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In the Health Reform Update for this week, the Government Accountability Office sides with Republican lawmakers accusing the Obama Administration of unlawfully diverting Affordable Care Act (ACA) reinsurance payments to insurers.
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Our weekly specialty tier update is now available!
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Fall has arrived and the PSI team hopes you are well! Learn about recent accomplishments, ways you can support PSI, as well as what to expect in 2017 by reading the latest newsletter.
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The rising costs of health care are affecting financial bottom lines for families all across the country – especially those confronting expensive, chronic health conditions. To make matters worse, a misguided federal policy is now preventing charities – one of the only lifelines these families have left – from helping to access the care they need.
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In the Health Reform Update for the past week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) prematurely releases their Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace standards for 2018. In an effort to prevent further Marketplace defections by major insurers, the new standards would make the changes to the ACA’s premium stabilization programs sought by insurers, increase the annual out-of-pocket limit for consumers, and allow separate medical and pharmacy deductibles for silver and gold plans.
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In the Health Reform Update for the past week, Senate Republicans heighten their scrutiny of reinsurance payments intended to stabilize premiums under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as shortfalls continue to result in the closure or departure of Marketplace insurers.
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In the Health Reform Update for the past week, four additional Consumer Owned and Operated Plans (CO-OPs) are shut down due to financial losses, while the remaining seven of the 23 non-profit insurance cooperatives created with Affordable Care Act (ACA) loans struggle to remain viable.
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In the Health Reform Update for the past week, House Republican leaders unveil their long-awaited replacement for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that would retain the law’s most popular provisions but repeal the individual and employer mandates, Medicare cost-cutting board, minimum essential health benefits, and other consumer protections. It would also transition Medicare into a premium support program where enrollees could use vouchers to purchase private coverage in an insurance exchange.
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We hope you've enjoyed Spring and are looking forward to the Summer months! For up-to-date news about PSI, please read our most recent newsletter. Many of the articles have a CALL TO ACTION for those interested in promoting PSI's mission. Thank you for your ongoing support, we wish you the best of health.
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In the Health Reform Update for the past week, a lower federal court says the Obama Administration lacks Congressional authority to fund the cost-sharing subsidies under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but allows the subsidies to continue until an appeal is heard. Two Republican lawmakers unveil the first ACA replacement bill, which does not repeal the ACA but substitutes a $2,500 tax credit in place of key provisions.
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