What’s New in Health Care Reform

Top highlights this week include: Trump seeks delay of ruling on health law subsidies, nearly 20 million have gained health insurance since 2010, Trump budget seeks huge cuts to disease prevention and medical research departments, nearly 700 vacancies at CDC because of Trump administration’s hiring freeze, and Trump drops plan to gut drug Czar’s office budget.

By Andy Tofilon • May 24, 2017

Top highlights this week include: Efforts to reduce U.S. uninsured stalled in 2016, CMS to let small businesses bypass Obamacare marketplace, health care industry finds a more receptive Senate, Aetna exiting all ACA insurance marketplaces in 2018, and health insurers bilking Medicare.

By Andy Tofilon • May 17, 2017

Top highlights this week include: Medicare didn’t investigate suspicious reports of hospital infections, FDA delays calorie listings on food menus, House approves Obamacare repeal bill, health insurers focused on 2018 unknowns for Obamacare market, and hospital industry is a big game of Monopoly.

By Andy Tofilon • May 10, 2017

Top highlights this week include: Trump wants health care bill to protect pre-existing conditions, the health care bill’s path forward in the Senate, increased insurance coverage didn’t reduce access to care, GOP seeks new game plan for health bill, and ACA insurer payments may not last long.

By Andy Tofilon • May 3, 2017

Top highlights this week include: Trump’s renewed focus on health bill, GOP eyes insurer fund to save Obamacare repeal, Obamacare’s insurers struggle for stability, insurers push for ACA subsidy payments, and groups warn of rural health “crisis” under Obamacare repeal.

By Andy Tofilon • April 26, 2017

Top highlights this week include: Trump says health-care revamp still priority ahead of tax overhaul, insurers want greater certainty on Obamacare subsidies, higher costs if ACA subsidies not financed, Trump revisions to Affordable Care Act insurance, and new Medicare model for paying doctors.

By Andy Tofilon • April 19, 2017

Top highlights this week include: Trump Administration to pay health law subsidies, some Republicans now defending parts of Obamacare, insurers may soon profit from Obamacare plans, House GOP amends health care bill to address premiums, and White House divided on Obamacare payments.

By Andy Tofilon • April 12, 2017

Top highlights this week include: HHS to continue Obamacare payments to insurers with lawsuit pending, Trump team urges skimpier health plans, Minnesota health plans see worst year in a decade, subsidies for out-of-pocket costs, and GOP health care struggles.

By Andy Tofilon • April 5, 2017

Top highlights this week include: House Republicans continue to push for health care reform, repeal of Obamacare is back on the agenda, insurers struggle to play for future amid health care policy, House Republicans favor funding key Obamacare payments, and what comes after Obamacare’s death.

By Andy Tofilon • March 29, 2017

Top highlights this week include: House Republicans unveil changes to their health-care bill, getting people to buy health insurance, rural hospitals unsure on health care bill, health insurance across state lines, NIH budget cut under President’s proposal.

By Andy Tofilon • March 22, 2017

Top highlights this week include: GOP health bill would lead to 24 million more uninsured Americans, damage control over health care score, Obamacare nightmare scenario, second chance on health care, lack of doctor and hospital support for health care bill.

By Andy Tofilon • March 15, 2017

Top highlights this week include: House Republicans release long-awaited plan to replace Obamacare, Medicaid big Obamacare fight, new order blocks arrivals from 6 majority-Muslim countries, millions risk losing insurance on new plan, and hospitals against health care bill.

By Andy Tofilon • March 8, 2017

Top highlights this week include: No plans on Medicaid expansion, flat fee primary care, ACA repeal draft would revive high-risk pools, governors’ health care demands, pre-Obamacare plans get another extension.

By Andy Tofilon • March 1, 2017