More than a million Californians will receive rebates from their health insurers next week. The refunds are the first tangible results of the federal health care overhaul.
Now that the Affordable Care Act has been ruled on by the highest court in the land, participation in the health insurance program is the next hurdle for proponents. And, it stands to reason that the medical community will have a lot to say to state officials across the nation who are thinking of “opting out.”
After Thursday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act, several million Californians could be among the first in the nation to qualify for government subsidized insurance because of state efforts.
The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld virtually all of President Barack Obama’s historic health care overhaul, including the hotly debated core requirement that nearly every American have health insurance.
Health insurance premiums for more than 300,000 Blue Shield customers in California went up eight percent under a rate increase that took effect Thursday.
A key Senate committee has approved a bill to give state regulators the power to reject proposed health insurance rate increases, but it faces a stiff fight on the Senate floor.
Health insurance plans must cover birth control as preventive care for women, with no copays, the Obama administration said Monday in a decision with far-reaching implications for health care as well as social mores.
A California legislative committee on Wednesday narrowly approved a bill that would give state officials the power to reject proposed health insurance rate increases, but even some supporters said it will need major changes to survive.
A bill that would allow state officials to reject rate increases proposed by health insurers is under intense lobbying pressure as it faces a key committee vote this week.
A bill authored by California’s insurance commissioner would require health insurance companies to get permission from regulators before implementing a rate hike.