ACA

ACA health plan sign-ups hold steady | National News | messenger-inquirer.com | 12/26/2019

The number of consumers signing up this fall for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act held almost steady from the year before, even though the government is no longer enforcing the requirement that most Americans have health insurance. About 8.3 million people chose ACA health plans for 2020 in the 38 states that rely on the federal HealthCare.gov enrollment system, according to federal figures released Friday that reflect a …

This Change to the ACA Could Affect Abortion Coverage for 3 Million People | 12/23/2019

… care for more than 3 million people. A year after first proposing it, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a final rule that will complicate the process of billing and payment for ACA insurance plans that include abortion coverage. People who have health care through a state exchange will have to submit a separate premium payment for abortion coverage, an added administrative requirement that could result in lost …

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Enrollment largely stable in ACA marketplaces | 12/23/2019

Enrollment largely stable in ACA marketplaces Dec 26, 2019 By Rich Daly, HFMA senior writer and editor News Healthcare Reform Enrollment largely stable in ACA marketplaces Save Print Enrollments in the federal and state-operated insurance marketplaces are either slightly lower or higher than last year. Either the loss of the federal mandate or creation of state mandates appear to have had no effect. California enrollments are lagging despite numerous …

Assessing 2020 ACA marketplace enrollment? Don’t forget Virginia’s continued Medicaid expansion shakeout | 12/22/2019

Subscribe to xpostfactoid via box at top right (requires only an email address; you’ll get 2-3 emails per week on average) In assessing total ACA marketplace enrollment for 2020, it’s important to keep in mind that the fallout from Medicaid expansion expansion in Virginia continued into a second year. As I’ve noted before , that’s generally been the case in states that have enacted belated Medicaid expansions after the ACA’s core …

ACA signups down, but Maine’s uninsured rate should fall with Medicaid expansion | 12/21/2019

… signed up for Affordable Care Act insurance this year, according to data released by Friday. With all but the final day of an extended open enrollment period included, 62,213 Mainers had signed up for ACA insurance for 2020, the federal government said. The enrollment period ended Sunday, but glitches at www.healthcare.gov caused the federal government to extend enrollment to Wednesday. The 62,213 signups include the period from the start of …

With ACA ruling, payers get unexpected short-term reprieve | Healthcare Dive | 12/19/2019

… ago this month when U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas Judge Reed O’Connor ruled the individual mandate was unconstitutional and “inseverable” from the law as a whole, essentially striking down the ACA. According to O’Connor’s reasoning, the law became unconstitutional after Congress set the mandate penalty to zero in GOP-led tax overhaul legislation in 2017. President Donald Trump’s Department of Justice declined to defend the law …

TODAY: Attorney General Becerra to Hold Press Conference on ACA Case | 12/19/2019

… The ruling held one provision of the Affordable Care Act — the individual mandate — unconstitutional. Today’s decision sends the Repeal Lawsuit back down to the District Court, as a result, the remaining provisions of the ACA continue to remain in effect. “For now, the President got the gift he wanted — uncertainty in the healthcare system and a pathway to repeal — so that the healthcare that seniors, workers and families secured under …

ACA’s individual mandate unconstitutional, appeals court says; lower court to decide whether rest can stand - GreenwichTime | 12/19/2019

… ago before the Justice Department, under Attorney General William Barr, hardened its stance to argue in March that the whole law is unconstitutional. The ruling comes in a case initially regarded as marginal by ACA supporters and critics alike. But since December 2018, when a federal trial court judge held the whole law unconstitutional, it has posed a more serious challenge to the 2010 statute passed by a Democratic Congress …

Appeals court rules ACA’s individual mandate unconstitutional… | 12/19/2019

… conditions — the issue that helped House Democrats regain the majority in last year’s elections. Other elements of the law that are at potential risk include insurance subsidies for most people buying health plans through ACA marketplaces, designed for individuals and families that cannot get affordable health benefits through a job; the expansion of Medicaid in three dozen states; the ability of young adults to stay on their parents’ insurance policies …

ACA’s Individual Mandate Unconstitutional, Appeals Court Says; Lower Court To Decide Whether Rest Can Stand | 12/19/2019

… ago before the Justice Department, under Attorney General William Barr, hardened its stance to argue in March that the whole law is unconstitutional. The ruling comes in a case initially regarded as marginal by ACA supporters and critics alike. But since December 2018, when a federal trial court judge held the whole law unconstitutional, it has posed a more serious challenge to the 2010 statute passed by a Democratic Congress …

Federal appeals court rules ACA insurance requirement unconstitutional | 12/19/2019

… with the latest federal ruling that affects the Affordable Care Act (ACA). As reported by The Washington Post , the new ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5 th Circuit eliminated the ACA requirement that most Americans had to carry insurance, calling it unconstitutional, even though the actual penalty for not carrying insurance had already been eliminated by Congress. Considered a major accomplishment of President Barack Obama’s first …

Appeals court rules ACA’s individual mandate is unconstitutional | 12/19/2019

… December 2018 US District Court decision in which Judge Reed O’Connor found that the individual mandate that most Americans must have health insurance or pay a fine was unconstitutional and that without it the ACA itself was invalid. In sending the case back to a Texas district court, however, the federal panel is asking for a central question to be resolved: Whether the individual mandate is “severable” from the rest …

NCCS Statement on ACA Lawsuit Ruling Issued by Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals | 12/19/2019

notes that the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in the case of Texas v. United States , a case challenging the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In a 2-1 opinion, the Fifth Circuit upheld the decision of the District Court for the Northern District of Texas that found the ACA individual mandate unconstitutional. However, the appellate court remanded the case to the District Court for additional analysis regarding whether …

Appeals court rules ACA’s individual mandate unconstitutional; lower court to decide whether rest of law can stand without it - The Washington Post | 12/18/2019

… without the individual mandate’s penalty that justification crumbled,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R), who filed the lawsuit, said in a statement. AD AD The ruling, hours after the end of annual enrollment for ACA health plans, comes in a case initially regarded as marginal by ACA supporters and critics alike. But since December 2018, when a federal trial court judge held the whole law unconstitutional, it has posed a …

CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Promises To Fight ACA Mandate Ruling | Top Stories | NewsRadio KFBK | 12/18/2019

… During a news conference in Sacramento Becerra said, “(for) now, the President got the gift he wanted — uncertainty in the healthcare system and a pathway to repeal.” Becerra claimed that the rest of the ACA remains intact, and he noted that his team of attorneys are ready to take this case to the U.S. Supreme Court. He also insisted that Covered California, which is the the ACA insurance exchange at …

Individual mandate ruled unconstitutional, ACA in limbo | MSN | 12/17/2019

Individual mandate ruled unconstitutional, ACA in limbo The Washington Post 1 hr ago Amy Goldstein © J. Scott Applewhite/AP President Barack Obama signs the Affordable Care Act in March 2010. A federal appeals court Wednesday struck down part of the Affordable Care Act, ruling that its requirement that most Americans carry insurance is unconstitutional while sending back to a lower court the question of whether the rest of the law …

Illinois Department of Insurance Encourages Consumers to Take Advantage of Deadline Extension for ACA Open Enrollment | 12/17/2019

Thanks for subscribing! Please check your email for further instructions. Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again. Illinois Department of Insurance Encourages Consumers to Take Advantage of Deadline Extension for ACA Open Enrollment December 17, 2019 / pwsadmin / Comments Off on Illinois Department of Insurance Encourages Consumers to Take Advantage of Deadline Extension for ACA Open Enrollment Consumers now have until December 18th to enroll Open Enrollment for …

