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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 »

Hospitals In States That Expanded Medicaid Less Likely To Close

Up to one half of rural residents are covered by Medicaid, says Michelle Mills, CEO of Colorado Rural Health Center…. Continue reading »

CHIP Funding Could Run Out On Jan. 19 For Some States

The CHIP program provides health coverage to 9 million children from lower-income households that make too much money to qualify… Continue reading »

Hospitals Nationally Hit Hard By Medicare’s Safety Penalties

Each year, hundreds of hospitals lose 1 percent of their Medicare payments through the Hospital-Acquired Conditions Reduction Program. The penalties… Continue reading »

Robust Health Insurance Sign-Ups Surprise Supporters And Opponents

Kelley Mui helps a client sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act on Dec. 15 at the… Continue reading »