Obamacare News

California’s Single-Payer Bill Comes with $400B Price Tag

A California bill that would eliminate health insurance companies and provide government-funded health coverage for everyone in the state would cost $400 billion and require significant tax increases, legislative analysts said. Much of the cost would be offset by existing …

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 …

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 …

Republicans in Indiana Warn of Fallout from Affordable Care Act Repeal

Republican legislative leaders in Indiana are warning that repealing the Affordable Care Act could unravel a program for poor residents that Vice President Mike Pence implemented as governor, a conservative blueprint for expanding Medicaid under the federal law. Indiana House …

Ohioans Concerned About Repeal of Federal Health Law

Ohio advocates of the federal health care law targeted by President-elect Donald Trump and congressional Republicans said that repeal would jeopardize insurance coverage for as many as 1 million Ohioans by 2019 and hurt families and businesses. Their warnings came …

As GOP Seeks Repeal, Louisiana Governor Defends Medicaid Expansion

Gov. John Bel Edwards is outlining his defense for Louisiana’s Medicaid expansion, pushing back on Republican work in Congress to dismantle the federal health law that created the program. The Democratic governor is highlighting the health services people have received …

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 …

Obama: Political Gridlock Worsens Obamacare Woes

President Barack Obama said his signature health-care law has “real problems” that have been exacerbated by congressional gridlock and political polarization. “They’re eminently fixable problems in terms of strengthening the marketplace, improving the subsidies so more folks can get it, …

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 …