Affordable Care Act

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Supreme Court will hear ACA contraceptive mandate challenge in consolidated case

The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to rule on several religious nonprofits' objections to the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive coverage mandate, marking the fourth time the justices will review challenges to the ACA.

Concerns linger about consumers' ACA, plan choice literacy

Even as the Obama administration strives to engage consumers in the third open enrollment period, there are signs that Americans' knowledge of the Affordable Cart Act rules is limited and their awareness of health insurance options continue to come up short.

Could pre-existing conditions rule be next target of ACA opponents?

As the debate continues regarding some of the more controversial parts of the Affordable Care Act--such as Medicaid expansion and the Cadillac tax--another unexpected provision now may also be under fire from the law's opponents.

Insurers shift strategies amid challenges of exchange market

Now that the Affordable Care Act's third open enrollment period has begun, a clearer picture of how health insurers are adjusting to the seismic changes in individual market has emerged.

Payer-provider tensions driven by ACA, other factors

Physicians just don't trust payers. UnitedHealthcare and Cigna fared worst in the recently released ReviveHealth Payor Trust Index, whereas physicians viewed independent Blue Cross Blue Shield plans more kindly

HHS: Though premiums on the rise, ACA coverage still affordable

With open enrollment underway on the federal and state marketplaces, a new report from the federal government emphasizes that while some premiums will rise in 2016, coverage remains affordable for many.

How financial alliances, payment models can reshape the health insurance industry

The Affordable Care Act has created a sea change in healthcare and is allowing innovative solutions to reshape the health insurance industry, according to a series in the  New Yorker.

ACA exchange plans popular among low-income customers eligible for subsidies

As the Obama administration gears up to encourage low-income individuals to get covered, a new report suggests that these consumers actually already are the most likely to purchase health plans through the Affordable Care Act marketplaces.

States need more data to define essential benefits

After revisiting requirements for health plans' essential benefits this year, states made few changes, but that may largely be due to regulators not having enough data to evaluate consumers' experiences, five healthcare policy experts from Georgetown University write.

ACA-driven malpractice liability: 3 new areas of risk [Special Report]

In this special report,  FiercePracticeManagement  looks at the key areas of post-ACA liability concern and what steps physicians must take to minimize these new risks.