Tag: Obamacare

Becerra Says Any One Will Do

The Biden administration will support whatever expansions to Medicare Congress is willing to make, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said Tuesday. Democratic lawmakers...

Hospitals, Insurers Invest to Tackle Patients’ Social Needs

PHILADELPHIA — When doctors at a primary care clinic here noticed many of its poorest patients were failing to show up for appointments, they hoped...

Pandemic Swells Medicaid Enrollment to 80 Million People

The pandemic-caused recession and a federal requirement that states keep Medicaid beneficiaries enrolled until the national emergency ends swelled the pool of people in the...

GOP needs new health care target; ‘Obamacare’ survives again

The Supreme Court‘s latest rejection of a Republican effort to dismantle “Obamacare” signals anew that the GOP must look beyond repealing the law if it...

Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act

July 17, 2021 — The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act Thursday in a 7 to 2 vote, rejecting claims by the...

United Wants to Charge You for ER Visits It Disagrees With

Responding to pressure from doctor and hospital associations, United Healthcare has postponed the start of its controversial emergency room visit review policy, which was scheduled...

Biden Budget Requests Steep Increases for NIH, CDC, SAMHSA

President Joe Biden requested notable increases for certain federal medical programs in his first fully detailed budget request, while also highlighting efforts to address gun...

Medicare for 60-Year-Olds Not Guaranteed to Be a Better Deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and progressive Democrats have proposed to lower Medicare’s eligibility age to 60, to help older adults get affordable coverage....

Language Barriers Hinder Vaccine Access

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. In January, the Virginia Department of Health website reassured English-speaking readers...

Feds Let Illinois Extend Postpartum Medicaid Coverage

The federal government has approved a request by Illinois to extend postpartum Medicaid coverage to a full year from the current standard of 60 days....

Healthcare Stakeholders Agree on Universal Coverage Plan

In an unprecedented pact among healthcare stakeholders, associations representing physicians, hospitals, insurance companies, and employers have agreed to pursue universal coverage through market-based solutions that...

Medicare Cuts Payment to 774 Hospitals Over Patient Complications

The federal government has penalized 774 hospitals for having the highest rates of patient infections or other potentially avoidable medical complications. Those hospitals, which include some of...

Biden’s First Order of Business May Be to Undo Trump’s Policies

The party split in Congress is so slim that, even with Democrats technically in the majority, passing major health care legislation will be extremely difficult....

Democrats Are Running Hard on Health Care in Georgia’s Runoffs

In this Nov. 20, 2020, photo, Vice President Mike Pence and Kelly Loeffler wave to the crowd during a Defend the Majority Rally in Canton,...

Becerra’s Big Challenge: Vaccinating Americans Against Virus

In this Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, file photo, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra talks to reporters after a news conference at UCLA. President-elect Joe Biden...

1 of 4 Court Rulings Likely

At issue is a complex legal concept known as “severability” — that is, whether a specific provision can be “severed” from a larger law, without...

US Supreme Court justices appear unlikely to strike down Obamacare

WASHINGTON: U. S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday signaled they are unlikely to strike down the entire Obamacare healthcare law in a legal challenge brought...

Americans are just one Supreme Court decision away from even higher drug prices

The newly configured Supreme Court on Tuesday heard arguments in the Republican lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act, which would affect millions of people...

What It Means for COVID, Health Care

Nov. 7, 2020 — Joe Biden’s victory sets the stage for health care to become a high-profile priority of his presidency. The former vice...

What It Means for COVID, Healthcare

President-Elect Joe Biden Joe Biden’s victory sets the stage for healthcare to become a high-profile priority of his presidency. The former vice president has sketched...

Feds Approve Fractious Georgia Plan to Change ACA Marketplace

With the Trump administration announcing 2 days before Election Day that Georgia’s healthcare.gov website will no longer provide options for residents shopping for plans starting...

Trump and Biden Face Off Over COVID-19, ACA in Final Debate

The COVID-19 pandemic figured prominently in the final debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden when they met on stage for...

How the Direction of Healthcare Could Change From the Election

With the national election about 2 weeks away, the direction that healthcare policy takes could vary significantly depending on how the nation votes in the...

Colonoscopy Patients May Get Hit With a ‘Surprise Bill’

A colonoscopy screening for colorectal cancer should be covered by commercial health insurance, but a new study reports that some patients receive a ‘surprise’ bill....

COVID Could Add 20K+ Americans a Day to ‘Preexisting Conditions’

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Every day, another 20,000 Americans between 20 and 60 years of...