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Rand: Subsidies and individual mandate serve as 'carrot and stick' for ACA success

Removing tax credits that help low- and moderate-income people buy health insurance on exchanges would increase premiums by nearly 45 percent, according to results of a Rand Corp.  s tudy. M ore than 11 million Americans would lose coverage. 

'Healthcare sharing ministries' give faithful an alternative to Obamacare

More than 300,000 Americans bypass the Affordable Care Act's individual insurance mandate by buying limited healthcare coverage through faith-based collectives, the  San Jose Mercury News  reported.

The costly side effects of the Halbig v. Burwell subsidy ruling

About 4.6 million people in 34 states could lose their premium subsidies if an appeals court ruling in  Halbig v. Burwell, which states that subsidies are illegal on federal exchanges, stands. What's more, there are roughly 9.5 million uninsured Americans who are eligible for subsidies in states with federal marketplaces, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.

House readies for short-term SGR fix

In a last-minute deal likely to disappoint physicians across the country, the House of Representatives has reached a deal to delay physician Medicare reimbursement cuts under the sustainable growth rate formula for another year. Congress will likely vote on the bill Thursday.

Get past the politics and repeal the SGR formula

Last month, when federal lawmakers--on a bipartisan basis--reached a deal to permanently repeal the sustainable growth rate formula, it seemed that it's end finally was at hand. But now, a month later, politics has reared its ugly head and threatens to derail that agreement.

Will states extend exchange enrollment deadline?

Although the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services repeatedly said it won't extend the March 31 deadline to enroll in the health insurance exchanges, some states are considering steps to offer an extension to their residents.

GOP bill would delay individual mandate until 2016

Newly introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives would delay the individual mandate until 2016, essentially postponing the individual mandate until its employer counterpart takes effect.

Report: Young adults better off paying fine than enrolling in exchange

The individual mandate penalty may never adequately incentivize young adults to sign up for plans sold on health insurance exchanges, according to a new report from American Action Forum.

Feds open catastrophic plans to displaced customers

Americans who haven't replaced their canceled health insurance plans can now buy catastrophic coverage and receive a temporary hardship exemption from the individual mandate, the White House announced Thursday.

3 over-hyped healthcare reform stories

Health reform-related stories have certainly been extremely popular this year throughout all media sources, whether industry-focused or mainstream. However, there's been a fair share of stories...