Affordable Care Act News

Study: Kentucky’s Medicaid Population Centered in Impoverished East Region

A new review by a nonprofit health organization shows that the largest share of Kentucky’s Medicaid population lives in the impoverished eastern portion of the state. The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky has embarked on a three-year study of how …

Texas Health Underwriters Warn ACA Change May Disrupt Market

Federal health insurance reforms may cause a major disruption in the group insurance market, according to the Texas Association of Health Underwriters, a professional association of insurance agents and brokers who focus on health insurance and employee benefits. For many …

Walker’s Proposed Health Insurance Plan Features Tax Credits

Republican presidential candidate and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s plan for replacing President Barack Obama’s health care law would extend refundable tax credits to help pay for private health insurance based on age instead of income, restructure Medicaid and allow people …

Vermont to Pay $1.6M to Blue Cross Blue Shield After Exchange Errors

The administration of Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin will pay Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont $1.6 million to cover past due premiums and incorrectly paid claims because of technical problems with the state’s once-beleaguered health care website. Lawrence Miller, Shumlin’s …

Blue Cross Seeks 34% Rate Hike in North Carolina for ACA Plans

North Carolina’s largest health insurer says higher-than-anticipated costs after two years of selling federally subsidized coverage has forced it to seek premium increases even greater than it thought would be necessary two months ago. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of …

Delaware Opts Against Setting Up State Health Insurance Exchange

Delaware officials have decided not to develop the state’s own health insurance exchange under the Affordable Care Act and instead will keep the current federal partnership model. Delaware was granted approval in June to develop a state-based health insurance marketplace, …

Louisiana Health Insurance Co-op to Shut Down Voluntarily

A nonprofit cooperative formed to provide health insurance in Louisiana is on the way to shutting down. Louisiana Health Cooperative said it will honor all in-force policies for the approximately 17,000 individuals that currently receive health insurance coverage from the Co-Op. …

Obamacare Tax Subsidy Recipients in Northeast Express Relief

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the tax subsidies for health insureds across the country including those in states without their own health exchanges that use the federal health insurance exchange. The following are some of the reactions from …

Penn. Withdraws Its Healthcare Marketplace Plan After Supreme Court Ruling

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration said Thursday that it will withdraw its application to take over some functions of the insurance marketplace created under the 2010 federal health care law now that the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the law’s …

Penn. Healthcare Marketplace Plan Strictly a Contingency: Gov.’s Office

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration will pull the plug on its effort to start running the insurance marketplace created by the 2010 health care law if the U.S. Supreme Court allows federal health insurance subsidies to keep flowing to hundreds …