Plans sold on health insurance exchanges include a wide array of "patchwork" pediatric coverage, while others don't cover services for children with special needs, according to a new study published this morning in the journal Health Affairs.
The number of uninsured Americans has decreased by more than 10 million people in one year, primarily because of the Affordable Care Act's health insurance exchanges and Medicaid expansion, according to a new analysis conducted by the Urban Institute.
The Obama administration hopes to clarify rules regarding how health insurance exchanges cover elective abortion, reports Kaiser Health News.
In a proposed rule issued Friday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services suggested several changes to the health insurance exchanges, including changing the sign-up period and automatic enrollment.
The second open enrollment period for health insurance exchanges began Saturday with an overall smooth rollout, though some consumers reported challenges signing up and some states had to deal with unexpected glitches.
Insurers next year will be keeping premiums flat or even decreasing them in many parts of the country. In fact, consumers in just two states surveyed will see premium increases of 5 percent or more, according to a new study from the Urban Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Health insurers launched a marketing blitz to lure customers as the health insurance marketplaces reopen on Nov. 15, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Aetna's recent announcement that it's acquiring the private health insurance exchange company Bswift could have big implications for the health insurance industry as more insurers turn their focus on private exchanges, reported Health Data Management.
Things are good for the top three health insurers right now, at least financially speaking. Aetna, UnitedHealth and WellPoint all released third quarter reports that surpassed expectations and provided more evidence that the Affordable Care Act is generally good for business.
Signing up for health insurance this upcoming enrollment period will be a huge challenge for many uninsured Americans because of low levels of health literacy and numeracy skills, according to a new report from the Urban Institute, which was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.