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Judge rules House can sue Obama administration over spending on healthcare law

A decision by a federal judge Wednesday poses a new legal threat to the Affordable Care Act.

Almost 10M have active health insurance policies through ACA

The government is on track when it comes to the number of people who have signed up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, according to new enrollment statistics.

Highmark will shift to narrow-network plans amid losses in exchange business

Facing financial losses, Pittsburgh-based insurer Highmark will shift gears in terms of what it offers through the Affordable Care Act exchanges, opting for more narrow-network plans, according to the  Wall Street Journal.  

Proposed rule bans transgender discrimination in healthcare

Sex and gender-identity based discrimination among any health program or activity funded by the Department of Health and Human Services would be banned under a new proposed rule from the agency, a move hailed by some advocacy groups.

Colleges face tough decisions about student health insurance coverage

After the University of Missouri was met with significant student backlash for dropping health insurance coverage for graduate students, universities in Georgia, Illinois and Michigan are juggling the same decision, building on a growing concerns from students regarding dwindling benefits.

Startup aims to sweeten process of shopping for health insurance

Knowing how challenging it can be for consumers to wade through the options to choose the right health plan, two Harvard graduates came up with a solution--a startup company that uses data analysis to guide individuals' coverage purchases.

Survey highlights why health insurance rate remains low for Hispanic populations

More than half of 554 Hispanic individuals included in a recent survey said they lacked health insurance in both 2014 and 2015, and the reasons they gave for the lack of coverage offer insights about why this population tends to feature lower enrollment rates, according to McKinsey & Company's Center for U.S. Health System Reform. 

Tennessee, Kentucky among states granted hefty rate hikes for 2016

With the third open enrollment period right around the corner, health insurers and states are reporting their finalized premium rates for 2016--and the rate hikes aren't small.

ACA waivers offer opportunity to expand premium assistance

Some of the more flexible provisions of the Affordable Care Act, such as State Innovation Waivers, have the potential to revitalize the concept of health insurance premium assistance. 

Nevada Health CO-OP closes amid financial woes

Nevada's consumer operated and oriented plan, Nevada Health CO-OP,  announced that it will cease operations beginning Jan. 1 due to "market conditions."