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 Dice.com and Enterprise Apps Today. Follow @FierceHealthIT on Twitter and find her on LinkedIn.
Articles by Susan D. Hall
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.
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.
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 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.
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.'
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.
Americans who bought their 2014 health insurance through the federal or state marketplaces tend to be happy with it, according to a Gallup poll.
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.
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.