Some experts say that state innovation waivers, which will be available in 2017 under a provision of the Affordable Care Act, could move health reform efforts forward — particularly in states that have been reluctant to support the law. Are such waivers the future of health reform, or, as critics contend, a slippery slope that could weaken the ACA?
Just like the Affordable Care Act, Medicare went through some growing pains when it started 50 years ago. Does Medicare’s origin say anything about the future of the ACA?
Repealing the Affordable Care Act is unlikely to happen, but experts say several provisions of the law still need to be changed. What should be next on Congress’ list of priorities?
Some experts have said that military dependents and retirees should be moved out of Tricare coverage and into health plans sold through the Affordable Care Act’s exchanges. But others believe that idea may be unrealistic.
After the ACA passed, many experts predicted that it would benefit self-employed individuals and encourage entrepreneurship across the country. But has health reform met those expectations?
Vision care is not just about good eyesight. Experts argue that regular eye exams can help identify potential chronic health issues. So why doesn’t the ACA guarantee preventive vision care for adults?
As Covered California marks its first anniversary, officials look to incorporate lessons learned during the past year as the exchange launches its second open enrollment period next month.
States that were initially hesitant to expand Medicaid eligibility now are exploring alternative coverage plans, but there are implications to increasing coverage without state-to-state parity.
The federal government has granted U.S. territories several exemptions to the Affordable Care Act, but do the changes go far enough to stabilize their insurance markets? And could the changes have unintended consequences stateside?
The Affordable Care Act might be making primary care more attractive to medical residents, which would address an anticipated provider shortage. But some observers say any increase in students’ primary care interest is an illusion.