Obamacare News

N.H. Seeks to Update Insurance Rules for Health Care Provider Networks

The New Hampshire Insurance Department is moving forward with changing its rules for health care provider networks, but some insurance companies aren’t yet sold on a key part of the proposed approach. Department officials say the rules are ripe for …

Q&A: As Obama Health Law Survives, Republicans Divided Over Next Move

Having lost their latest war against President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, Republicans must decide how to wage battles that could fan the issue for the 2016 elections. Last month’s Supreme Court decision upholding the statute’s federal subsidies, which help …

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 …

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 …

Despite Opposition, Texas Senator Eyes Obamacare Insurance for Family

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a GOP presidential candidate,  could soon be buying his family’s health care coverage through the Affordable Health Care Act he has vowed to dismantle. Cruz, whose Senate filibuster against the law he derides as “Obamacare” led …

Pennsylvania College Loses Obamacare Contraceptive Challenge

The Obama administration won a reversal of a court ruling that would have shielded a Christian college in Pennsylvania from a provision of the Affordable Care Act requiring religious nonprofits to indirectly facilitate contraceptive coverage even if they oppose the …

Obama Administration Offers Birth Control Fix for Religious Groups

Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still ensuring those employees have access to …

Newly Released Documents Highlight Oklahoma Health Exchange Politics

Gov. Mary Fallin on Aug. 11 released 31 documents that her administration previously withheld from news media involving her administration’s decision to reject a state health insurance exchange under the federal health care law. The emails suggest an administration that …

Chicago Business Owners See Little Impact from Obamacare, Minimum Wage Hike

The Business Owners Confidence survey for the first half of 2014 indicates that Chicago-area mid-sized business owners are taking Obamacare in stride and expect limited effects of national and state efforts to raise the minimum wage. The survey, jointly conducted …