Tag Archives: affordable care act

Research Report News Podcast: Higher Obamacare Rates Expected in 2017

Health officials project that in 2017, health insurance rates through Obamacare will increase. Several factors are thought to contribute to this trend, including higher prescription drug prices, greater utilization of expensive services,… Read More

Research Report News Podcast: Obama Administration Pushing Last Minute Affordable Care Act Changes

With President Obama’s time in office coming to an end in less than a year, his administration is attempting to cement his legacy in changing healthcare policy. Although the Affordable Care Act has dramatically dropped the amount of uninsured… Read More

Research Report News Podcast: More People Are Receptive to Healthcare Reform

A new study has found that the public is still split about the Affordable Care Act; however, a growing minority of people are starting to come around to the idea that the law is improving healthcare access. A majority of Americans still think … Read More

Research Report News Podcast: Fewer Doctors & Hospitals Participating in the Meaningful Use Program

From 2014 to 2015, the number of health care providers involved in Medicare’s Meaningful Use program declined by about 2,000, while the number of hospital participants dropped by 100. These declines were experienced despite the government… Read More

Research Report News Podcast: Network Size Will Rate Health Insurance Plans

In response to consumer complaints, the Obama administration will now start rating health insurance plans based on how many hospitals and doctors are included within their networks. This is expected to drive healthcare transparency, which… Read More

Research Report News Podcast: Fee-for-Service Dominates in the U.S.

A recent study found that close to 95% of medical provider visits were paid with fee-for-service payments in 2013. This was an increase of more than 1% since 2010. The rest of the payments were paid with capitation, meaning the provider received… Read More

2.5 Million Young Adults Now Covered, Exceeding Projections

An estimated 2.5 million young adults have gained health insurance coverage since the 2010 health law took effect, according to a new government survey – a finding the Obama administration is embracing as it continues efforts to communicate… Read More

High Court Upholds Health Law Subsidies

By Jay Hancock

The Affordable Care Act made it through its second do-or-die Supreme Court test in three years, raising odds for its survival but by no means ending the legal and political assaults on it’s five years after it became law.… Read More