Illinois announces extension for ACA enrollment | 12/17/2019

Illinois announces extension for ACA enrollment 08:47 am getcovered.illinois.gov Chicago — Open Enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Health Insurance Marketplace has been extended through Wednesday, December 18, 2 a.m. Central Standard Time. Consumers have an additional two days to enroll in an ACA health insurance plan to have coverage beginning January 1, 2020. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the website and the call center …

Healthcare.gov enrollment extended to Dec. 18 after computer issues halt ACA insurance signups | 12/16/2019

… type “2020 Open Enrollment is over.” A notice about the deadline extension appeared in much smaller type in a narrow blue box near the top of the page. Courtesy healthcare.gov A screenshot of the ACA marketplace website, healthcare.gov, on Dec. 16, after CMS announced it was extending the enrollment deadline. Plans sold through HealthCare.gov all meet the ACA’s requirements for comprehensive health coverage , meaning they cover preexisting conditions and “essential …

Premium changes, Medicaid expansion driving ACA enrollment drop | 12/14/2019

… website. Through the same period last year, more than 4.1 million people had done so. Coleman Drake, an assistant professor of health policy and management at the University of Pittsburgh who has studied the ACA, said several factors are contributing to the 5 percent drop. “There are three primary reasons enrollment is down this year: increased premiums for marketplace enrollees that receive subsidies, more states expanding Medicaid and the Trump …

ACA Marketplace

Top Staff Essays of 2019 | 12/26/2019

… to increase rider accessibility. Shame on You! September 5, 2019 Grace Gale Sharon Yadin, a law professor at the Peres Academic Center in Israel, proposes shaming as a strategy to achieve regulatory goals more quickly … as six million Americans from obtaining affordable healthcare coverage through ACA marketplace subsidies because one member of the household is also able to receive “affordable” health insurance from that person’s employer. Fixing the Shortfall in …

In .gov We Trust: The Troubled but Crucial Relationship between Technology and Government | 12/26/2019

… another botched rollout of a digital program after the infamous crash of the enrollment portal for the Affordable Care Act (ACA). As trust in government wanes and the need for digital services grows, the stakes … scale an appropriate model quickly. In the case of the ACA marketplace, designers and policy makers did the opposite. At great cost, the Lean Startup approach was not used by ACA marketplace developers. Private-sector …

Medicare

Report Assails Short Term Health Plans | 12/12/2019

… the insurance industry has stepped up marketing for such plans across the country, including in Wisconsin. “The intent of the ACA was to regulate these plans so short-term plans were a bridge between comprehensive … the report states. A report from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has stated that allowing insurance policies to discriminate against people with preexisting conditions could deny health coverage to one in two Americans …

How Ending an ACA Subsidy Was Worth its Weight in Silver | 12/11/2019

Analysis Health Health Dec 11, 2019 How Ending an ACA Subsidy Was Worth its Weight in Silver A A A When President Donald J. Trump published a 21-word tweet in the early hours of … Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit . The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency that administers the ACA marketplace subsidies, could attempt to restrict silver loading by requiring insurance companies to …

Medicaid

Centene’s Neidorff: WellCare acquisition has cleared final state approvals | FierceHealthcare | 12/6/2019

Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchanges. However, the Department of Justice (DOJ) still needs to approve the deal, which is already gaining opposition from provider groups. Centene is working with the DOJ to “meet the department’s needs,” Neidorff said. If the merger goes through, the new company would be the fourth-largest payer in the private Medicare space that includes Medicare Advantage and Part D plans. Overall, there …

Is ACA Enrollment Dropping, and Is It Cause for Concern? | 12/6/2019

… ACA), ends in just 10 days. There has been some recent noise among ACA supporters about lower enrollment this year than last year. Should we be worried about a possible drop in enrollment through healthcare.gov? I don’t think so, and here’s why. The November 27, 2019, enrollment snapshot published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services covered the first three weeks of open enrollment for federally facilitated marketplaces (and …

Kaiser Family Foundation

Health Care Reform Articles - December 3, 2019 | 12/4/2019

… the vast majority of the country. What Americans need now is a Washington willing to tinker and to shore up Obamacare’s weak points, not take a sledgehammer to the entire structure. “The reason for the … people — are in favor of trying out a public option. Kaiser Family Foundation polling this month found that Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents are most likely to trust Sanders on health care over the other …

COLUMNIST: Another red state may soon expand Medicaid. There’s a message in this. | 12/4/2019

… 2020 elections. It’s this: Even as President Donald Trump and national Republicans remain as zealous as ever about destroying the ACA, the logic of its Medicaid expansion is proving politically irresistible in numerous states–including … Larry Levitt, executive vice president for health policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation, told me. “With the federal government paying for 90 percent of the expansion,” Levitt added, “it’s hard for states to make a …

Mental Health

Nevadans, here’s your chance to get covered this open enrollment season - Las Vegas Sun Newspaper | 12/4/2019

… ACA, insurance companies were able to charge more or deny coverage to patients with pre-existing conditions like pregnancy, asthma and diabetes. Not only did the ACA ban that practice, but all plans available on the exchange now guarantee coverage for a list of 10 essential health benefits, including prescription drugs, maternal health services, wellness visits and mental health services. Since its inception, the Affordable Care Act has helped more …

Department of Health and Human Services

Argument preview: Justices to consider Affordable Care Act, risk corridors and implied repeals | 12/4/2019

… in what could be a major ruling. Next week, the justices will hear oral argument in another case involving the ACA – specifically, a provision that was intended to help mitigate the risks insurers faced in … policies by January 1, 2014. However, in November 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services announced a transition period, during which people with noncompliant policies could stay on their existing plans. Many of those …

Policy Outlook 2020: Expect loads of talk, little action around biggest healthcare issues | 12/2/2019

… in taking away Medicaid benefits from their constituents.” There is still an effort moving through the courts that puts the ACA in jeopardy. A group of states challenged the ACA in court, with a Texas … pushing forward on this front. A similar rule from the Department of Health and Human Services that was overturned by a federal judge is also working its way back through appeals. Sinaiko says the sharing …

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Health Care Reform Articles - December 3, 2019 | 12/4/2019

… The Warren plan has other major benefits for businesses. Americans are currently expected, according to the Urban Institute and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, to pay around $11 trillion out-of-pocket over … is a Washington willing to tinker and to shore up Obamacare’s weak points, not take a sledgehammer to the entire structure. “The reason for the invention of the Partnership was that the Democratic Party was …

Centene Corporation Announces Extension of Exchange Offers and Consent Solicitations for WellCare Notes | PR Newswire | 12/3/2019

… Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act, collectively referred to as the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), and any regulations enacted thereunder that may result from changing political conditions or judicial … xxxix) Centene’s ability to maintain or achieve improvement in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services star ratings and maintain or achieve improvement in other quality scores in each case that can impact revenue and …

Medicare Advantage

Medicare Sales Representative - New York, NY - UnitedHealth Group - New York, NY | 12/4/2019

… assigned NY sales territory Preferred Qualifications: Proficiency in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point) Bilingual Prior experience selling Medicare Advantage or Dual Eligible Special Needs Plan (D-SNP) Established professional contacts or active … New York City, NY, NYC, managed care, Affordable Care Act, ACA Requisition : 853378 …

What you need to know about Medicare for All | 12/3/2019

… for All would cover medical bills completely, with no burden on the patient. There would be no Medigap insurance or Medicare Advantage. If Medicare for All sounds a lot like a single-payer health care … two-thirds of those who want to improve the existing ACA (67%) say they would personally be willing to pay more in taxes so that everyone can have health insurance in the U.S. But only …

