For insurance plans, the King v. Burwell decision affirms tax credits will be available for the 6.4 million who might have lost coverage. It also has the immediate effect of temporarily stabilizing premiums and likely participation in the 19,000,000 enrollee individual insurance market. But beyond this, a number of issues and challenges relevant to insurers remain as part of the unfolding of the Affordable Care Act's implementation.
A "cooling-off period" for the Affordable Care Act--as Drew Altman, president and CEO of the Kaiser Family Foundation refers to it in his blog post for the Wall Street Journal--could cause focus to shift to other matters throughout the healthcare industry.
With the uncertainty of King v. Burwell in the health insurance industry's rear-view mirror, the time might be right to strike acquisition deals. Economists, however, aren't sure whether payers will gain efficiencies.
Since the first ACA open enrollment period, Covered California has enrolled 1.3 million residents, and 77 percent of individual enrollees pay less than $150 on monthly premiums. Yesterday, the state exchange's executive Director, Peter Lee, outlined four keys to its success.
Major insurance companies and execs reacted to last week's Supreme Court ruling in King v. Burwell with a decidedly sunny vibe.
Riding high from last week's Supreme Court win, President Barack Obama continued his victory tour today in Nashville, Tennessee, aiming to shift the focus from Affordable Care Act criticisms to improving the healthcare reform law. Obama hopes to harness the momentum of the court victory to extend coverage to even more Americans.
Last week the Supreme Court saved the Affordable Care Act for the second time since its implementation-- this time by upholding federal subsidies. Moving forward, it's time to shift gears and change the healthcare conversation, according to the Associated Press.
Now that the Supreme Court has ruled to uphold federal Affordable Care Act subsidies in the King v. Burwell case, focus turns to the states--and Medicaid expansion.
Buoyed by the Supreme Court's decision to uphold federal health insurance subsidies, the country's largest insurers have once again set their sights on consolidation.
Now that the Supreme Court ruled that federal subsidies are here to stay, many states operating their own health insurance exchanges are considering switching to the federal marketplace, reported The New York Times.
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