Even before President Donald Trump announced plans last week to nix Obamacare subsidies, the Illinois Department of Insurance raced over the summer to get insurers on board with a strategy to minimize the financial pain of such a move.
Two key senators have reached a bipartisan agreement to extend funding for cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers for two years in exchange for greater state flexibility on insurance market rules. While the proposal has industry support, it's unclear whether it can clear Congress.
Legal experts say 19 state attorneys general face an uphill battle to convince a federal judge that the Trump administration is legally obligated to fund cost-sharing subsidies to insurers.
President Donald Trump last week signed an executive order to exempt health plans offered by trade and professional associations from the same coverage requirements as those offered by small businesses and on the individual market. Many fear such a move would drive up premiums for other plans.
President Donald Trump's decision Thursday to end federal cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers puts the spotlight on Republican and Democratic senators who are trying to craft a bill to fund those payments and stabilize the individual insurance market.
In a brash move likely to roil insurance markets, President Donald Trump will "immediately" halt payments to insurers under the Affordable Care Act.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday aiming to give consumers access to cheaper, skimpier health plans. Several news sources later reported that Trump on Friday would seek to end cost-sharing subsidies.
California's health insurance marketplace will order insurers to add a 12.4% surcharge to silver-level plans, citing uncertainty over whether the Trump administration will pay ACA subsidies.
Reports that President Trump urged CMS Administrator Seema Verma to reject Iowa's 1332 waiver plan sends mixed signals to states trying to stabilize their exchanges.
After the Trump aministration slashed the ad budget and grants for organizations that help people sign up during open enrollment, former Obama administration officials have started a private campaign to encourage people to sign up for coverage.
A day ahead of the Sept. 27 deadline for insurers to finalize 2018 marketplace rates, health plans are no closer to getting answers about continuing the crucial cost-sharing reduction subsidies or enforcing the individual mandate.
Sen. Ted Cruz on Sunday said he doesn't yet support the Graham-Cassidy bill. He voted yes in July when the GOP last tried to repeal ACA. The Texas Republican also said the bill lacks the vote of Sen. Mike Lee of Utah.