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Judge rules House can sue Obama administration over spending on healthcare law

A decision by a federal judge Wednesday poses a new legal threat to the Affordable Care Act.

Survey: Docs less critical of ACA, more restless in current jobs

The Affordable Care Act still isn't winning the favor of all doctors in its fifth year, but more are at least willing to give it a passing grade, according to new data from the Medicus Firm.

Emails reveal Jonathan Gruber worked closely with Obama administration on ACA after all

Newly released emails reveal that economist Jonathan Gruber worked more closely than previously known with the White House and top federal officials to shape the law. 

Healthcare innovation won't come to those who wait

Last week, as I listened to the State of the Union address and read story after story about the fallout from King v Burwell, the ups and downs of Medicaid expansion and the fate of the Affordable...

Obama says he did not mislead public on ACA, spars with reform 'architect'

President Barack Obama denied charges that he mislead Americans about the healthcare reform law in order to get it passed.

If Supreme Court strikes down ACA subsidies, states could step in

If the U.S. Supreme Court rules next year that the Affordable Care Act subsidies aren't legal, it could make health insurance unaffordable for millions of consumers. But could states save the healthcare reform law?

Survey: Docs report rocky relationship with payers

Doctors facing a changing practice environment are unhappy with most large health payers, according to the 2014 Medscape insurer ratings report.

Has ACA strengthened appeal of employer mandate?

Despite a more-than rocky rollout of the Affordable Care Act, and increasing claims that the employer-mandate is growing more unpopular, the healthcare reform law has potentially strengthened the appeal of such a provision.

New program aims to fix broken healthcare system

The Affordable Care Act aims to fix America's unstable healthcare system by improving care and cutting costs. Healthcare reform created the  Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to fix the broken system but critics aren't sure its effective, according to  MedCity News.

Horizon BCBSNJ invests in tech for better provider relations, patient care

As health insurance becomes more retail-based and consumer-oriented, insurers need the right technology to adapt to the ever-evolving environment. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey is focusing its technology resources on developing new relationships with providers, such as patient-centered medical homes and accountable care organizations, Horizon BCBSNJ CIO Doug Blackwell told FierceHealthPayer in an exclusive interview.