Jay Hancock joined Kaiser Health News in 2012 from The Baltimore Sun, where he wrote a column on business and finance. Previously he covered the State Department and the economics beat for The Sun and health care for The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk and the Daily Press of Newport News. He has a bachelor’s degree from Colgate University and a master’s in journalism from Northwestern University. | Contact: JayH@kff.org | @JayHancock1
But insurers still contest the claim that rates will rise slightly after arriving at their own calculations of the originally proposed cuts.
In high-visibility ad campaigns, insurers maintain that reduced payment rates, which are expected to be announced Monday, will do real harm. What should beneficiaries expect?
A number of insurance companies have agreed to give an actuarial firm early information about enrollment and member health in the plans sold on the online marketplaces.
The administration pressed the pause button on part of the health law again. Here's what the new timeline for the employer mandate means for businesses, workers -- and for politicians.
Maryland hospitals have agreed to new spending limits and big changes in the way they are paid, creating what could be a national model.
Health law backers have stepped up efforts to persuade people aged 18 to their mid-30s to give Obamacare a chance. Reaching this demographic group is viewed by many as one of the overhaul's biggest challenges.
Rule changes and deadline shifts have complicated the efforts of health insurance companies to prepare for a wave of new customers and “post-enrollment snafus.”
Under the president's plan, insurers will be permitted to extend this year's policies into next year, but it’s far from clear that insurers will want to follow through. Some state regulators may not even let them.
Numbers released by the government Wednesday deepened doubts about the law’s immediate viability, and proposed fixes have shortcomings.
The health law is being blamed for policy cancellations and replacement rate shock. But in Alabama, some say a lack of competition among insurance companies is a big part of the problem.