Health researchers hope a new regulation requiring hospitals to post their prices will tame soaring health care costs, but compliance and standardization are hurdles.
The Affordable Care Act has allowed many preventive health services, including cancer screenings and vaccines, to be free of charge. But legal challenges may lead to costly repercussions for patients.
Two economists explain what insurers can and can’t do to factor vaccination status into their coverage and rates.
Support for the Affordable Care Act is at an all-time high.
States led by Republican governors generally had higher COVID-19 case and death rates in 2020.
States claim the stimulus law assaults state sovereignty by barring local governments from using aid money to cut taxes. But the Supreme Court has consistently approved conditions on federal spending.
Stimulus checks received a lot of attention during debates about the stimulus package, but it may be expansion of health insurance that will have the longest-lasting effect on Americans.
With outdated delivery systems at many hospitals and clinics, mistakes can lead to costly duplication of services and poor patient outcomes. But there are ways to fix the current system.
In 1974, Congress invented the reconciliation process to reduce deficits. More recently, reconciliation has been used in ways that increase the deficit. A public policy scholar explains the process.
The president is calling for sweeping changes in health care policy. Tens of millions of Americans could be affected.
From Vice-President Kamala Harris to Senator Bernie Sanders, voices were raised during the campaign for a more accessible US health care system. What can we expect from the Biden administration?
Joe Biden’s middling economic policies are a chance to cut through the bitter polarisation of US politics.
In the U.S., people of color are more likely to die of COVID-19 than whites. The new administration can change this.
From expanding children’s coverage to reducing surprise bills, Biden and lawmakers may be able to broaden health care access.
The ACA’s third date with the Supreme Court was Nov. 10, and it will be months before a decision. In the meantime, however, Congress and the new president can do things to bolster the law.
Republicans have attacked the Affordable Care Act since it became law 10 years ago, yet Republicans were the ones who came up with the blueprint for the law. How did this twist happen?
The Supreme Court hears a new challenge to the ACA on Nov. 10, with the entire law on the line. That includes a little-known paragraph that allows some hope to very sick children and their families.
Six months into the Covid-19 crisis, the president is boasting that the US economy is back on its feet. While the figures show that some job losses have been cut, there is little room for optimism.
Democrats are outraged at what they say is the hypocrisy of allowing a president to appoint a new Supreme Court justice near the end of his term. One of their biggest practical concerns is the ACA.
Though critics claim Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination jeopardizes the high court’s legitimacy, research shows there are ways the judiciary can bolster its standing and weather controversial decisions.