Globe: Will court ruling on the #AffordableCareAct impact #Massachusetts?

This morning's Globe quotes Donald Berwick, MD, on the potential impact of last week's court ruling declaring the ACA unconstitutional in Massachusetts.  Readers not yet eligible for Medicare take note. ...Massachusetts relies on billions of dollars in federal funding every year to provide coverage to lower-income residents, and the state’s health care system is deeply … Continue reading Globe: Will court ruling on the #AffordableCareAct impact #Massachusetts?

Health insurance premiums going down in Massachusetts for individuals? State says end of federal subsidies will “challenge” this trend.

From the Massachusetts Center for Health Information:  CHIA found that, overall, the individual purchaser market segment experienced decreases in average premiums (-3.4%) and cost-sharing (-8.0%) between 2015 and 2016. CHIA also found that unsubsidized plans experienced higher premium growth and larger cost-sharing increases than ConnectorCare Plan.  (State's subsidized health insurance exchange.) ...Overall financial trends for … Continue reading Health insurance premiums going down in Massachusetts for individuals? State says end of federal subsidies will “challenge” this trend.

Covering health care — from DNA to ACA — is a challenge. Three reporters share insights and tips at Harvard Law #healthintheheadlines

See #healthintheheadlines for tweets from Wenesdays panel of three top journalists on the challenge of covering healthcare today https://t.co/AboXfZ2VJU — COM 201 (@CO201) April 5, 2018 #healthintheheadlines is now wrapped up! Look for a recording of the panel on our site in a few days! Thanks to @jrovner @rachanadixit @sangerkatz and @emma_sandoe for joining us! … Continue reading Covering health care — from DNA to ACA — is a challenge. Three reporters share insights and tips at Harvard Law #healthintheheadlines

Can the states step in if the feds cut marketing $$$ for Affordable Care Act?

Your correspondent spent much of the '90s covering health care in North Carolina. Found this while visiting family. See story below from Kaiser Health News. Probably won't find it next visit. How the cuts will play our in Massachusetts is an unknown at this point. In the meantime, hospitals in Boston reported surpluses yesterday. Trump … Continue reading Can the states step in if the feds cut marketing $$$ for Affordable Care Act?