Latest Morning Briefing Stories

Health Law Sign-Ups Down 11% From Same Period Last Year

In the first five weeks of the enrollment period, 3.2 million Americans signed up for health insurance coverage through In the same period last year, 3.6 million enrolled. Enrollment on the federal exchanges close Dec. 15, while Covered California’s sign-up period runs through Jan. 15, 2019.

Ruling Expected In Case Over Insurer Coverage Limits On Mental Health Care Services

The impact of the ruling in the consolidated cases of Wit v. United Behavioral Health and Alexander v. United Behavioral Health could ripple across the country as many providers and patients say that, despite laws requiring insurers to cover behavioral care on parity with care for physical conditions, they often encounter significant problems getting carriers to pay for needed treatment.

What Were Voters Thinking About When They Went To The Polls?

Exit polls indicate that health care was a top issue for Californians, as well as most other voters around the country. And Democrats’ ability to win back a majority of the U.S. House of Representatives is seen by many as a political reversal of fortunes for the Affordable Care Act.