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…


$16B veterans’ health project hits major snag

The Pentagon has yet to give the VA authority to link its network to the current VA record system, decades-old VistA, which is key to implementation, a congressional staffer said. | Charles Dharapak, File/AP Photo…


Alaska governor signs sharp Medicaid cuts as hospitals sue

Many Alaska hospitals and other healthcare providers face significant Medicaid payment cuts following Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s veto Monday of a bipartisan bill to restore Medicaid funding that the governor pushed to reduce. Dunleavy, an…





U.S. health officials approve Montana reinsurance pool

HELENA, MONT. (AP) — Montana officials say U.S. health officials have approved the state’s plan to create a reinsurance pool that aims to lower individual health insurance premium costs. Gov. Steve Bullock and State Auditor…


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…