Affordable Care Act News

Illinois Sees Year-over-Year Increase in Obamacare Sign-Ups

Officials say more than 68,000 Illinoisans have selected health plans using the Affordable Care Act’s insurance marketplace, up nearly 1,400 compared to the same time last year. The sign-ups are happening as President-elect Donald Trump and Republican leaders in Congress …

California Commissioner Makes Statement on Trump’s Promise to Repeal Obamacare

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones issued a statement on Thursday in which he warns about the negative impact if president-elect Donald Trump’s proposals to repeal the Affordable Care Act are successful. “Passage of the Affordable Care Act was one of the …

Uncompensated Minnesota Hospital Care Costs Drop 17%, Report Says

A new report released by the state Department of Health shows the cost of uncompensated care at Minnesota hospitals has dropped nearly 17 percent since the federal Affordable Care Act was implemented. Health Commissioner Ed Ehlinger said the drop is …

State Regulators Say Pennsylvania Health Insurance Premiums to Rise

State regulators say the cost of health insurance premiums will be going up sharply next year for residents who buy individual plans. The state Department of Insurance said Monday that insurance company rates, based on requests for 2017, include an …

More People Have Health Insurance in Oklahoma but Uninsured Rate Still High

A new federal study shows the number of Oklahomans without health insurance has fallen by 6 percent since 2010, but the state still has one of the highest percentages of uninsured residents in the country. The study released this week …

Minnesotans on Employer Health Insurance Plans See Modest Rate Hikes

The majority of Minnesota residents aren’t experiencing the hefty health insurance rate hikes that shoppers who buy their coverage individually will see, according to data released by the federal government. More than half of Minnesota residents are covered by employer …

New York Regulators Announce Emergency Measure to Protect Some Health Insurers

New York’s Department of Financial Services has issued an emergency regulation intended to help the state’s health insurers deal with a federal requirement that puts some under sharp financial stress. The federally mandated program for adjusting financial risk under the …

Midwest States See Gains in Health Insurance Coverage

Several Midwest states report significant drops in the number of residents without health insurance. New data shows nearly 200,000 Wisconsin residents gained some form of health insurance between 2013 and 2015. In Illinois, under the Affordable Care Act, the number …

Carrier to Exit New Jersey Health Exchange Marketplace

State officials say a health insurance carrier is leaving New Jersey’s health exchange marketplace created under the Affordable Care Act, or ACA. Officials with Health Republic of New Jersey say the insurance co-op has been under “considerable financial strain” due …

Illinois Senator Says Blue Cross Could Reduce Costs, Be More Competitive

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is taking the rare step of weighing in on the state’s handling of a hefty health insurance rate increase request, asking Illinois regulators to press the state’s leading insurer of families and small businesses to reduce …