As the second year of open enrollment for Healthcare.gov is set to begin November 15, 2014, businesses are trying to figure out the best way to mitigate costs. Here’s an update on the current healthcare situation.
The Affordable Care Act purports to help average Americans, but it really helps tax preparers and their Wall Street investors.
Last week, National Journal reported that the Obama administration spent $840 million designing HealthCare.gov — the federal exchange system — and the 36 state insurance exchanges it helps to serve. Last Thursday, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) testified at a House Energy and Commerce Committee meeting and noted that a long series of management, oversight and contracting problems led to the cost surge.
As we move closer and closer to the 2015 open enrollment period, insurers in many states are beginning to release their expected 2015 premium rate increases for exchange plans.
On Monday, the annual trustees reports for Social Security and Medicare were released. The reports are intended to provide an update on the current state of the Social Security trust fund and the Medicare hospital-insurance program.
In late March, we reported on the Halbig vs. Sebelius case, which questioned whether the federal government had the right to award subsidies to those individuals purchasing healthcare on the federal insurance exchanges.
Ten months after Obamacare took effect, the law and online insurance portals are still are not running smoothly.
Between persistent problems with state exchanges and surprisingly sharp premium hikes, Americans could really use a story that inspires confidence in our government’s ability to run its own programs.
In its new report, the White House explains that more spending on health care is actually good for the economy, in order to convince states to take on Medicaid expansion.
New Health and Human Services IG Investigation Finds Obamacare’s Federal and State Exchanges Aren’t Working
The Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services has released a study assessing the effectiveness of Obamacare’s Federal and State health insurance marketplaces.