Health Insurance Marketplace

Science X Newsletter Tuesday, Dec 3 | 12/4/2019

… is generated and used in the U.S. on an hourly basis. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group describes their method and how it can be used to … U.S. who receive subsidies to buy health insurance in the Health Insurance Marketplaces pay less in premiums than their counterparts in urban areas, a flip that occurred in 2018 and has been widening since, according …

Google Alert - insurance | 12/4/2019

ACA rules affected health insurance premium costs Medical Xpress People in rural areas of the U.S. who receive subsidies to buy health insurance in the Health Insurance Marketplaces pay less in premiums than their … Flag as irrelevant Corey Rice Joins Ladder Now as Senior Vice President of Insurance Product & Strategy Odessa American Ladder Now, a disruptive, technology-driven, inspection platform and services provider to the Property & Casualty (P&C) Insurance …

Community Health

Nevadans, here’s your chance to get covered this open enrollment season - Las Vegas Sun Newspaper | 12/4/2019

… a plan for 2020 must sign up on NevadaHealthLink.com or by calling 1-800-547-2927. Free, in-person assistance is available at community health centers, libraries and shopping malls throughout Las Vegas to answer questions and help … to Nevadans on the exchange also are comprehensive. Before the ACA, insurance companies were able to charge more or deny coverage to patients with pre-existing conditions like pregnancy, asthma and diabetes. Not only did …

UnitedHealth Group

Medicare Sales Representative - New York, NY - UnitedHealth Group - New York, NY | 12/4/2019

… most. This is the place to do your life’s best work.(sm) All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment … New York City, NY, NYC, managed care, Affordable Care Act, ACA Requisition : 853378 …

How much does mental health care cost? Part 1 of our series | 11/26/2019

… pointing out that a single hospital admission costs more than a year of private outpatient care would. Impact of the ACA and the Final Parity Rule Recent studies underscore the connection between mental and physical … class-action lawsuit against United Behavioral Health – a unit of UnitedHealth Group. In March 2019, a federal judge in Northern California ruled in favor of the plaintiffs, stating that the insurer’s discriminatory policies aimed against …

CVS

Health Care Reform Articles - December 3, 2019 | 12/4/2019

… of medical costs—for a while. But under the Trump administration, health-care sector mergers (such as Cigna-Express Scripts, CVS-Aetna and Optum-DaVita) have effectively reduced competition and increased pricing power. To address … is a Washington willing to tinker and to shore up Obamacare’s weak points, not take a sledgehammer to the entire structure. “The reason for the invention of the Partnership was that the Democratic Party was …

Key Trends in Healthcare for 2020 and Beyond | 12/3/2019

… health issues, such as the opioid crisis, in most states. In addition, regulatory changes resulting from the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have also contributed to state-level engagement in healthcare change. Coupled with the current … allowed more horizontal and vertical integration of health plans (eg, CVS and Aetna, CIGNA and Express Scripts). How that plays out in the marketplace remains to be seen from the perspectives of economic and healthcare …

Clarity Benefit Solutions

Benefits Administration Company, Clarity Benefit Solutions, Shares the True Cost of Failing to Address Mental Health in the Workplace | PR Newswire | 12/4/2019

NEW YORK , Dec. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Benefits administration company , Clarity Benefit Solutions, shares the true cost of failing to address mental health in the workplace. When it comes to mental health in the workplace, many companies do not know how to address these complicated issues. Physical health matters are much easier to contend with—employers often offer health insurance, perks such as gym memberships, and vacation/sick days. Unfortunately, mental …

Merck

Dec 03, 2019 - KBC Group NV Buys Medtronic PLC, JPMorgan Chase, PepsiCo Inc, Sells Intel Corp, American Water Works Co Inc, Archer-Daniels Midland Co - GuruFocus.com | 12/3/2019

… SPB , SPLK , SUI , TCO , TEL , TDC , TSCO , VAR , VRTX , WBC , WELL , WAL , WWW , MMM , ANF , ACIW , WMS , ALGN , AAL , AWR , ACA , ANET , AWI , AIZ , AGO , AVT , AXS , BMI , BK , WRB , BMRN , BA , BXP , BMY , BG … shares, 1.46% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 1.85% Merck & Co Inc ( MRK ) - 2,346,122 shares, 1.45% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 11.19% New Purchase: FactSet Research Systems Inc ( FDS ) KBC Group NV …

Borealin-nucleosome interaction secures chromosome association of the chromosomal passenger complex | 12/2/2019

… rescue assay for Borealin, Borealin 10–end , Borealin Δloop , and Borealin 10–221 constructs. Immunofluorescent staining of Myc, Survivin, and ACA in HeLa cells cotransfected with siRNA duplexes targeting the 3′ UTR region of Borealin … antibodies were used for indirect immunofluorescence: anti-myc (1:200; 9E10; Merck Millipore), anti-Borealin (1:500; 147-3; MBL), anti-Survivin (1:500; NB500-201; Novus), anti-H3T3ph (1:500; 07-424; Upstate), anti-H2AT120ph (1:500; 61195; Active Motif), and anti …

Wolters Kluwer

Pension & Benefits NetNews – December 3, 2019 | 12/3/2019

… are here: Home / News / Pension & Benefits NetNews – December 3, 2019 Pension & Benefits NetNews – December 3, 2019 December 3, 2019 by Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory News & Information About Links in this Newsletter To access the Intelli … by sending an e-mail to Amicus briefs filed in ACA contraceptive coverage case, response due date extended IRS updates guidance for deductible business, charitable, medical and moving expenses Agencies propose new cost-sharing disclosures …

More Evidence of Self-Rationing as Patients Morph into Healthcare Payors | 11/19/2019

More Evidence of Self-Rationing as Patients Morph into Healthcare Payors 19 November 2019 in ACA, Affordable Care Act, Boomers, Demographics and health, Financial health, Financial wellness, costs, Health Economics, Health insurance, Health policy, Health … followed by taxes and education (each at 14% of consumers. Wolters Kluwer released a summary of a study this week, to be published in full in 2020, surveying 1,000 consumers (232 of whom had been …

CVS Health

Centene and CVS Health Announce Agreement for CVS Health to Acquire IlliniCare Health | PR Newswire | 12/2/2019

Centene and CVS Health Announce Agreement for CVS Health to Acquire IlliniCare Health News provided by Centene Corporation Dec 02, 2019, 06:00 ET ST. LOUIS , Dec. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC ) (“Centene”) and … Reconciliation Act, collectively referred to as the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), and any regulations enacted thereunder that may result from changing political conditions or judicial actions, including the ultimate outcome of the District Court decision …

McKesson

Population Health Management Market Insight Forecast to 2025 and Key Players – McKesson, Cerner Corporation, Epic Systems, Allscripts, Athena Health | 12/2/2019

… are expected to drive the growth of the market. For instance, the US government has implemented the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for the prevention of diseases and the adoption of healthcare IT. ACA will boost … Major Key Players of the Population Health Management Market are: McKesson, Cerner Corporation, Epic Systems, Allscripts, Athena Health, Healthagen, Optum , Trizetto, Phytel (IBM) , I2i Systems, Healthcatalysts , Conifer Health , eClinicalWorks, Meditech, Greenway Health Get Access to …

WALL STREET PLUNDERS - 6 WALL STREET COMPANIES KEPT AMERICAN ADDICTED TO OPIOID AND RAKED IN THE OBSCENE PROFITS - The companies, including Johnson & Johnson and McKesson Corporation, received subpoenas from Brooklyn prosecutors. | 11/28/2019

