ACA Repeal Bill Gains Momentum

The September 30 deadline for healthcare legislation to pass the Senate using a simple majority is looming. Legislation from Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) seems to be gaining speed and is expected to face a vote in the Senate next week. Known as Graham-Cassidy, the plan would cut federal funding for healthcare… Read more »

Healthcare Bill Moves to the Senate

On Wednesday the Congressional Budget Office released an assessment of the House Republican’s American Health Care Act (AHCA). The CBO report states the AHCA would reduce the federal deficit by $119 billion over the next decade. The cost savings would come from an $884 billion cut in Medicaid as well as reductions in individual insurance… Read more »

ACA Premiums Set to Increase by 25 Percent

Many consumers who purchase health insurance through HealthCare.gov in 2017 will find that insurers have raised the premiums on health plans by an average of 25 percent, according to new government figures. The disclosure of 2017 rates by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was touted by congressional Republicans and other critics as… Read more »

Aetna’s Exit from Obamacare Stokes Growing Concern

Aetna, the nation’s third largest health insurer, announced earlier this month that it is sharply reducing its participation in the marketplaces set up by the Affordable Care Act, raising doubts about how the nation’s health care law is functioning six years after its enactment. Aetna’s decision to cut its participation from 15 state marketplaces to… Read more »