The increase for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program is down from this year's 3.8 percent average increase and sharply lower than 2011, when premiums rose by an average of 7.3 percent.Read More
The field of long-term-care insurance providers is shrinking as companies exit the business or limit their sales. Of the 15 companies that generated the most statutory earned premiums for long term care insurance in 2010, five either no longer sell the product or have curbed sales.Read More
President Barack Obama accepted his party's nomination for another term by framing the election as a choice over whether voters value his signature healthcare law, among other policies.Read More
The night of September 4 will feature some of the highest-profile defenders of the law, including first lady Michelle Obama and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.Read More
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney called for a repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act during his speech at the Republican National Convention August 30. Read More
As chairman of the House Budget Committee, Ryan drafted budgets for fiscal years 2012 and 2013 that include plans to overhaul the nation's federal healthcare entitlement programs through a premium-support model for Medicare and block grant payments to states for Medicaid.Read More
As expected, the Republican Party promises massive changes to the Medicare and Medicaid programs if former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) are elected president and vice president.
The law ran afoul of protections against impairment of government contracts because teachers received three percent less in pay by paying into a fund than the amount the teachers and their employers agreed upon as part of teachers' contracts.Read More
Subjecting retiree health care plans to the fee 'may lead employers to cease offering this very valuable benefit, particularly since such coverage would likely become more expensive by virtue of the application of' the fee, the American Benefits Council stated recently.Read More
The airline and parent company AMR said they never promised to provide benefits for life and reserved their rights to modify the plans.