Affordable Care Act News

More Than 10 Million Adults Gain Health Coverage Since Obamacare Began

An estimated 10.3 million American adults have gained health coverage since Obamacare enrollment began last October, with the biggest gains among young adults and Hispanics, according to a study published this week. The findings by researchers from the Harvard School …

Same Day, Different Court Obamacare Subsidies Upheld

Two U.S. appeals courts reached opposite conclusions on the legality of a key financing provision of the Affordable Care Act, increasing the chance of another showdown at the Supreme Court over President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law. In majority ruling …

Wisconsin Regulators Say 166,000 Gained Insurance Coverage

Newly released numbers by the Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner’s office shows that nearly 166,000 Wisconsin residents purchased health insurance by June 1. But it’s not known how many of those people were previously uninsured. Gov. Scott Walker has promised to cut …

Massachusetts Reports Progress in Repairing Health Insurance Website

Massachusetts state officials are offering an upbeat assessment of efforts to repair the state’s hobbled health insurance website. Maydad Cohen, special assistant to Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, told the state’s health connector board on Thursday that new software purchased by …

House to Sue President Obama Over Healthcare Mandate Waiver

The U.S. House of Representatives will sue President Barack Obama’s administration over delaying the implementation of an employer health insurance mandate in the 2010 health-care law. “In 2013, the president changed the health-care law without a vote of Congress, effectively …

Wisconsin Insurer Fails to Activate Coverage for Nearly 300

Nearly 300 people who applied for stand-alone dental coverage from Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Wisconsin through the federal health care exchange thought they had policies but didn’t have them activated, according to enforcement records from the state’s Office of …

Health Net Garners Most Arizona Consumer Complaints

California-based Health Net sold the lowest-cost insurance plans to Arizona residents under the Affordable Care Act, but the insurer has also netted the most complaints. The Arizona Republic reports Health Net has been named in 89 of the 110 complaints …

Large Michigan Health Insurers Seeking Big Rate Increases in 2015

Most people buying their own health insurance in Michigan could see near double-digit premium increases next year. State insurance regulators said that dominant insurers Blue Care Network and Blue Cross Blue Shield want to raise rates by an average of …

960K New Yorkers Sign for Insurance Under New Health Law

More than 960,000 New York residents have signed up for insurance under the state’s new health plan marketplace during its first enrollment period. The state issued a report Wednesday detailing how many people enrolled in coverage through the marketplace, part …

Tech Troubles Remain at Minnesota’s Health Insurance Exchange

Consultants told the board that governs Minnesota’s health insurance exchange that a lot of work is needed to get the troubled system ready for open enrollment in November. MNsure hired Deloitte Consulting LLP for $5 million in April to be …