The health insurance marketplaces created by the U.S. Affordable Care Act will open as scheduled on Oct. 1, the Obama administration said, denying a report by a JPMorgan Chase & Co. analyst who suggested there may be a delay.
Oregon, a Democratic-led state that has embraced President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, won’t meet all the requirements for its health-insurance exchange when the online marketplace opens Oct. 1.
Almost a third of 32 hospitals and health systems involved in an experiment aimed at changing the way medical providers are paid may exit the program, a potential threat to the Affordable Care Act’s ambitious cost-saving goals.
The four largest U.S. railroad companies won their bid to reverse a ruling that turned a price- fixing lawsuit against them by shippers into a group lawsuit with potential damages of at least $10 billion.
Drug companies and medical-device makers would be forced to publicly disclose any money paid to doctors under new U.S. regulations designed to make patients aware of conflicts of interest that may affect their health.
The Medicare rate decision that sent Humana Inc.’s stock soaring in April was distributed to at least 436 government employees at the U.S. Health and Human Services Department before the agency’s official announcement.
Humana Inc. will get 5 percent more in Medicare payments and a “five-star” rating for one of its health plans under a U.S. program that may be helping to improve care for the elderly, according to an analysis that quickly spurred Republican criticism.