In states that take up the bill’s option to change the essential health benefits, the out-of-pocket spending limits and annual and lifetime caps on coverage in large group plans could fray.
The federal health law has opened up new options for young adults, but it can sometimes be confusing. A quick guide to the choices.
The risk of serious problems varies widely among bariatric surgery centers, a new study finds. In California, however, there’s surprisingly little data on these centers and the procedures they perform.
The drugs, approved by the FDA for children earlier this month, can run $100,000 for a course of treatment.
Republicans are hoping to overhaul the federal health law. Among the law’s many provisions is a requirement that members of Congress and their staffs buy their health insurance on the law’s marketplaces.
In direct primary care, a monthly fee covers routine care, limiting insurers’ role. But does it really provide better value?
People earning low wages are more likely than those with higher incomes to go to an emergency room or be admitted to the hospital for avoidable conditions, a study in Health Affairs finds.
The woman set to run the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services told senators last week that maternity coverage should be optional in individual and small group plans. But other services could also be left on the cutting room floor.
People who think the change in administrations may save them from having to pay a fine for not having insurance in 2016 could be in for a rude surprise.
Consumer advocates warn that these policies don’t have important safeguards that customers need.