Affordable Care Act News

Iowa May Be First State with No Health Insurers on Exchange

Iowa could be the first state in the nation with no health insurance company willing to offer policies on its Affordable Care Act exchange next year unless President Donald Trump’s administration approves a stopgap proposal, Iowa Insurance Commissioner Doug Ommen …

Cuomo Takes Steps to Keep New York Insurers in Obamacare

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced steps on Monday to encourage insurers to keep selling health plans in the state’s Obamacare exchange, as the companies withdraw from other markets amid uncertainty surrounding the health law. The state is tying participation …

Connecticut Governor Says State Senate Bill Ignores Insurance Industry Concerns

Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy sharply criticized the Connecticut Senate for unanimously passing legislation early Friday that creates a new mandate for health insurers, arguing the bill shows a “lack of awareness and blatant disdain for the industry’s expertise.” The …

Aetna Exits Delaware Health Insurance Marketplace for 2018

Aetna Inc. has informed the Delaware Department of Insurance that it will not participate in the health insurance marketplace in Delaware for 2018. As a main reason for its exit, Aetna cited an approximate $700 million loss for individual policies …

California Wants Insurers to Double up on Rate Filings

Health insurers seeking regulatory approval for 2018 individual insurance plans can file two sets of premium rates as a way to deal with market uncertainty created by Republicans’ promise to repeal and replace Obamacare, a California state insurance regulator said …

California Lawmakers Pondering Move to Dump Health Insurers

California lawmakers are considering an audacious proposal that would substantially remake the state’s health care system by eliminating insurance companies and guaranteeing coverage for everyone. The idea known as single-payer healthcare has long been popular on the left. It’s gaining …

UnitedHealth Prices 2018 Insurance Plans to Include Obamacare Tax

UnitedHealth Group Inc. reported stronger-than-expected quarterly results on Tuesday and said it was coping with uncertainty in U.S. healthcare laws by pricing its 2018 insurance plans to include a costly Obamacare tax. President Donald Trump and other Republicans have vowed …

Obamacare Insurers Struggle to Set Plans Amid Threats to Program

Obamacare is stuck in limbo, and insurers and state regulators are struggling to set their plans for what’s increasingly shaping up as a chaotic year for the health-care program. After the failure of Republicans’ first attempt to repeal and replace …

Trump Aims to Raise Insurer Participation in Obamacare with New Rules

The Trump administration finalized a set of rules that it says will help bolster insurer participation in Obamacare’s markets, even as the president presses for repeal of the law itself. The rules, published Thursday [March 13] by the Department of …

Midwest Health Plan Sues Feds for Back ACA Payments

Sanford Health Plan, which serves South Dakota, North Dakota and Iowa, is suing the federal government, saying it owes nearly $9 million in payments under a program included in the Affordable Care Act. The Argus Leader reports the program, which …