Though interest in ACA marketplace coverage remains high, this year's sign-ups for 2018 individual coverage are unlikely to match last year's. Meanwhile, the CMS says 2.1 million people have dropped their Obamacare plans for 2017.
Healthcare organizations should consider seeking greater cross-sector collaboration, new strategic investments and creative efficiencies to build resilience as they brace for more change next year, according to a new PricewaterhouseCoopers report.
The best healthcare providers don't need marketing tools to attract patients, because they have data. And no amount of marketing can fix bad quality.
Demand for doctor and hospital services slightly waned in 2016 after intense demand the previous year as previously uninsured consumers got the care they needed thanks to expanded coverage under the ACA.
Health insurer and consumer advocacy groups on Thursday pressed state regulators to protect consumers against the expansion of short-term plans, association health plans and health reimbursement arrangements that the groups said could harm the individual market.
Consumer advocates reported some glitches in the final days for Obamacare sign-ups, although the Trump administration largely seemed to be keeping its promise of a smooth enrollment experience.