corridor payments.
The New Jersey Legislature passed state Obamacare stabilization bills this week along with an out-of-network consumer protection measure that's raised some hackles.
Despite a barrage of federal actions that threatened to topple them, the Affordable Care Act's health insurance exchanges have proven to be quite sturdy. The picture of the exchanges that emerges from the CMS' final open-enrollment data is far from an imploding market.
House Speaker Paul Ryan's upcoming retirement from Congress after leading the GOP's charge to repeal the Affordable Care Act leaves his party in a challenging place on healthcare messaging ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.
The CMS gave states more power to regulate their individual and small-group health insurance markets. Here are five key takeaways.
Other GOP-led states may follow Iowa and Tennessee in allowing cheaper, leaner health plans that don't comply with Affordable Care Act rules, even though such plans could create problems in those states' individual insurance markets.
Federal lawmakers have lost interest in restoring cost-sharing reductions, at least for now. What does this mean for insurers on the individual market as they look to the long term?
Nearly 11.8 million people signed up or were automatically enrolled in coverage through the Affordable Care Act's health insurance exchanges for 2018, despite actions by the Trump administration that many saw as attempts to undermine the exchanges.
Georgia's health insurers will have to pay commissions to agents and brokers for almost all policies sold. Health plans across the nation have slashed these commissions, and the number of registered HealthCare.gov brokers has plummeted since 2015.
Congress has punted federal stabilization, leaving states facing another year of hefty premium increases. Here's a look at how the Trump administration's new rules—and state support for Obamacare's coverage mandates—will change the health coverage map next year.
As states' hopes for CSR and reinsurance funding collapsed this week in Congress, officials and legislators are racing to rein in individual market premiums for 2019.