Affordable Care Act News

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 …

Wisconsin-Based Assurant Health Exiting Health Insurance Business

The parent company of Milwaukee, Wis.-based Assurant Health says it has reached agreement to sell some business lines and assets to National General Holdings Corp. as it exits the health insurance market. Time Insurance Co. (TIC) and John Alden Life Insurance Co. (John …

Supreme Court Rejects Maine’s Obamacare Challenge

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a bid by Maine to escape one requirement of Obamacare, as the justices prepare to rule on a more far-reaching challenge that might unravel the health-care law. The justices Monday left intact a federal appeals …

President Obama ‘Optimistic’ Court Will Uphold Health Insurance Subsidies

The U.S. Supreme Court probably shouldn’t have accepted a lawsuit challenging Obamacare’s health insurance subsidies, President Barack Obama said, calling it an “easy case.” “Frankly it probably shouldn’t have even been taken up,” Obama said Monday at a news conference …

Penn. Gov. Wolf Seeks State Authority Over Health Insurance Marketplace

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration said Tuesday it has formally applied to take over the operation of Pennsylvania’s health insurance marketplace as the Democrat seeks a bulwark against the potential loss of health insurance subsidies for hundreds of thousands of …

Health Insurers in Illinois, Michigan Seeking Rate Hikes for 2016

Blue Cross Blue Shield and Blue Care Network, which sell medical insurance to more than half of Michigan residents who buy their own coverage under the federal health care law, are seeking 2016 premium increases that average about 10 percent, …

Chief of Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange to Resign

MNsure’s chief executive is resigning to take another job, the health insurance exchange confirmed, paving the way for a third leadership shakeup at the beleaguered agency in less than two years. Scott Leitz was set to announce his departure to …

Dismantle of Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange Fails in Senate

Governance of Minnesota’s health insurance exchange could be in for a change, but MNsure won’t go away entirely. The Democratic-led Minnesota Senate defeated GOP attempts to dismantle MNsure. Several MNsure-related amendments to a budget bill debated failed on party-line votes. …