Misc. Insurance News

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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

11/25/2016
Rural Appalachia Faces Growing Cancer Crisis, Research Shows

It's the only region in the U.S. that hasn't made big progress in fighting the disease

11/22/2016
U.S. Health Care Spending Up 5 Percent in 2015

Prescription drugs are the fastest growing expense, report shows

11/11/2016
Trump Victory Won't Derail Obamacare Open Enrollment for 2017

Obama administration assures consumers that sign-ups will continue

11/1/2016
Obamacare 2017: Higher Prices, Fewer Choices

Federal tax subsidies can ease the impact of premium increases, but consumers must shop wisely, analysts say

11/1/2016
Obamacare 2017: A Peek Behind the Numbers

Predictions on price hikes and enrollment figures

10/28/2016
Report: More Americans Getting Health Care Under Obamacare

News comes as double-digit price hikes for health plans on the horizon

10/25/2016
Sharp Rise in Obamacare Premiums for 2017

Feds confirm double-digit rate hikes and fewer health-plan choices, but claim affordability for low-income consumers

10/10/2016
Undiagnosed Eye Problems Pose Risks for Migrant Farm Workers

Despite impairments, 7 out of 10 workers said they had never had a vision exam

9/26/2016
More Hispanics Treated at Breast Cancer Center After Obamacare

Enrollment in clinical trials also increased, study finds

9/22/2016
Health Insurance Hikes Ease But Workers Pay a Price, Survey Finds

To shave premium costs, many employees are picking plans with higher deductibles

8/26/2016
More Americans Can Afford Medications Under Obamacare: Study

Improvement seen in all age levels, but millions still struggle with the cost of prescription drugs

8/18/2016
Many Hispanics, Poor Still Without Health Insurance: Report

Majority live in states that haven't expanded Medicaid, survey finds

8/8/2016
Obamacare's Medicaid Expansions May Be Improving Care

Study provides early evidence that coverage gains improve use, affordability and quality of care

8/8/2016
Health Insurance Status May Affect Cancer Patients' Survival

2 studies highlight disparities in outcomes for uninsured and Medicaid patients