Affordable Care Act implementation

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ACA's medical loss ratio not hurting insurers

An examination of the medical loss ratio in 2014 suggests that the financial performance of insurers has not changed substantially since the years before the Affordable Care Act.

House lawsuit challenging ACA implementation gets day in court

A  lawsuit filed by House Republicans challenging two key facets of Affordable Care Act implementation is getting its day in U.S. District Court, the Associated Press reported.

Karen Ignagni leaving AHIP for EmblemHealth

Longtime America's Health Insurance Plans CEO Karen Ignagni is leaving the lobbying group to become president and CEO of New York-based insurer EmblemHealth.

Low enrollment, technical issues hit state exchange budgets

The  financial challenges facing state health insurance exchanges are no secret--and a recent Commonwealth Fund report spells out the struggles each state faces in its efforts to achieve financial sustainability.

White House to address exchange plan provider directories, surprise medical bills

The Obama administration intends to fix two of consumers' biggest complaints about the Affordable Care Act: Inaccurate provider directories and surprise bills for costs not covered by insurance.

Business group calls for market-based alternatives to ACA

The latest report from the Committee for Economic Development calls for sweeping changes to the Affordable Care Act's subsidies, exchanges and mandates--all in the name of providing more diverse insurance offerings to a broader segment of the population.

ACA doesn't affect health plans at large companies

Employer-sponsored health plans  remain strong five years into the Affordable Care Act, according to the latest health benefits report from the ADP Research Institute.

ACA shifts health insurance questions from affordability to access to care

By expanding access to health insurance, the Affordable Care Act has shifted consumers' questions about coverage from affordability to access, according to a new  report from Georgetown University's Center on Health Insurance Reforms.

Insurers show greater compliance with medical loss ratio

During the first year of the medical loss ratio, insurers paid $1 billion to consumers, according to recent research from the Commonwealth Fund. Rebates dropped to $325 million in 2013, demonstrating an increase in insurer compliance with the rule.

Report: Medical loss ratio has no impact on private insurers' overhead

The Affordable Care Act seemingly has had little or no impact on health insurers' overhead, according to a new  report from the International Journal of Health Services.