6 Drug Companies’ Role in Opioid Epidemic Scrutinized by Prosecutors The companies, including Johnson & Johnson and McKesson Corporation, received subpoenas from Brooklyn prosecutors. Prosecutors asked the companies to hand over documents related to the marketing … Act was passed in 2010 and three years after the ACA was implemented. Some market changes could be at least in part attributable to the ACA. The seven companies listed in Table I represent major …

Qiagen

Borealin-nucleosome interaction secures chromosome association of the chromosomal passenger complex | 12/2/2019

… rescue assay for Borealin, Borealin 10–end , Borealin Δloop , and Borealin 10–221 constructs. Immunofluorescent staining of Myc, Survivin, and ACA in HeLa cells cotransfected with siRNA duplexes targeting the 3′ UTR region of Borealin … AGGTAGAGCTGTCTGTTCAdTdT-3′) and Survivin (Survivin HP validated siRNA 1027400, SI02652958; Qiagen; Klein et al., 2006 ) or targeting luciferase as a control (5′-CGUACGCGGAAUACUUCGAdTdT-3′; Elbashir et al., 2001 ) were described previously. RNAi depletion of Haspin …

Phellinus linteus Grown on Germinated Brown Rice Inhibits IgE-Mediated Allergic Activity through the Suppression of FcεRI-Dependent Signaling Pathway In Vitro and In Vivo | 11/29/2019

… to Hye-Jin Park ; Received 5 April 2019; Revised 7 August 2019; Accepted 17 October 2019; Published 29 November 2019 Academic Editor: Jae Youl Cho Copyright © 2019 Ha-Kyoung Kwon and Hye-Jin Park. This … Carlsbad, CA). PCR was performed according to the manufacturer’s protocol (Qiagen, Hilden, Germany). PCR program for TNF- α was done as follows: initial denaturation at 94°C for 2 min, followed by 30 cycles of …

Walmart Health

Health care costs for employees go up nationally, N.C still higher than average rate | 12/2/2019

… insurer-offered plans that a href=”https://www.irs.gov/affordable-care-act/employers/employers-have-fewer-than-50-employees-heres-how-aca-affects-you” meet mandates from Affordable Care Act /a , explained Hughes Waren Jr. of … so scattered, they can’t negotiate lower prices, Radley said, citing Walmart, the nation’s largest employer, as an example. /p p “When they go to the local hospital and say, ‘Give us a better price,’ the …

Insurance Plans and Wellness Products to Help REALTORS® Round Out Their Health Coverage — RISMedia | | 11/24/2019

… include coupons, promotional discounts, negotiated prices within the plan and an additional 15-percent discount on frames and lenses at Walmart Vision Center nationwide. “I love REALTORS® Vision Insurance for its affordability, great coverage and … address medical issues in between business appointments, when they’re on vacation and can’t see their regular doctor, or anytime they wish to quickly consult with a medical professional. The average length of time from booking …

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Creatine uptake regulates CD8 T cell antitumor immunity | 12/2/2019

… PD-1 (12-9981-83; clone RMPI-30) was purchased from the eBioscience. Fixable Viability Dye eFluor 506 (65-0866) was purchased from Thermo Fisher Scientific. Cells were stained with Fixable Viability and Fc blocking dye first, followed … combined antibiotics sulfmethoxazole and trimethoprim oral suspension (Septra; Hi-Tech Pharmacal) for 12 wk until analysis or use for further experiments. Blood was collected by retroorbital bleeding and analyzed by flow cytometry to confirm the …

Borealin-nucleosome interaction secures chromosome association of the chromosomal passenger complex | 12/2/2019

… rescue assay for Borealin, Borealin 10–end , Borealin Δloop , and Borealin 10–221 constructs. Immunofluorescent staining of Myc, Survivin, and ACA in HeLa cells cotransfected with siRNA duplexes targeting the 3′ UTR region of Borealin … 3C-cleavable His-GFP–tagged protein in a pRSET vector (Thermo Fisher Scientific). The different Borealin fragments were cloned as a TEV-cleavable His-tagged protein in a pETM vector (gift from C. Romier, Institute …

Echo Health Ventures

The Lynne Chou O’Keefe Fallacy | 12/4/2019

… and get past the risk of “death by pilot.” Now it won’t totally shock you to discover that Rob heads Echo Health Ventures, the joint VC fund from Cambia Heath Solutions (Blues of Oregon) & BCBS … was set on HITECH and trying to roll out the ACA, and the Trump administration can’t manage to create a coherent policy on anything, regulators have been more or less absent so it’s no surprise …

ROTH Capital Partners

Why the Medical Device Tax Should Be Repealed | 12/3/2019

… and adverse economic effects. Introduction In 2010, Congress enacted the comprehensive health-care reform known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA). A small but important part of the bill was the medical device tax, an … Dolan, “Innovation 101 – Technology & Innovation in the Medical Device Industry,” Roth Capital Partners, Sept. 13, 2012, http://www.roth.com/files/marketing/email_blasts/Roth%20Capital%20CONNECT.pdf . [17] Daeyong Lee, “Impact of the Excise Tax on Firm …

Evofem Biosciences, Inc. (EVFM) CEO Saundra Pelletier on Q3 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript | Seeking Alpha | 11/10/2019

… AM Amy Raskopf - Head of IR Saundra Pelletier - CEO Jay File - CFO Russ Barrans - CCO Kelly Culwell - CMO Rachel Yang - ROTH Capital Partners Louise Chen - Cantor Fitzgerald Leland Gershell - Oppenheimer Ram Selvaraju - H.C. Wainwright Operator … feel very confident from a payer perspective that under the ACA, it’s going to fit nicely as one of the options that need to be provided at no co-pay and no deductible. So in …

Bain Capital

Dems prep for Atlanta debate with some sense of hope | 11/21/2019

… health plans like what they have. Warren herself, before her campaign took a stronger look at the polls, supported the ACA and building support with needed changes, much as Nancy Pelosi and others have done … the establishment. This is especially seen with his employment at Bain Capital, which did former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, as the “scourge” of capitalism. The big bet is that he can do very well in …

New Warren plan splits Medicare for All into two bills, preserves private plans at first | NBC News | 11/15/2019

… this early period of her administration, while also reversing actions taken by President Donald Trump’s administration that have weakened the ACA. Others in the 2020 Democratic field have also pushed for a public option, but … Deval Patrick files in N.H., addresses Medicare for All and Bain Capital CONCORD, N.H. — Just a day ahead of the deadline, former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick showed up to the statehouse here to file for …

Pinnacle Financial Partners

Nov 14, 2019 - Baird Financial Group, Inc. Buys Bank of America Corp, Five Below Inc, iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF, Sells Brown-Forman Corp, Brown-Forman Corp, CVS Health Corp - GuruFocus.com | 11/14/2019

… Current Portfolio ) buys Bank of America Corp, Five Below Inc, iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF, Dolby Laboratories Inc, Pinnacle Financial Partners Inc, sells Brown-Forman Corp, Brown-Forman Corp, CVS Health Corp, Ollie’s … WBT , VVV , RA , JHG , ROKU , APLS , DLPH , DOCU , APY , AVLR , ACA , YETI , ALC , UBER , AAXJ , AMJ , BNDX , BSCK , CORP , IGSB , CWB , DBEF , DES , DON , DSI , DTD , DVY , EDV , EEM , EMB , EPP , FDL , FEM , FIW , FNX …

Bankers Healthcare Group Hits Company Milestone; Provides $3 Billion in Financial Solutions to U.S. Healthcare Professionals | PR Newswire | 11/9/2017

… more than 110,000 healthcare professionals across the country. The company also has partnerships with industry professional associations, including the American Academy of Private Physicians, National Dental Association, Hispanic Dental Association and Fifth District Dental Society … a best place to work . BHG is partially owned by Pinnacle Financial Partners. To learn more, visit www.bankershealthcaregroup.com , and follow us on Twitter , LinkedIn and Facebook . Media Contact …

