Public Records Delayed Due To Affordable Care Act

A heavy workload caused by the Affordable Care Act, government technology limits and staff shortages are causing unusually long delays in filling public records requests, federal health officials say. The waits in some cases could stretch out a decade or more. The Freedom of Information Act requires federal agencies to respond to records requests in […]

Increasing Transparency Rules Provide Consumers Informed Choices

Consumer advocates are cheering the Obama administration’s plans to strengthen transparency rules (PDF) for provider networks and drug formularies so that insurance exchange customers will be able to make informed choices. “There are a lot of good things in here that are increasing transparency and adding to access for people with chronic conditions,” Eric Gascho, […]