Misc. Insurance News

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6/23/2017
Some Republicans Voice Concerns About Senate Replacement for Obamacare

Conservatives say it doesn't go far enough, moderates say it goes too far

6/22/2017
Senate Republicans Reveal Their Replacement for Obamacare

Bill would rein in Medicaid budget more slowly, preserve preexisting condition safeguards, change tax credits

6/22/2017
Many Doctors Silent on Cost of Cancer Care

Topic is often ignored, even though 'financial toxicity' is a growing concern, researcher says

6/19/2017
Why Patients Leave the Hospital Against Doctor's Orders

It's a growing problem, and patient age and insurance status is often key to this unhealthy decision, study finds

6/13/2017
Leading Medical Groups Mobilize Against Obamacare Repeal

GOP-sponsored legislation would impose added costs and risks on millions of Americans, groups contend

6/13/2017
Uncertainty for Obamacare Plans as Filing Deadline Approaches

Early indications suggest some consumers will face fewer choices, higher rates in 2018

6/12/2017
Nearly 10 Million U.S. Adults Suffer From Mental Illness

More than a third aren't getting help, federal study says

6/6/2017
4 in 10 Job-Based Health Plans in U.S. Are Now 'High-Deductible'

These employees are more likely to face financial barriers to care, researchers find

5/25/2017
CBO: 23 Million Would Lose Health Insurance Under House Health Care Bill

While premiums may lower over the long-term, many Americans would face much higher out-of-pocket costs

5/12/2017
People With Pre-Existing Health Issues Fear Repeal-and-Replace Bill

Older, sicker Americans worry they may bear brunt of GOP efforts to curtail a popular Obamacare protection

5/5/2017
GOP Health Reform Push Faces Uncertain Future in the Senate

Several leading Republican lawmakers express concern with House proposal

5/4/2017
House OKs Republican Health Care Bill

GOP says its plan will save flawed Obamacare; critics counter the fix will hurt vulnerable Americans

5/4/2017
Americans Uneasy With Push to Repeal Obamacare: HealthDay/Harris Poll

But, as has always been the case, support for the law depends on political affiliation

5/3/2017
House to Vote Thursday on Amended Bill to Repeal and Replace Obamacare

Republicans say they have votes for passage, but Democrats, medical groups say proposal would harm the sick

4/28/2017
House Delays Vote on Obamacare Overhaul

Revisions to initial GOP 'repeal and replace' plan didn't sit well with party moderates

4/27/2017
Crossroads for Obamacare

GOP efforts to replace the health law may affect consumer choice, premiums and protections

4/17/2017
Anxious? Distressed? You're Not Alone

And about 1 in 10 Americans who need mental health care don't have the insurance coverage, study finds

4/4/2017
EpiPen Out-of-Pocket Costs More Than Doubled Over Decade

Study questions steep price hikes for lifesaving drugs, even among insured patients

4/4/2017
White House, GOP Lawmakers Revisit Health Care Bill

Proposal would make it tougher for people with pre-existing medical problems, reports say

3/28/2017
Health Insurance a Key to IVF Success, Researchers Say

At $12,000 and up a cycle, many forgo second attempt if they don't have coverage

3/24/2017
House Republican Leaders Pull Bill Aimed at Repealing 'Obamacare'

In the end, resistance from conservative and some moderate GOP lawmakers meant votes weren't there

3/14/2017
Cystic Fibrosis Survival Better in Canada Than in U.S.