California Health Care Foundation

“Phenomenal” Progress in California, but More to Do - California Health Care Foundation | 11/12/2019

… ACA). Despite the law’s positive impact, almost three million California residents remain uninsured — many of them people who are undocumented. Fear of deportation keeps many from seeking health coverage and care until it’s an emergency. Many others are insured but can’t afford premiums and copays. Earlier this year, Kelch announced that she will retire in 2020. ITUP, which receives support from the California Health Care Foundation, is a leading voice …

White House Requires Immigrants to Purchase Health Insurance - California Health Care Foundation | 10/11/2019

… have difficulty proving they can get health insurance within 30 days. The types of insurance that would satisfy the requirement include employer-sponsored plans, unsubsidized health plans purchased through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces, short-term health plans that are effective for at least 364 days or the duration of the planned stay, catastrophic plans, a family member’s plan, TRICARE, Medicare, and visitor health insurance that provides “adequate” coverage …

Silicon Valley Bank

Silicon Valley Bank Expands In Arizona | PR Newswire | 11/12/2019

TEMPE, Ariz. , Nov. 12, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), the bank of the world’s most innovative companies and their investors, today announced its expansion in Arizona . The bank has secured an additional 60,000 square feet of … svb.com . About the Arizona Commerce Authority The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) is the state’s leading economic development organization with a streamlined mission to grow and strengthen Arizona’s economy. The ACA uses a three-pronged approach …

Silicon Valley Bank Expands In Arizona - GuruFocus.com | 11/12/2019

PR Newswire TEMPE, Ariz., Nov. 12, 2019 TEMPE, Ariz. , Nov. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), the bank of the world’s most innovative companies and their investors, today announced its expansion in Arizona . The … svb.com . About the Arizona Commerce Authority The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) is the state’s leading economic development organization with a streamlined mission to grow and strengthen Arizona’s economy. The ACA uses a three-pronged approach …

Jennison Associates

Nov 08, 2019 - Jennison Associates Llc Buys Shopify Inc, DexCom Inc, American Tower Corp, Sells Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc, PayPal Holdings Inc, Square Inc - GuruFocus.com | 11/8/2019

New York, NY, based Investment company Jennison Associates Llc ( Current Portfolio ) buys Shopify Inc, DexCom Inc, American Tower Corp, The Walt Disney Co, Exact Sciences Corp, sells Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc, PayPal Holdings Inc, Square Inc … SOI , ALRN , BY , ZLAB , EYE , PAGS , TORC , GSHD , RUBY , ELAN , ACA , ARYAU , DELL , GOSS , IGE , VUG , XLE , Sold Out: WP , RHT , ALB , PTC , CAT , BSIG , PCG , FTV , DPZ , UIO , WAGE , AGN , GPK , AMG , GLYC , TWOU …

Jennison Associates LLC Lowers Holdings in Acadia Healthcare Company Inc (NASDAQ:ACHC) | 7/3/2019

Jennison Associates LLC decreased its position in Acadia Healthcare Company Inc (NASDAQ:ACHC) by 5.5% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 529,025 shares of the company’s stock after selling 31,044 shares during the period. Jennison Associates LLC owned 0.60% of Acadia Healthcare worth $15,506,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Other hedge funds and other institutional …

The Carlyle Group

Ex-Medicare Chiefs Love PEU | 11/5/2019

… Medicare Chief Tom Scully stepped down after Congress passed Part D. Obama enacted the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). His White House Health Reformer Nancy-Ann Deparle was a former Medicare Chief under … bank accounts. Former Medicare Chief Gail Wilensky sold ManorCare to The Carlyle Group as a board member. Eleven years later Carlyle bankrupted the nursing home giant and Mrs. Wilensky had over a decade to grow …

Nov 05, 2019 - Davidson D A & Co Buys iShares Core MSCI Total International Stock ETF, SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust, First Trust ISE Water Index Fund, Sells Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF, First Trust Industrials/Producer Durables AlphaDEX, Deutsche X-trackers MSCI Europ - GuruFocus.com | 11/5/2019

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Goldman Sachs

TRUMP - AMERICA’S GREATEST PARASITE - “Our entire crony capitalist system, Democrat and Republican alike, has become a kleptocracy approaching par with third-world hell-holes. This is the way a great country is raided by its elite.” — Karen McQuillan | 11/3/2019

… the first time since 2009, lawmakers might want to start by investigating how Trump has undermined the Affordable Care Act (ACA). You might say that Trump’s health care moves are reprehensible, but are they really … TRUMP’S TAX BILL: A massive tax cut for his plundering Goldman Sachs infested administration. http://mexicanoccupation.blogspot.com/2017/11/us-tax-bill-massive-handout-to.html TRUMP’S SECRET AMNESTY, WIDER OPEN BORDERS DOCTRINE TO KEEP WAGES DEPRESSED. http …

Examining Elizabeth Warren’s Political Identity: Is She Really a Rose? — An Appendix | 10/30/2019

… Blue Haven Management — investment firm Brown Rudnick — corporate law firm Capital Group — financial services Comcast — telecommunications conglomerate Facebook Global Petroleum Goldman Sachs -investment bank InterSystems Corp — health care IT systems Lowercase Capital — venture capital firm … a tax on medical devices used to pay for the ACA Her daughter co-founded Health Allies , a venture capital backed health benefits firm later acquired by United Health Group. Made clear in 2012 interview …

HMS Holdings

Why I Bought HMS Holdings At $27 - HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:HMSY) | Seeking Alpha | 11/3/2019

Thesis HMS Holdings ( HMSY ) shares tanked nearly 20% after reporting disappointing Q3-19 revenue figures and issuing reduced revenue guidance for the year. The main problem was with the company’s Coordination of Benefits (NASDAQ: COB ) business … of Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act. If the ACA is repealed , HMS’ business could take a hit as the COB revenue has been boosted by expanded Medicaid enrollment. Additionally, a Medicare-For-All …

HMS Holdings Stock Price Vs. Policy Uncertainty - HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:HMSY) | Seeking Alpha | 10/5/2019

Thesis As with other prominent healthcare stocks, HMS Holdings ( HMSY ) has taken it on the chin the last couple months. After hitting an all-time high of $40+, the stock is back down to $34 … of strong potential revenue growth moving forward. Consequences of an ACA Repeal In December, a Texas federal court ruled that the ACA is unconstitutional. If this ruling is upheld by the United States Court of …

Ascension

Your yearly check-up on healthcare security: open enrollment season | 12/4/2019

… health security. Nearly a decade ago, the House committee in Washington on which I serve approved the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Since then, so many have done so much to deny Central Texas families access … exercise that right. With the commitment of local resources through Ascension and the St. David’s Foundation, Foundation Communities offers free, objective assistance in matching your family’s healthcare needs with alternative insurance policies. You can access …

What’s the matter with Medicare for More? | Modern Healthcare | 11/30/2019

Ascension and the other providers in the Partnership for America’s Health Care Future without a political champion. The partnership, a coalition of insurers, drug companies and providers, was formed in mid-2018 to oppose Medicare for All and the public option. Their preferred solution for reaching universal coverage is fixing Obamacare. While that’s not enough for Democrats, it’s anathema to Republicans and the president, who broke it in the first …

Mayo Clinic

Iowa Views: Best way for presidential candidates to help veterans? Abolish, not grow VA health care system | 12/3/2019

