Susan D. Hall

Biography for Susan D. Hall

Susan Hall spent more than 20 years as a newspaper writer and editor in Dallas and Seattle before making the leap online at MSNBC. Now living in Louisville, Ky., she has focused on enterprise technology as a writer and editor for IT Business Edge. Most recently she has written for and Enterprise Apps Today. Follow @FierceHealthIT on Twitter and find her on LinkedIn.

Articles by Susan D. Hall

Burwell: There's no backup plan in subsidies case

There is no backup plan to prevent millions from losing their health insurance if the Supreme Court decides to overturn a key provision of the Affordable Care Act that allows federal tax subsidies for health insurance, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell stated in a letter to lawmakers.

As grandfathered plans disappear, consumers better informed

After the outcry over the cancellation of policies that didn't meet Affordable Care Act requirements, the Obama administration allowed some noncompliant policies to continue until 2017. Today, although some insurers discontinued noncompliant policies early, consumers are better informed of their options.

UnitedHealth wellness program rewards members with lower premiums

UnitedHealth Group is offering more carrot and less stick in its new wellness program, which can save participants hundreds of dollars on their premiums, according to Forbes. Its Rally Health...

With more plans available, prices rising, HHS urging exchange customers to shop around

With health insurance premiums on the rise, government officials are stressing the importance for consumers to shop around to ensure they get the best deal.

States take varying paths to insurance marketplace re-enrollment

States running their own health insurance marketplaces are under pressure to re-enroll those who bought plans last year but taking varying approaches to doing so, according to a report from the Urban Institute.

Author: Vermont should heed woes of UK, Canadian single-payer systems

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin's failure to win re-election outright could jeopardize the state's plan to create a single-payer healthcare system. That's a good thing, according to Sally C. Pipes, author of 'The Cure for Obamacare.'

Obamacare boosts state Medicaid spending

States are spending more on Medicaid, but they're also receiving more from the federal government to cover the costs, according to a report from the National Association of State Budget Officers.

Polls: Marketplace customers happy, 55% of uninsured to sign up

Americans who bought their 2014 health insurance through the federal or state marketplaces tend to be happy with it, according to a Gallup poll.

Report: Out-of-pocket costs too high

The trend toward greater consumer cost-sharing, through higher deductibles, copayments, and coinsurance, is prompting many Americans to skip preventive tests and seek care, while also leaving them with burdensome bills, according to a new report from The Commonwealth Fund.

Old data hinders comparison of Medicare, Advantage plans

A study comparing Medicare Advantage plans and traditional Medicare on healthcare access and quality found substantial limitations--mainly that much of the available research was old, according to a report published by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.