Health insurers have become more profitable since the Affordable Care Act took effect, according to the White House Council of Economic Advisers, despite initial stumbles on the public exchanges.
Not only did stabilization talks fall apart ahead of congressional leaders' $1.3 trillion spending deal: Congress has added oversight provisions aimed at the Obamacare exchanges.
A federal judge blocked the proposed $54 billion tie-up between national insurers Anthem and Cigna late Wednesday, saying the combination would harm competition in the national employer market.
RoseAnn DeMoro, the executive director of National Nurses United and the California Nurses Association, retired Sunday after 32 years at the head of the labor union that has 150,000 members across the country.
Observers are wondering if Idaho officials are negotiating with the Trump administration behind the scenes to meld their proposal for cheaper, leaner individual-market plans with the administration's plan to let insurers offer short-term products.
After the House scuttled a measure to fund CSRs and reinsurance in the omnibus spending bill, the leading GOP negotiators in the Senate revived a fight to get their stabilization bill a vote in the upper chamber.