… Administration health care system. During a recent visit to Iowa, Sanders released a plan that includes immediately filling nearly 50,000 vacancies within the VA, spending $62 billion (yes, billion with a b) to repair and … care. And much of it exists in hospitals, universities, the Mayo Clinic and numerous facilities throughout the private sector. With government-funded health insurance, veterans could access all of it. Stop trying to dismantle Obamacare …

Recent editorials published in Iowa newspapers | 12/2/2019

… Administration health care system. During a recent visit to Iowa, Sanders released a plan that includes immediately filling nearly 50,000 vacancies within the VA, spending $62 billion (yes, billion with a b) to repair and … care. And much of it exists in hospitals, universities, the Mayo Clinic and numerous facilities throughout the private sector. With government-funded health insurance, veterans could access all of it. • • • Stop trying to dismantle Obamacare …

Cleveland Clinic

Different Takes: Medicaid Expansion Is Becoming Irresistible, Even In Deep Red States; In Texas, Scrooge Still Rules, Deprives Thousands Of Care | Kaiser Health News | 12/3/2019

… the 2020 elections. It’s this: Even as President Trump and national Republicans remain as zealous as ever about destroying the ACA, the logic of its Medicaid expansion is proving politically irresistible in numerous states — including … and weight or other factors they can control. A 2019 Cleveland Clinic survey shows 88 percent of those surveyed understand the link between healthy weight and heart health, yet 43 percent of Americans have tried …

Calculating the Costs of Clinical Trials | 12/1/2019

… pays or co-insurance charges. This is likely not the situation for people who participate in clinical trials conducted at academic or community medical centers. Insurance policies for covering trial participation costs “can vary quite … Clinical News and director of the Leukemia Program at the Cleveland Clinic, recalled the devastating moment experienced by many patients when, “after devoting themselves to the trial requirements and jeopardizing their own health for the …

Highmark Health

BCBSA Board of Directors Elects Highmark Health President and Chief Executive Officer David L. Holmberg as Chairman | PR Newswire | 12/3/2019

BCBSA Board of Directors Elects Highmark Health President and Chief Executive Officer David L. Holmberg as Chairman News provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Dec 03, 2019, 07:00 ET CHICAGO , Dec. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire … In addition to guiding Highmark Health through the tumultuous post-ACA years, Holmberg has addressed other critical business issues during his tenure as he implemented a bold transformation strategy designed to lead the change in …

Allegheny Health Network

BCBSA Board of Directors Elects Highmark Health President and Chief Executive Officer David L. Holmberg as Chairman | PR Newswire | 12/3/2019

ACA years, Holmberg has addressed other critical business issues during his tenure as he implemented a bold transformation strategy designed to lead the change in the health care experience for consumers by providing affordable, accessible, high-quality, community-based medicine and coverage options. Part of that strategy included investment in the expansion of Allegheny Health Network, to include eight hospitals in western Pennsylvania , as well as five multispecialty medical malls …

Kaiser Permanente

Fact check: Did Joe Biden overstate Democratic voters’ opposition to ‘Medicare For All’? | 11/29/2019

… who would build on the existing Affordable Care Act, while 40% of Democrats prefer a candidate who would replace the ACA with Medicare for All. And one more from the Biden campaign – a CNN article … Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation which is not affiliated with Kaiser Permanente. Never miss a story Choose the plan that’s right for you. Digital access or digital and print delivery. Sign up for daily e …

OhioHealth

Decline in Primary Care Visits Continued After ACA | 11/26/2019

Decline in Primary Care Visits Continued After ACA Last Updated: November 25, 2019. The long-term decrease in primary care contact was not interrupted following implementation of the Affordable Care Act, according to a study … the Annals of Family Medicine . Michael E. Johansen, M.D., from OhioHealth in Columbus, and Caroline R. Richardson, M.D., from University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, used data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (2002 to …

WellStar Health System

Google Alert - Provider | 11/23/2019

Provider As-it-happens update ⋅ November 23, 2019 NEWS 6 updates on payer- provider relations Becker’s Hospital Review based WellStar Health System, as a network provider for its ACA marketplace plan. The error comes after the organizations publicly feuded over … Flag as irrelevant Cincinnati-area daycare provider of 9 children found passed out more than 4 times legal limit, court … FOX19 WYOMING, Ohio (FOX19) - A woman who ran an illegal …

6 updates on payer-provider relations | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/22/2019

… WellStar Health System, as a network provider for its ACA marketplace plan. The error comes after the organizations publicly feuded over WellStar’s out-of-network status with Anthem’s marketplace plan. 3. Humana and Seoul Medical Group, a Korean American group that includes more than 3,400 physicians, expanded their risk-based agreement in Hawaii. 4. The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, which represents 36 independent Blue companies, launched a national provider …

Aurora Health Care

Readers React: UVA Doctors Outraged Over Their Own Health System’s Billing Practices | Kaiser Health News | 11/23/2019

… institution, we were privileged to care for all people, including those with limited ability to pay. Many of us chose academic medicine, and UVA specifically, so that we could partner with our patients to improve … p ― Dr. Nila H. Alsheik, chair of breast imaging, Advocate Aurora Health Care, Chicago /p p How High Is High? /p p The article “ a href=”https://khn.org/news/employers-are-scaling-back-their-dependence …

Feds distribute $49 million to three Milwaukee-area Obamacare insurers | The Business Journals | 7/2/2019

… 49 million through the federal government under a program that distributes funds to health plans with sicker enrollees than other ACA health insurers. The payments are designed to relieve some of the financial burden for … 20 counties. In southeast Wisconsin, the cooperative’s network consists of Aurora Health Care and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. – Senior Reporter, Milwaukee 2:16pm CDT Related Content …

Novant Health

6 updates on payer-provider relations | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/22/2019

… listed WellStar Medical Group, the physician group of Marietta, Ga.-based WellStar Health System, as a network provider for its ACA marketplace plan. The error comes after the organizations publicly feuded over WellStar’s out-of … Charlotte, N.C.-based Atrium Health and Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Novant Health joined Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina’s value-based network. Seven of the state’s largest systems will be in value-based …

20 percent rate reduction in health insurance may come with expanded plans through Blue Cross NC, Wake Forest Baptist | Business | greensboro.com | 11/19/2019

… N.C. have chosen to expand Affordable Care Act products in the Triad for 2020. The groups said Aug. 21 their ACA individual health insurance product — going by the Blue Local branding — could reduce 2020 rates … controls while maintaining or even improving care. On Nov. 12, Novant Health Inc. and Atrium Health signed multiyear contracts with the Blue Premier network. Blue Cross said the Atrium and Novant agreements puts Blue Premier …

Aetna

Health Care Reform Articles - December 3, 2019 | 12/4/2019

… medical costs—for a while. But under the Trump administration, health-care sector mergers (such as Cigna-Express Scripts, CVS-Aetna and Optum-DaVita) have effectively reduced competition and increased pricing power. To address this … is a Washington willing to tinker and to shore up Obamacare’s weak points, not take a sledgehammer to the entire structure. “The reason for the invention of the Partnership was that the Democratic Party was …

Key Trends in Healthcare for 2020 and Beyond | 12/3/2019

… health issues, such as the opioid crisis, in most states. In addition, regulatory changes resulting from the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have also contributed to state-level engagement in healthcare change. Coupled with the current … horizontal and vertical integration of health plans (eg, CVS and Aetna, CIGNA and Express Scripts). How that plays out in the marketplace remains to be seen from the perspectives of economic and healthcare outcomes improvement …

Cigna

Health Care Reform Articles - December 3, 2019 | 12/4/2019

… slowed the growth of medical costs—for a while. But under the Trump administration, health-care sector mergers (such as Cigna-Express Scripts, CVS-Aetna and Optum-DaVita) have effectively reduced competition and increased pricing … is a Washington willing to tinker and to shore up Obamacare’s weak points, not take a sledgehammer to the entire structure. “The reason for the invention of the Partnership was that the Democratic Party was …

