Monday, April 24, 2017 With the Affordable Care Act marketplaces in a precarious position for 2018, some states are taking matters into their own hands. Three states so far have passed bills seeking to aid health insurers facing high medical costs in the individual markets by setting up reinsurance programs. Others have pushed back deadlines for when insurers must submit filings for 2018.
Monday, April 24, 2017 Despite pressure from the White House to vote on a revised healthcare bill this week, House Republican leaders have indicated they’d rather wait until they are sure the measure will succeed. Meanwhile, the Trump administration has signaled to Democrats that it will fund cost-sharing reduction payments if they back funding for a border wall in an appropriations measure.
Monday, April 24, 2017 From Kaiser Health News: As House Republicans try to find common cause on a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, they may be ready to let states make the ultimate decision about whether to keep a key consumer provision in the federal health law that conservatives say is raising insurance costs.
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Monday, April 24, 2017 After all that has transpired with two scuttled health insurance mergers, it may be time for the industry to focus on providing more value for customers rather than “swallowing rivals." For one, the pursuit of greater market power has not come cheaply, Leemore Dafny, Ph.D., a professor of business administration at the Harvard Business School, wrote in a perspective piece for the New England Journal of Medicine.
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