Humana Plans to Pull Out of Obamacare’s Insurance Exchanges

By REED ABELSON Humana announced on Tuesday that it would no longer offer health insurance coverage in the state marketplaces created under the federal health care law, becoming the first major insurer to cast a no-confidence vote over selling individual plans on the public exchanges
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GOP on ACA replacement: Who wants what?

By Emily Rappleye Republicans in Congress have already laid the foundation for an ACA repeal through the reconciliation process, but what will replace the law still remains uncertain. And while Republicans agree the ACA needs to go, they have not coalesced around a single plan yet. To
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With executive order, Trump tosses a ‘bomb’ into fragile health insurance markets

By Juliet Eilperin and Sean Sullivan President Trump’s executive order instructing federal agencies to grant relief to constituencies affected by the Affordable Care Act has begun to reverberate throughout the nation’s health-care system, injecting further uncertainty into an already
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Opinion: I’m a former health insurance CEO and this is what Obamacare repeal will do

By J.B. Silvers There’s a joke among insurers that there are two things that health insurance companies hate to do — take risks and pay claims. But, of course, these are the essence of their business! Read more…
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Trump meets with leaders of Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins, Partners and Cleveland Clinic

By Ayla Ellison President-elect Donald Trump met with a group of health system CEOs Wednesday at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. Those who met with Mr. Trump in the closed-door session include Boston-based Partners HealthCare President and CEO David Torchiana, MD; Rochester,
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Could a provision in the Cures Act help stabilize the ACA exchanges?

By Shelby Livingston At the very end of the 996-page 21st Century Cures Act, buried behind sweeping legislation to speed up cures for cancer and fight the opioid crisis, is a little provision that could drive enrollment in the individual insurance market and possibly, balance out the
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Health Law Tax Penalty? I’ll Take It, Millions Say

By Robert Pear WASHINGTON — The architects of the Affordable Care Act thought they had a blunt instrument to force people — even young and healthy ones — to buy insurance through the law’s online marketplaces: a tax penalty for those who remain uninsured. Read more…
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How many ACA insurers states will have next year

By Morgan Haefner The number of health insurers selling individual plans on 2017 ACA marketplaces will total 228, a decrease of 73 from last year, according to recently released HHS data. Read more…
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President Obama Explains How He Wants to Fix Obamacare in Speech at Florida College

By Maya Rhodan President Barack Obama blamed partisanship for the lingering discontent around his signature health care law, the Affordable Care Act, during his latest pitch on the benefits of the law to millennials at Miami Dade College in Florida. But Obama also admitted that there
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The Health-Care Sector Is Anything but Healthy

By Michael Kahn It was not that long ago that health care was the leading sector in the market, handily beating the Standard & Poor’s 500 index for several years. Things have changed. The Health Care Select Sector SPDR exchange-traded fund actually peaked relative to the market in
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