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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?
The Affordable Care Act’s third enrollment period ends in about a week, but the final outcome is still unclear. While sign-ups have been increasing each week, enrollment could end short of expectations, with consumers facing higher premiums or — contrary to previous patterns — with younger-trending enrollees.
Last month’s two-year delay of the “Cadillac” tax created uncertainty. The Obama administration says the delay is a chance to refine the provision, but opponents view the delay as the first step in eliminating the Cadillac tax altogether.
As the Affordable Care Act heads into its sixth year, employers are bracing for the full employer mandate and new reporting provisions, while the Obama administration prepares to go back to court. In this issue of “Road to Reform,” we look ahead to see what 2016 has to hold for health care.
From the King v. Burwell decision to the ultimate “doc fix,” there were some major developments in health care reform this year.
While some reviews last just 30 days, it could take antitrust regulators more than a year to approve or deny proposed mergers between Anthem and Cigna and Aetna and Humana. An antitrust law expert says that’s because the companies have significant overlap in business products and practices.
One expert warns that providers’ growing market power is a looming problem in health care — and the Affordable Care Act has only made it worse.
While the Affordable Care Act has outlined specific requirements for U.S. residents to have access to and purchase affordable, comprehensive health plans, dental coverage has largely been left in the outfield. As a result, exchanges have implemented adult dental coverage at varying times, resulting in dental coverage disparities across the U.S.
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.
The Old Line State is trying something new: Maryland’s hospitals have moved away from fee-for-service and embraced global budgets. And the early returns are promising.