Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act News

Insurers, Hospitals Enjoying Benefits of Obamacare

Even as Obamacare continues to be attacked by foes and challenged in court, hospital chains and insurers are making more money, more patients using emergency rooms are paying for their care, and the country as a whole is enjoying slower …

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 …

Court Rules Against Obamacare Subsidies for Federal Exchange Insureds

President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul suffered a potentially crippling blow as a U.S. appeals court ruled the government can’t give financial assistance to anyone buying coverage on the insurance marketplace run by federal authorities. The decision, if it withstands appeals, …

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 …

Obamacare Reaches Enrollment Milestone But Faces Obstacles Ahead

President Barack Obama’s embattled U.S. healthcare law, having survived a rollout marred by technology failures, reaches a milestone on Monday with the end of its first enrollment wave, and with the administration likely to come close to its goal of …

Could ‘Missing Number 1321′ on Subsidies Derail Affordable Care Act?

If President Barack Obama’s signature health-care law unravels, it could be for want of a single number in crucial passages of the 2,409-page statute. The missing number, 1321, refers to a section of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act …

How Is Obamacare Affecting Competition Among Health Insurers?

A snapshot of Obamacare enrollment in seven states suggests the law hasn’t significantly increased competition in health insurance markets, the Kaiser Family Foundation reported. In California, for example, four big insurers have largely carved up the state’s market. The divide …

Obamacare Expected to OK Renewal of Extended Plans for 2 Years: Report

Americans who kept their health plans that didn’t comply with Obamacare requirements will be able to renew those policies for two more years, according to a person familiar with the matter. The Obama administration, which has been deliberating the issue …

How ACA Healthcare Law Could Affect P/C Insurance Costs and Claims

The property/casualty insurance industry is likely to face cost shifting by hospitals, physicians and other medical providers due to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to an insurance industry white paper. In addition, property/casualty insurers may potentially …

Supreme Court Could Take Up Religious Rights of Corporations

U.S. Supreme Court justices could decide on Tuesday to review religious objections made by corporations to a provision of the 2010 federal healthcare law requiring employers to provide health insurance that covers birth control. The key question before the court …