ACA Compliance Issues | Obamacare Premiums Forecast to Rise 2.5%; Insurers Expand Offerings

– Premiums may rise an average of 2.5% at most, analysts say – Insurers increasing their presence; over 13% reduction expected in single-insurer counties Average Obamacare premiums for 2020 should rise no more than 2.5% as insurers expand their presence in the Affordable Care Act markets amid greater stability and profitability. That’s the assessment of…

Spot Audit On Previous ACA Filings | Trump’s Push To Make Health Care Prices More Transparent Is Long Overdue

The Trump administration is trying to institute a dose of free market reform that promises to disrupt American health care. In a flurry of pro-consumer moves, improving price transparency has been at the center of the administration’s plan to reduce the cost of health care through competition. Barring gag clauses that prohibit pharmacists from revealing…

ACA Management | The Democratic Party’s ‘Medicare for All’ Divide Could Be The Signature 2020 Debate

(CNN)While “Medicare for all” quickly became one of the top policy issues of the 2020 race for the Democratic presidential nomination, polling doesn’t show a clear preference for a government-run health care program over the current system. Many Americans don’t really understand Medicare for all, and when they do, they’re on the fence about some…

ACA Audit Readiness | Lawmakers Rush To Introduce Bipartisan Measures To Combat Surprise Medical Bills

(CNN)Less than a week after President Donald Trump called on Congress to address surprise medical bills, lawmakers in both the House and Senate unveiled bipartisan measures to protect Americans from this costly and frustrating issue. A bipartisan group of senators, led by Sen. Bill Cassidy, a Louisiana Republican and doctor, rolled out Thursday a bill…

Spot Audit On Previous ACA Filings | Here’s what’s at risk in the Texas Obamacare ruling

(CNN)Whether you know it or not, Obamacare has affected nearly every American. The Affordable Care Act does far more than allow millions of people to get health insurance through exchanges or Medicaid expansion. It saves senior citizens money on their Medicare coverage and prescription drugs. It lets many Americans obtain free birth control, mammograms and…

ACA Employer Mandate | House Democrats Trot Out First Bills to Shore Up Obamacare

WASHINGTON (CN) – House Democrats rolled out new bills Wednesday clapping back at Republican efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act, specifically targeting short-term, limited-duration insurance policies. The four bills introduced Wednesday are the first steps in reversing the Trump administration’s rollbacks for President Barack Obama’s landmark health care legislation, cuts that included slashing advertising…

ACA Penalty Reduction Service | Judge Says Affordable Care Act Will Remain In Effect During Appeal

(CNN)The federal judge who declared the Affordable Care Act’s individual coverage mandate unconstitutional earlier this month issued an order on Sunday saying despite his previous ruling the law can remain in effect pending appeal. Texas federal District Judge Reed O’Connor said in his ruling that “many everyday Americans would otherwise face great uncertainty during the…