Religious leaders are preparing to face off against the Obama administration in a Supreme Court hearing next week that will determine whether or not government exemptions surrounding the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate have left enough room for religiously affiliated employers to exercise religious freedom, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Highlighting the benefits of an integrated health system, Highmark CEO David Holmberg told Trib Live that a "healthcare community" approach to care will bring stability to the Affordable Care Act marketplace.
Although nearly half of Affordable Care Act consumer operated and oriented plans shut down, and many reported multi-million losses last year, officials say 2016 could be a rebound year for the frequently maligned plans, according to the Associated Press.
Factors such as age, race, information resources and subsidy awareness play key roles in determining Affordable Care Act marketplace enrollment numbers, and understanding these enrollees' characteristics can help health plans reach the remaining uninsured, according to study published by Health Affairs.
Even with the passage of the Affordable Care Act, only 1 in 6 adults believe their health insurance benefits have increased in the past two years and 12 percent believe they've actually declined, according to a new poll.
The Pennsylvania physician community lashed out against a recent decision by one of the state's major insurance carriers to cut payments by 4.5 percent, claiming the cuts are placing an unfair burden on providers, which could negatively impact patient care in the long run.
As part of a broader effort to stem losses from Affordable Care Act plans, insurer Highmark, Inc. will cut physician reimbursement rates for those plans by 4.5 percent starting in April.
Though some health insurance giants have recently expressed skepticism about the sustainability of the Affordable Care Act marketplace, the Hartford Courant reports that a top Cigna executive has taken a more optimistic view.
A decade-old plan with a focus on cost-sharing could help the country successfully transition to a universal healthcare program, according to a Vox blog post.
As many as six million Americans are eligible to get nearly free healthcare through Medicaid but don't sign up, according to an article from the Wall Street Journal.
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