Florida leading on Obamacare enrollments but largely without federal help | 12/2/2019

… the Affordable Care Act remains stable in Florida. This year, two additional insurers, Bright Health Insurance Co. of Florida and Cigna Health and Life Insurance Co., agreed to sell exchange plans in certain counties. Average … that families are confused, many are confused, about whether the ACA still exists, whether marketplace plans still exist,” Swerlick said. “There have been a lot of efforts to repeal the ACA, to get the courts …

UnitedHealthcare

Medicare Sales Representative - New York, NY - UnitedHealth Group - New York, NY | 12/4/2019

… than three million people. Make a difference in the lives of those in your own community and a career with UnitedHealthcare Community Plan will allow you to do just that! Your performance will be rewarded … New York City, NY, NYC, managed care, Affordable Care Act, ACA Requisition : 853378 …

Healthcare Consumers Lack Knowledge Of Basic Health Insurance Terms | Forbes | 12/3/2019

… 90% of people without health insurance couldn’t identify the open enrollment period to sign up for an Affordable Care Act (ACA) plan. This suggests the government is not doing a good job in notifying uninsured … survey results are consistent with a 2017 survey conducted by UnitedHealthcare , which showed that only 9% of Americans demonstrated an understanding of all four of these basic health insurance terms: Health plan premium, health plan …

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan

Medicare Sales Representative - New York, NY - UnitedHealth Group - New York, NY | 12/4/2019

… than three million people. Make a difference in the lives of those in your own community and a career with UnitedHealthcare Community Plan will allow you to do just that! Your performance will be rewarded … New York City, NY, NYC, managed care, Affordable Care Act, ACA Requisition : 853378 …

Nebraska and the ACA’s Medicaid expansion | 10/28/2019

Home Medicaid Nebraska Nebraska and the ACA’s Medicaid expansion Medicaid expansion passed in Nebraska via a ballot initiative, but won’t take effect until October 2020; Draft expansion proposal published in October 2019 Health insurance & health … coordinated system, utilizing three managed care companies (Nebraska Total Care, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Nebraska, and Wellcare of Nebraska). Medicaid expansion — dubbed the Heritage Health Adult Program — will take effect in Nebraska as of November …

WellCare Health

Centene Corporation Announces Extension of Exchange Offers and Consent Solicitations for WellCare Notes | PR Newswire | 12/3/2019

… the extension of the expiration date of the offers to exchange (the “Exchange Offers”) notes (the “WellCare Notes”) issued by WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG ) (“WellCare”) for up to $1,950,000,000 aggregate principal amount of … Reconciliation Act, collectively referred to as the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), and any regulations enacted thereunder that may result from changing political conditions or judicial actions, including the ultimate outcome of the District Court decision …

Wellcare

Centene Corporation Announces Extension of Exchange Offers and Consent Solicitations for WellCare Notes | PR Newswire | 12/3/2019

… CNC ) (“Centene”) announced today the extension of the expiration date of the offers to exchange (the “Exchange Offers”) notes (the “WellCare Notes”) issued by WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG ) (“WellCare”) for up to $1,950,000,000 … Reconciliation Act, collectively referred to as the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), and any regulations enacted thereunder that may result from changing political conditions or judicial actions, including the ultimate outcome of the District Court decision …

Health Net

BCBSA Board of Directors Elects Highmark Health President and Chief Executive Officer David L. Holmberg as Chairman | PR Newswire | 12/3/2019

ACA years, Holmberg has addressed other critical business issues during his tenure as he implemented a bold transformation strategy designed to lead the change in the health care experience for consumers by providing affordable, accessible, high-quality, community-based medicine and coverage options. Part of that strategy included investment in the expansion of Allegheny Health Network, to include eight hospitals in western Pennsylvania , as well as five multispecialty medical malls …

Fidelis Care

Centene Corporation Announces Extension of Exchange Offers and Consent Solicitations for WellCare Notes | PR Newswire | 12/3/2019

… competition, expected activities in completed and future acquisitions, including statements about the impact of the Merger, Centene’s recent acquisition (the “Fidelis Care Transaction”) of substantially all the assets of New York State Catholic Health Plan … Reconciliation Act, collectively referred to as the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), and any regulations enacted thereunder that may result from changing political conditions or judicial actions, including the ultimate outcome of the District Court decision …

Molina Healthcare

Mississippi: Open Enrollment Mystery Solved? | 12/2/2019

… additional subsidies, a mandate penalty or a reinsurance program of any sort. They haven’t had any new carriers join the ACA market , nor have any of them left. I don’t think either of the carriers … Mississippians who get health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Molina Healthcare of Mississippi will be an option for people in Lafayette, Lee, Marshall, Panola, Pontotoc and Union counties. Those counties are among 19 counties …

Utah enrollment in ACA surpassing last year, but experts say some might be confused - Deseret News | 12/1/2019

… the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, as 20 more issuers are now participating — bringing with them more competition. In Utah, Molina Healthcare reentered the health exchange market last year for 2019 in 10 of Utah’s … enrollment, President Donald Trump, who has vocally opposed so-called Obamacare, decreased the program’s advertising budget, according to the AP. Federal officials have said they’re “focused on providing a quality sign-up experience and keeping …

Centene Corp

Centene Corporation Announces Extension of Exchange Offers and Consent Solicitations for WellCare Notes | The Wapakoneta Daily News | 12/2/2019

ST. LOUIS Centene Corporation ( NYSE:CNC ) (“Centene”) announced today the extension of the expiration date of the offers to exchange (the “Exchange Offers”) notes (the “WellCare Notes”) issued by WellCare Health Plans, Inc. ( NYSE:WCG … Reconciliation Act, collectively referred to as the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), and any regulations enacted thereunder that may result from changing political conditions or judicial actions, including the ultimate outcome of the District Court decision …

Centene Corporation Announces Offering of Senior Notes | PR Newswire | 11/15/2019

ST. LOUIS , Nov. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC ) (“Centene” or the “Company”) announced today that it has commenced an offering to sell $7,000,000,000 of senior notes. The $7,000,000,000 of senior notes will include … Reconciliation Act, collectively referred to as the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), and any regulations enacted thereunder that may result from changing political conditions or judicial actions, including the ultimate outcome of the District Court decision …

Xavier Becerra

Affordable Care Act endangered by appellate court ruling in case AG Schmitt joined | 12/23/2019

… federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans handed the president a partial victory in his ongoing attack on Obamacare. The appellate court agreed with a lower court ruling that the Affordable Care Act’s … nation’s entire health system. After the ruling, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who leads a coalition of states defending the ACA against the Texas vs. U.S. lawsuit to repeal the heath care law, said, in …

TODAY: Attorney General Becerra to Hold Press Conference on ACA Case | 12/19/2019

… after the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in Texas v. U.S., known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal lawsuit. The ruling held one provision of the Affordable Care Act — the individual … including Medicaid expansion and public health dollars. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra WHEN: TODAY, Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 3:30 PM WHERE: 1300 I Street, 8th Floor Press Conference Room Sacramento, CA 95814 …

Chuck Schumer

ACA’s individual mandate unconstitutional, appeals court says; lower court to decide whether rest can stand - GreenwichTime | 12/19/2019

… industry and the legal community, triggered a swift outpouring of condemnation from Democrats. Calling the opinion “cowardly,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said in a statement, “Tonight’s ruling is a sharp reminder to … that the individual mandate, by far the worst element of Obamacare, is unconstitutional.” The president said the ruling “will not alter the current health-care system,” though he did not reiterate the administration’s past reassurances …

