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House GOP lawsuit: ACA payment transfers violate separation of powers

Additional details have surfaced about a key argument in last month's  lawsuit filed by the House of Representatives, which claimed the White House is violating the Constitution in its implementation of the healthcare reform law.

Insurers raise 2015 premiums to make up for under-priced exchange plans last year

Insurers have increased premiums for the most popular plans sold on the health insurance exchanges after under-pricing the policies last year.

Which states can make themselves immune to a subsidy ruling?

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to hear a case challenging the legality of Affordable Care Act subsidies, many states are looking into options that would make them immune to a potential ruling invalidating subsidies.  

3 factors affecting the ACA's future

The Affordable Care Act has faced many obstacles and challenges aiming to prevent implementation of its various provisions--and more are yet to come, according to CBS News.

How insurers benefit from a friendly relationship with feds

Though historically on the opposite of most issues, insurers and federal officials have developed a mutually beneficial relationship that will likely grow stronger in the next few years.

U.S. Supreme Court will hear King v. Burwell

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge against the legality of the Affordable Care Act's subsidies, which could dramatically impact the future of the ACA and insurers' business.

Adverse Supreme Court ruling on subsidies could hurt for-profit hospitals

The U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision to hear whether taxpayer subsidies to purchase commercial healthcare coverage are legal may wind up negatively impacting for-profit, publicly traded hospitals, Bloomberg News has reported.

Insurers can cancel exchange plans if subsidies ruled illegal

Insurers that sell plans on the federal health insurance exchange can cancel the policies if the Affordable Care Act subsidies are ruled illegal.  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services added the opt-out clause to 2015 contracts that insurers must sign to sell on HealthCare.gov

Prediction: Uncertainties, complications will plague upcoming ACA enrollment

This fall's ACA open enrollment period will suffer another wave of woes, one expert predicts. 

Court rulings could give states more health exchange power--for better or worse

Legal challenges are giving states and their governors more power to run healthcare insurance coverage programs, an unintended result of the ACA.  "There's a question of whether the individual market would be stable in states without subsidies," Larry Levitt, a senior vice president at the Kaiser Family Foundation, told the  National Journal.