Canadians with the lung disease live about 10 years longer on average, study finds

3/14/2017
Analysis: Millions Would Lose Health Coverage Under GOP Overhaul

Republicans say major surgery needed to Obamacare to save what they call a failed initiative

3/9/2017
New Health Care Bill Clears House Committees

Moves are a crucial step in replacing Affordable Care Act, but health advocacy groups mount opposition

3/8/2017
House Republicans Unveil Their Rx for Obamacare

It retains some portions of the health reform law, but axes some unpopular ones

3/7/2017
House Republicans Unveil Their Rx for Obamacare

It retains some portions of the health reform law, but axes some unpopular ones

3/6/2017
Patient Organizations Offer Advice on Reforming Obamacare

Coalition of 11 groups urges Congress to ensure affordability, accessibility and adequate coverage

2/27/2017
Doctors Handled Influx of Obamacare Patients: Study

Concerns about long waits, primary care shortage appear unfounded, researchers say

2/21/2017
Many Younger Cancer Survivors Can't Afford Their Meds

Skipping doses or drugs altogether can be dangerous, U.S. researchers warn

2/21/2017
The Short- and Long-Term Prognosis for Obamacare

The law still stands despite IRS decision to process tax returns without insurance status

2/14/2017
Low-Income Kids More Likely to Have ADHD, Asthma

Autism more often diagnosed among children in higher-income families, study finds

2/10/2017
What's Next for the Obamacare Insurance Exchanges?

Trump administration draft regulation reportedly could raise rates for older adults, shorten open enrollment for 2018

2/7/2017
U.S. Legislation Boosted Access to Autism Services, With No Added Cost to Families

Findings show 2008 federal 'parity' law is having desired effect, researchers say

1/26/2017
Risk of Death Due to Birth Defects Higher If Baby Covered by Medicaid

Researchers call for better efforts to reduce such tragedies, regardless of family's insurance status

1/23/2017
Obamacare Boosted Coverage for the Chronically Ill, Study Finds

4 million with conditions like heart disease, asthma gained health insurance

1/23/2017
2 GOP Senators Unveil Obamacare Alternative

Bill would allow states to stick with the controversial health reform law -- or not

1/20/2017
Obamacare Covered More People With Mental Illness, Addictions

But greater numbers need to be in treatment for these conditions, researcher says

1/17/2017
Obamacare Repeal Could Bring Many More Uninsured, Higher Premiums

Nonpartisan report analyzes probable effects of a 2015 Congressional bill

1/17/2017
Steep Bills Surprise Patients Who Go 'Out-of-Network'

For example, anesthesiologists charge nearly 6 times the Medicare rate, study finds

1/16/2017
IRS Reminds Millions About Fines for Not Signing Up for Obamacare

Letters being sent as GOP-controlled Congress races to repeal controversial health reform law

1/13/2017
House Joins Senate in Bid to Repeal Obamacare

Votes are initial steps in potentially complex process to replace the controversial health reform law

1/12/2017
Senate Starts Obamacare Repeal Process

Measure sets Jan. 27 deadline for draft of repeal legislation, avoids possibility of filibuster by Democrats

1/10/2017
High Health Care Deductibles Take Toll on Family Finances

Studies suggest significant out-of-pocket costs may harm low-income and chronically ill patients

12/21/2016
Uninsured Rate Hits New Low Due to Obamacare: Report

The Commonwealth Fund finds more working-age Americans have health insurance than ever before

12/20/2016
Obamacare May Have Broadened Patients' ER Choices

Insurance affects where people go for emergency care, study finds

12/16/2016
Down Syndrome May Not Be Big Financial Burden on Families

Having a child with the condition costs about $80 more a month in medical expenses, study finds

12/16/2016
Privacy Concerns Keep Some Young Americans From Sexual Health Services

Survey reveals reluctance of teens, young adults to talk to their doctor because parents might find out

12/8/2016
As Obama's Term Winds Down, Resistance to Obamacare Diminishes

43 percent of Americans would like to see the health care reform law kept in place but amended, HealthDay/Harris Poll finds

12/6/2016
Many Americans Skip the Dentist Due to Cost

Researchers say finding highlights need to overhaul dental insurance

11/30/2016
Fewer Americans Struggle With Medical Bills: Report

Researchers credit Obamacare, but difficulties persist for uninsured and people with high deductibles