President Barack Obama told reporters Monday morning at the G-7 summit in Germany that the Supreme Court never should have heard the King v. Burwell case regarding the legality of federal subsidies.
A multi-state health insurance exchange may be the wave of the future as the debacle continues regarding how states will fund their health insurance exchanges once federal funding stops next year.
An estimated 9.8 million Americans may be uninsured come 2016 should states continue to forgo Medicaid expansion and should the Supreme Court side with the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell and determine federal subsidies are illegal in states not operating their own health insurance exchanges, according to a new issue brief from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Healthcare.gov CEO Kevin Counihan has some words of caution for state governments that may be tempted to build their own insurance exchanges.
Struggling state-run health insurance marketplaces are getting creative when it comes to financing their operations. Some state officials are toying with raising fees on insurers, possibly sharing costs with other states or turning their whole system over to Healthcare.gov, reported the Washington Post.
The oral arguments in King v. Burwell brought up the case of federalism--specifically, whether states were unconstitutionally coerced into establishing their own health insurance exchanges. But what if states really did not know the consequences of not setting up their own exchanges?
Now that two open enrollment periods have come and gone, states and insurers have their sights set on the future. But before they can discuss 'nice-to-haves,' exchanges need to get their business models down in order to become sustainable.
Automating the buying process and cutting the workload of agents and brokers on state health insurance exchanges was meant to keep costs in check, but that has not turned out to not be the case.
The oral arguments on King v. Burwell have come and gone, leaving the industry--and the rest of the country--to wonder what the Supreme Court will decide come June. Much was discussed during the 84-minute argument, which FierceHealthPayer attended. We've rounded up key takeaways and industry reactions to sum up the session.
By Dori Zweig The Supreme Court is finally set to hear oral arguments in the King v. Burwell case. The case, over a year in the making, concerns the legality of federal subsidies in the Affordable...