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OIG: Feds failed to address Healthcare.gov troubles until it was too late

A rushed, inadequate response to clear signs that Healthcare.gov was headed for trouble contributed to its ill-fated launch in 2013, according to a newly released, five-year study from the Office of Inspector General.  

6 million Americans qualify for Medicaid but don't sign up

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.

CBO lowers estimate for Affordable Care Act enrollment

The Congressional Budget Office has lowered its estimate of how many people will get coverage through Affordable Care Act in 2016, saying that enrollment in ACA plans has grown slower than anticipated.  

High deductibles do not turn consumers into savvy shoppers

​Imposing high deductibles on health plans does not, in fact, encourage individuals to shop around more for better healthcare prices, according to a new research letter from the  Journal of the American Medical Association.

Healthcare costs high for many ACA marketplace customers

​Though the Affordable Care Act has greatly expanded access to health insurance, ACA marketplace customers still spend a considerable share of their incomes on healthcare expenses, according to a new analysis from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Urban Institute.  

Humana predicts 2016 losses in individual market

Humana is expected to record financial and membership losses tied to its Affordable Care Act plans, according to a new filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, though the insurance giant does expect gains in Medicare Advantage.  

Healthcare.gov enrollment hits 6 million

President Barack Obama announced Friday that six million Americans have signed up on Healthcare.gov for coverage that starts Jan. 1, arguing that the latest enrollment numbers means 2015 has been a successful year for the Affordable Care Act.  

Cigna CEO: ACA marketplace needs to offer flexibility to insurers

Though Cigna recently said it is committed to offering plans on the Affordable Care Act exchanges for 2016, CEO David Cordani told  Kaiser Health News  in a recent interview that aspects of the marketplace should be fixed to provide more flexibility for health plans.

HHS: 9.5 million Americans have health insurance from public exchanges

More than 9.5 million Americans have purchased health insurance or been automatically reenrolled in plans during the second enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act exchanges.

OIG: CMS did not prepare for launch of Healthcare.gov

When Healthcare.gov launched in October 2013, laden with flaws and mishaps, it raised a number of concerns--namely, did the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services plan appropriately for the marketplace's launch? A recent  Office of Inspector General said, in a word, "No."