Must-read health care stories of the week from Kaiser Health News’ Brianna Labuskes.
At least 10 states are exploring whether to allow residents to pay premiums to “buy in” to Medicaid, the federal-state health care program for the poor.
Consumers will have lower deductibles, improved access, evidenced-based services, and access to transparent, predictable cost-sharing, Inslee says
Plans starting to pay for services such as meals, transportation, housing and other Assistance to improve members’ health and reduce medical costs.
Forty-five percent say they have little or no confidence that they’ll be able to afford the cost of health coverage once they retire.
Middle-class folks with employer-based insurance are still being swamped by high deductibles, high copayments and surprise medical bills.
This ruling will likely not undo the law. It does, however, add more uncertainty to the ACA while also showing how Republicans want to destroy the law.
If the district court ruling that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional were to be upheld, the entire health care system could be thrust into chaos.
Joaquin Lopez had emergency gallbladder surgery after rushing to an ER last year. He has been haggling with the hospital over what he owes ever since.
Gallup poll finds roughly three in 10 Americans reporting they held off seeking some kind of medical treatment in the past year due to costs.