ACA’s individual mandate unconstitutional, appeals court says; lower court to decide whether rest can stand - StamfordAdvocate | 12/19/2019

… industry and the legal community, triggered a swift outpouring of condemnation from Democrats. Calling the opinion “cowardly,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said in a statement, “Tonight’s ruling is a sharp reminder to … that the individual mandate, by far the worst element of Obamacare, is unconstitutional.” The president said the ruling “will not alter the current health-care system,” though he did not reiterate the administration’s past reassurances …

David Windley

With ACA ruling, payers get unexpected short-term reprieve | Healthcare Dive | 12/19/2019

… Fifth Circuit’s decision could be much worse given the lines of questioning from Republican judges in July arguments. Jefferies analyst David Windley heralded the decision as a “clear positive” for managed care organizations in a … from the law as a whole, essentially striking down the ACA. According to O’Connor’s reasoning, the law became unconstitutional after Congress set the mandate penalty to zero in GOP-led tax overhaul legislation in 2017 …

Humana sees biggest MA growth in a decade, steels for 2020 tax impact | Healthcare Dive | 7/31/2019

… others in the industry,” Humana CEO Bruce Broussard said during the second quarter earnings call with investors. Dive Insight: The ACA’s health insurance tax was one of many levies on industry to fund coverage expansion … HUM can better manage through the 2020 HIF [tax] headwinds,” David Windley, an analyst with Jefferies, said in a recent note …

Pete Buttigieg

Sunburn — The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics — 12.13.19 | 12/13/2019

… Obama administration. She wrote when she signed off on those claims that she did so “with extreme displeasure.” “ Why is Obamacare still popular in Florida? Some say Trump has a lot to do with it … Booker , Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren , as well as Mayor Pete Buttigieg and former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick , according to the Florida Democratic Party “ Amy Klobuchar set to meet with union leaders in South Florida …

Nurses: Medicare For All means health won’t depend on your wealth – People’s World | 12/12/2019

… progressive health care groups and lawmakers. Republicans, including committee members, still chant their party’s “repeal and replace” mantra for the ACA, though they have nothing to replace it with. Meanwhile, GOP President Donald Trump dismantles … former Vice President Joseph Biden and South Bend., Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg. But an accompanying fact sheet Ross gave the lawmakers did so, in some detail. “Current U.S. expenditures provide sufficient funding for the program …

Amy Klobuchar

Sunburn — The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics — 12.13.19 | 12/13/2019

… Obama administration. She wrote when she signed off on those claims that she did so “with extreme displeasure.” “ Why is Obamacare still popular in Florida? Some say Trump has a lot to do with it … that will include Vice President Joe Biden , Sens. Cory Booker , Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren , as well as Mayor Pete Buttigieg and former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick , according to the Florida Democratic Party “ Amy Klobuchar

What you need to know about Medicare for All | 12/3/2019

… the damn bill,” and Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts. Most vocally on the other side are Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar. They argue that this single-payer health care program would cost far too … two-thirds of those who want to improve the existing ACA (67%) say they would personally be willing to pay more in taxes so that everyone can have health insurance in the U.S. But only …

Marsha Blackburn

ELIZABETH WARREN SAYS MEDICARE FOR ALL WITH ILLEGALS FIRST IN LINE - WARREN’S AMNESTY WILL ENABLE 40 MILLION ILLEGALS TO BRING UP THE REST OF THEIR FAMILIES | 12/8/2019

… a damn bird above a human. It has only gotten worse. After securing a job at a hospital, I watched ObamaCare tear through healthcare and then almost immediately watched as our pension benefits were frozen … a universal healthcare system. Sens. Cassidy, John Barrasso (R-WY), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), David Perdue (R-GA), and Roger Wicker (R-MS) introduced the Protect …

Washington Healthcare Update - November 2019 #1 | 11/5/2019

… is eligible for Medicaid. The effort follows concern from Trump officials that states are improperly classifying certain Medicaid beneficiaries as ACA expansion enrollees and getting more federal funds than allowed. The administration is also considering … 2019 Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Richard Burr (R-NN), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) introduced a bill to update and reauthorize programs that help ensure we have the trained nurses …

Donald Trump

COLUMNIST: Another red state may soon expand Medicaid. There’s a message in this. | 12/4/2019

A remarkable two-track dynamic has developed on the politics of the Affordable Care Act. And it has obvious ramifications for Democrats and Republicans in the 2020 elections. It’s this: Even as President Donald Trump and national Republicans remain as zealous as ever about destroying the ACA, the logic of its Medicaid expansion is proving politically irresistible in numerous states–including deep red ones. The latest red state to move …

Court Issues Preliminary Injunction Against President Trump’s Ban on Uninsured Immigrants | 12/4/2019

Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 10:41 AM President Donald Trump (Source: Flickr/The White House/Shealah Craighead) On Nov. 26, Judge Michael H. Simon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon issued a … supported by a government subsidy. This prohibits Affordable Care Act (ACA) recipients from sponsoring otherwise qualifying relatives; only those with private insurance can sponsor newcomers. In turn, this means that many would-be lawful immigrants …

Joe Biden

Health Care Reform Articles - December 3, 2019 | 12/4/2019

… consistently failed to bring under control. None of the proposals for partial reforms—such as those proposed by presidential candidates Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg—would be likely to lower costs relative to the current … is a Washington willing to tinker and to shore up Obamacare’s weak points, not take a sledgehammer to the entire structure. “The reason for the invention of the Partnership was that the Democratic Party was …

In Warren and Harris Falls, A Warning To Candidates About Overpromising | Forbes | 12/4/2019

… Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren was rocketing to the top of the presidential polls, at one point tying former Vice President Joe Biden for first place nationally and leading in both Iowa and New Hampshire . But … in two deep-red states by campaigning on preserving the ACA . None of this is to suggest that Democratic candidates can’t offer bold solutions to the challenges facing our country today. Indeed, there is no …

Bernie Sanders

Health Care Reform Articles - December 3, 2019 | 12/4/2019

… Hart Senate Office Building and knew he needed to do something about it. It was mid-September 2017 and Sen. Bernie Sanders had just ascended a stage to the cheers of more than a hundred … is a Washington willing to tinker and to shore up Obamacare’s weak points, not take a sledgehammer to the entire structure. “The reason for the invention of the Partnership was that the Democratic Party was …

Ubel: The U.S. health insurance system would collapse if everyone picked the right plan | 12/4/2019

… embrace a plan that would move to Medicare-for-all more slowly. But if they want to build on the ACA, they need to confront a serious perversity of the private insurance system underlying it … these dimensions? The Medicare-for-all systems proposed by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and (on a slower timetable) Warren solve the issue in one way: People would no longer make bad insurance choices because …

Elizabeth Warren

Health Care Reform Articles - December 3, 2019 | 12/4/2019

… Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg—would be likely to lower costs relative to the current law’s baseline. By contrast, Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s Medicare for All plan would cut costs by reducing inefficiency, eliminating predatory pricing … is a Washington willing to tinker and to shore up Obamacare’s weak points, not take a sledgehammer to the entire structure. “The reason for the invention of the Partnership was that the Democratic Party was …

Ubel: The U.S. health insurance system would collapse if everyone picked the right plan | 12/4/2019

… Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has changed course to embrace a plan that would move to Medicare-for-all more slowly. But if they want to build on the ACA, they need to confront a serious perversity of the private insurance system underlying it: The system’s financial health depends on people choosing the wrong plans. A central goal of health-care restructuring ought to be radically simplifying insurance choices, so people …