Blog Archives for category Health Insurance

Health Savings Account Change In 2018 Could Trip Up Some Consumers

Money deposited in a health savings account is tax-deductible, grows tax-free and can be used to pay for medical expenses…. Continue reading »

Medical Research, Drug Treatment And Mental Health Are Winners In New Budget Bill

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine (center), is joined on Wednesday by Sen. Lindsey Graham (from left), R-S.C., Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska,… Continue reading »

No Go For Idaho: State Will Have To Rethink Its ‘Freedom’ Health Policies

Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter says Thursday’s letter from the Trump administration “was not a rejection of our approach,” but… Continue reading »

Your 2018 Health Plan Must Comply With ACA Rules Or You Risk Tax Penalties

Confused about whether your health plan is ACA-compliant? To be sure you’re using your state’s official marketplace, start with HealthCare.gov,… Continue reading »

Trump Administration Wants To Let Insurers Offer Plans With Fewer Benefits

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar speaks to the House Ways and Means Committee last week in Washington about… Continue reading »

Idaho Insurer Moves Ahead With Health Plans That Flout Federal Rules

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar faced questions Wednesday from the House Ways and Means Committee about Idaho’s move…. Continue reading »

How Trump’s Funding Cuts Threaten ‘Basic Health Program’ Plans

When President Donald Trump, shown speaking at the White House last week, decided to stop making the “cost-sharing reduction” payments… Continue reading »

Idaho ‘Pushing Envelope’ With Health Insurance Plan: How Far Can It Go?

Critics say Idaho’s insurance department can’t unilaterally ignore federal law, including some of the Affordable Care Act’s protections for people… Continue reading »

Part Of Oregon’s Funding Plan For Medicaid Goes Before Voters

A sign in support of Oregon’s Measure 101 is displayed by a homeowner along a roadside in Lake Oswego, Ore…. Continue reading »

No Closer To DACA Deal, Republicans Push Plan B To Keep Government Open

Demonstrators protest at Sen. Dean Heller’s, R-Nev., office in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and Temporary… Continue reading »