After significant criticism, the Obama administration recently dropped a new Medicare Part B drug-pricing plan. This plan would have caused Medicare to reduce payments for Medicare Part B prescriptions, which are those given to patients… Read More
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
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
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
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’s… Read More
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
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
Obamacare is putting the agricultural industry in a tizzy.
Many contractors who provide farm labor and must now offer workers health insurance are complaining loudly about the cost in their already low-margin business.
Some are also concerned… Read More