Health Care, Schools Top Finance-Heavy Agenda In StatesBig-dollar decisions about health care and education will top the agenda in many state capitols as lawmakers convene for their 2019 sessions.
Justice Department Says Heart Of Health Law UnconstitutionalThe Trump administration says it will no longer defend key parts of the Affordable Care Act, including the requirement that people have access to health insurance regardless of any medical conditions.
Cigna To Spend About $52 Billion For Express ScriptsThe insurer Cigna will spend about $52 billion to acquire the nation's biggest pharmacy benefit manager, Express Scripts, the latest in a string of proposed tie-ups as health care's bill payers attempt to get a grip on rising costs.
With Time Running Out, Some Consumers Find Free Health InsuranceInsurance brokers say consumers are getting the word that government-subsidized health plans are widely available next year for no monthly premium or little cost.
A Look At The Winners And Losers Of The Top U.S. RacesDemocrats swept Virginia and New Jersey's governor's races, incumbents came out on top in several big-city mayoral races and voters in Maine said they wanted to join 31 other states in expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
Health Care Enrollment Counselors Facing Stiff ChallengesIt's not easy being an advocate for the Affordable Care Act right now. The Trump administration has taken numerous steps to undermine the law, and many states are doing little to promote coverage as health insurance open enrollment begins.
Health Law Sign-Ups Start, Some See A 'Hostile Takeover'It's sign-up season for the Affordable Care Act, but the Trump administration isn't making it easy -- cutting the enrollment period in half, slashing advertising and dialing back on counselors who help consumers get through the process.
Study: Premiums For Popular ACA Plan Up By 34 PercentPremiums for the most popular "Obamacare" plans are going up an average of 34 percent. That's according to a study that confirms dire predictions about the impact of political turmoil on consumers.
Study: Trump Actions Trigger Health Premium Hikes For 2018A study by a nonpartisan group says the Trump administration's own actions are triggering double-digit premium increases on individual health insurance policies purchased by many consumers.
White House: Trump To Decide Soon On Ending Health PaymentsThe White House is insisting that the Senate resume efforts to repeal and replace the nation's health care law.
Senate GOP Leaders Hope For Health Care Vote Next WeekRepublican leaders want to stage a climactic vote on their health care bill next week. But internal rifts over issues like coverage requirements and Medicaid cuts leave the timing and even the measure's fate unclear.
Sen. Cruz Faces Hecklers, Calls Senate Health Plan 'Precarious'U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz held a lengthy but civil debate with a small group of hecklers defending former President Barack Obama's health care law in Austin Thursday night.
Blue Cross-Blue Shield Insurer Plans ACA Exchange ReturnA prominent Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer is planning to return to the Affordable Care Act's health insurance exchanges next year in several states, including big markets like Texas and Illinois.
Aetna Becomes Latest Insurer To Flee ACA ExchangesWhile Republicans rewrite the Affordable Care Act in Washington, the immediate future of the law has grown hazier with the nation's third-largest health insurer saying that it will completely divorce itself from state-based insurance exchanges.
Is 'Obamacare' Repeal Dead, Or A Legislative Zombie?President Donald Trump's plan to kill Obamacare died last week. Or maybe it didn't. In never-say-die Washington, big legislative proposals that are in the casket one day can show signs of a pulse the next.