August 15, 2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that insurers participating in the Health Insurance Marketplaces (HealthCare.gov) have until September 5 to file their final rates for 2018. The action provides additional time for insurers to adjust their premiums due to continued uncertainty surrounding the Affordable Care Act, including the possibility that cost-sharing reduction (CSR) subsidies will go unfunded next year.
August 03, 2017
In the wake of the U.S. Senate’s failure to pass legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), bipartisan efforts focusing on market stability are underway through the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee and the U.S. House bipartisan “Problem Solvers Caucus.”
August 02, 2017
Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia held that a coalition of 16 state attorneys general–including Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro–may intervene in the House v. Price appeal relating to the future of cost-sharing subsidies. While the decision does not bar the Trump Administration from ending the cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments, it does make it more difficult to cut off the payments.
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