Access & Health Coverage

Nov 16, 2018
An estimated 28.5 million U.S. residents, or 8.8%, lacked health insurance when surveyed in the first six months of 2018, according to preliminary data released yesterday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Oct 26, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today updated the window-shopping feature at HealthCare.gov to allow consumers to preview 2019 health plans and prices before open enrollment begins Nov. 1.
Oct 11, 2018
The average premium for a benchmark plan at HealthCare.gov will decline 1.5 percent in 2019 to $406, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced today.
Jul 15, 2021
UnitedHealth Group announced a jaw-dropping $6 billion in earnings in a single quarter. But not enough has been said about a big contributor to these profits: not paying for health care services.
Jul 7, 2021
The total number of cancer screening tests women received through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program declined by 87% for breast cancer and 84% for cervical cancer during April 2020 in comparison to the past 5-year averages…
Jun 17, 2021
The United States Supreme Court this morning rejected the third major challenge to the Affordable Care Act, holding in a 7-2 decision that the challengers did not have “standing,” or the legal right to challenge the portions of the ACA they alleged were unconstitutional.
Jun 8, 2021
Some employers are moving away from offering traditional coverage with a provider network and instead are using reference-based pricing for some or all of services they cover. Under reference-based pricing, the employer (supported by a third party administrator [TPA] or other vendor) pays a set a…
May 27, 2021
A bipartisan group of senators and representatives this week reintroduced AHA-supported legislation to improve and extend the Conrad State 30 program, which allows states to request J-1 visa waivers for up to 30 foreign physicians per year to work in federally designated shortage and underserved…