Sep 5, 2023
Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra last week declared a public health emergency for Florida in response to Hurricane Idalia and waived or modified certain Medicare, Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program requirements to ensure sufficient health care items and services are…
Sep 5, 2023
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently awarded 57 organizations $98.6 million in navigator grants to help consumers enroll in health coverage in the 29 states participating in the federal health insurance marketplace in plan year 2024
Aug 31, 2023
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services sent to each state letters regarding compliance with federal requirements related to automatic eligibility renewals, known as “ex parte” renewals, under Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
Aug 14, 2023
A new report by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ Consumer Representatives calls for regulatory oversight to ensure insurers comply with the Affordable Care Act requirement to cover certain preventive services without cost-sharing.
Aug 11, 2023
Trends in health insurance coverage are driving an increase in medical debt: these include inadequate enrollment in comprehensive health care coverage and high-deductible and skinny health plans that intentionally push more costs onto patients.
Aug 8, 2023
“Health insurance should be a bridge to medical care, not a barrier. Yet too many commercial health insurance policies often delay, disrupt and deny medically necessary care to patients,” writes AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack in an op-ed today in U.S. News & World Report.
Jul 25, 2023
The departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and the Treasury released a proposed rule that seeks to ensure commercial health plans comply with the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008, which prohibits them from imposing more restrictive requirements on mental health or…
Jul 11, 2023
Health insurance policies and practices are reducing access to medical care, driving up health care costs and increasing clinician burden and burnout, according to patients and clinicians surveyed by Morning Consult for the AHA.