Conservative political arguments against healthcare reform are mounting, most recently in challenges from two U.S. Representatives: Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) called the Affordable Care Act a "war on women," and Chris Smith (R-N.J.) criticized the Obama administration for including elective abortion benefits in all but nine ACA insurance plans available to Congress and its employees.
Although Americans aged 45 and older value dental coverage benefits, only four in 10 older Americans have dental insurance from an employer, private and/or supplemental plan, finds a new survey from WellPoint.
Despite improvements with the HealthCare.gov website, about 10 percent of health insurance exchange applications have been inaccurately transmitted, according to Reuters, creating enrollment verification burdens for payers and the possibility of another wave of public complaints.
A federal judge on Friday slapped UnitedHealthcare with an injunction only hours before the insurer was set to drop thousands of physicians and patients from its Medicare Advantage network in Connecticut, Medical Economics reported.
Healthcare reform enrollment counselors and insurance brokers have been told to stop using paper to enroll people in health insurance exchange plans, the Associated Press reported.
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The Medicare Fraud Strike has charged 20 Detroiters with bilking Medicare out of more than $34 million by filing fraudulent claims for physician home visits, home and outpatient healthcare, and chiropractic and psychotherapy services, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday.
Young people may yet come forward in droves to buy coverage on the exchanges, according to The Washington Post, balancing the financial risks of covering an influx of older, sicklier Americans.
Most Americans insured through exchanges who reach out-of-pocket maximums will be underinsured, despite Affordable Care Act subsidies and lower out-of-pocket caps, according to an analysis by Avalere Health.
U.S. prosecutors have charged 49 current and former Russian diplomats and their family members with participating in a $1.5 million Medicaid fraud, Reuters reported. The charges claim the diplomats submitted falsified applications and fraudulent claims for Medicaid between 2004 and 2013.
Does the healthcare reform law contain a hidden marriage penalty? Some married couples think so, reported Kaiser Health News.
Insurers that have jumped head first into selling plans on multiple health insurance exchanges, either federally or state-run, will likely face some major obstacles, reported Insurance Networking News. Here's a look at the three challenges independent merchant bank TripleTree predicts lie ahead for insurers.
Humana recognizes paying for value is central to solving industry problems, especially in a changing healthcare environment. So Humana is moving away from being an insurer that only writes checks to a company that thinks like and works with providers, Humana Chief Medical Officer Roy A. Beveridge, M.D., told Hospital & Health Networks Daily.
Healthcare reform is influencing companies' employee benefits packages and driving employers to look at health insurance exchanges for future benefit offerings, according to a new national benchmark report from the educational platform Healthcare Trends Institute.
As the Dec. 23 deadline to obtain insurance quickly approaches, California officials, insurance companies and agents are looking to target holiday shoppers this season.
More than 1.46 million people have applied and been determined eligible for Medicaid or states' Children Health Insurance Programs (CHIP) in October, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said in a new report.
Young adults, considered a key population for insurers to succeed in the post-reform market, are increasingly becoming disillusioned with the healthcare reform law, believing their costs will increase while quality decreases, according to a new survey from the Harvard University's Institute of Politics.
Insurers will see major financial losses now that the Obama administration has delayed several aspects of the reform law, including postponing canceled plans, extending enrollment deadlines and pushing back the small business exchange, according to Moody's.
The updated HealthCare.gov website still has glitches, especially with back-end issues for insurers, so the Obama administration is implementing a temporary workaround to ensure insurance companies get paid, reported Reuters.