health reform

The Scoop: September 18, 2019 Edition

In this edition: Six states extend their ACA 2020 open enrollment periods Tennessee unveils proposed modified block grant model for Medicaid Kaiser Permanente workers prepare to strike in five states and DC Some Montana residents…


The Scoop: September 13, 2019 Edition

In this edition: Oklahoma, Missouri Medicaid expansion advocates gather signatures for 2020 ballot BridgeSpan is rejoining Utah’s exchange for 2020 Colorado’s Peak Health Alliance: Could it work in other areas? Residents in four states may…


The Scoop: September 6, 2019 Edition

In this edition: Five exchanges extend open enrollment: MA, MN, DC, CO and CA Idaho’s ‘coverage choice’ Medicaid expansion proposal rejected Nevada’s state-run enrollment platform is live Pennsylvania’s exchange board of directors has been appointed…


The Scoop: August 30, 2019 Edition

In this edition: Rhode Island reinsurance program receives federal approval New Mexico will ban surprise balance billing as of January 2020 Illinois expands mammogram coverage Moda plans to rejoin Alaska’s exchange for 2020 Arizona voters…


The Scoop: August 23, 2019 Edition

In this edition: Reinsurance gets federal approval in Montana, Delaware Maryland short-term plans will cover mental health/substance abuse treatment Colorado considers an SEP for Medigap enrollees Simple Health Plans customers across nation get a special…


The Scoop: August 16, 2019 Edition

In this edition: Delaware codifies ACA consumer protections into state law Insurers enter marketplace or expand exchange participation in 15 states Montana accepts public comments on Medicaid work requirement Four states enact new rules for…


The Scoop: August 9, 2019 Edition

In this edition: Washington, Vermont insurance commissioners crack down on bogus health plans Judge rejects New Hampshire’s Medicaid work requirement Colorado seeks to create alliance to help businesses reduce healthcare costs Nevada exchange enrollees to…


The Scoop: August 2, 2019 Edition

In this edition: RECENT HEADLINES North Dakota reinsurance program receives federal approval Colorado’s reinsurance program also approved CMS rejects Utah’s request for enhanced funding of Medicaid expansion DC exchange offers special enrollment to insurance scam…



The kegger celebrating an attack on our healthcare

Two years ago today, House Republicans passed their bill (called AHCA) to gut the Affordable Care Act, and then held a kegger to celebrate. I remember it pretty clearly. Because this happened the day after…