After throwing the bulk of his political capital behind the passage and implementation of the Affordable Care Act in the first seven years of his administration, what can President Obama do in his final year in office to secure that legacy?
From the King v. Burwell decision to the ultimate “doc fix,” there were some major developments in health care reform this year.
As rising prescription drug prices increasingly make headlines, stakeholders struggle to find the “right idea” to address them, as well as ensure medication access for consumers.
Yesterday, a 12th cooperative health plan created under the Affordable Care Act announced that it will shut down. Why have more than half of such co-ops failed, and what do the closures mean for consumers?
The Affordable Care Act is the largest overhaul of the country’s health care system in history. Since the law’s enactment, support for federal spending on health care is down among Republicans, independents … and even Democrats.
Helping American Indians and Alaska Natives enroll in Affordable Care Act coverage can be difficult, even though doing so would improve health disparities and bring in more funding for tribal health care providers.
The Affordable Care Act requires health plans to include coverage for prescription drugs, but differing medication formularies, incomplete coverage information and other obstacles could be keeping consumers from actually using those benefits.
The Affordable Care Act has been a driver for health care delivery system transformation, particularly in the long-term care sector. But experts say only time will tell if these reforms will work.
The Affordable Care Act’s implementation is helping to accelerate telehealth adoption, and observers say the technology could be crucial to achieve the health reform law’s goals.
Health care reform is prompting changes in the way that U.S. physicians are trained. And more changes could be on the way.