NY exchange scores F’s on some consumer features

The New York State of Health exchange lacks many of the features that other public Obamacare marketplaces, including Healthcare.gov, have added to make it easier for users to compare plans, according to a report released Tuesday by the Clear Choices Campaign, an advocacy group that seeks greater transparency in health care quality and pricing. Rather […]

Senate Takes Major Step Toward Repealing Health Care Law

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans took their first major step toward repealing the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, approving a budget blueprint that would allow them to gut the health care law without the threat of a Democratic filibuster. The vote was 51 to 48. During the roll call, Democrats staged a highly unusual protest on […]

Failed Co-ops Add Ammunition to G.O.P. War on Health Law

New York is not alone in failed co-ops. Washington — The financial failure of more than half the nonprofit health insurance companies created under the Affordable Care Act has handed Republicans a new weapon in their campaign against the health law, thrown the Obama administration on the defensive once again and left more than a […]

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Obama Administration

The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Obama Administration in the controversial King vs. Burwell court case.  The 6-3 decision confirms that the Affordable Care Act allows for tax subsidies to flow through both state-based marketplaces as well as the federally organized health insurance exchange.  While the political implications are significant, this ruling should […]

NY health plans seek average 13.5% hike for 2016

Get ready to pay more for health care next year. The battle over setting next year’s health insurance premiums in New York is underway after proposals seeking double-digit rate increases on average were submitted to state regulators. Proposed rate adjustments vary widely, with an average increase of about 13.5 percent. While some health plans seek […]

Poll: Americans Largely Oblivious to Supreme Court Case on Obamacare’s Future

7 in 10 Americans have heard little or nothing about the case A great deal of Americans will be taken by surprise should the Supreme Court rule against the Affordable Care Act in the coming weeks — a new poll finds seven in ten Americans say they’ve only heard a little or nothing at all […]