Battle Over Dementia Drug Swap Has Big Stakes March 19, 2015 A court ruling about Actavis’s strategy to switch consumers from its top-selling dementia drug, which will lose patent protection this sumer, to a newer, patent-protected drug, may define how far drugmakers can go to protect profits from generic rivals.
GOP Lawmakers Sink MT Medicaid Expansion Plan March 11, 2015 A House committee gives the bill a “do not pass” recommendation, which effectively kills Democrats’ efforts to get it on the House floor. A Republican counter-proposal that includes premiums and co-payments for Medicaid enrollees may come out of the state Senate.
ACA Arguments: Few Clues on Supreme Court Decision March 4, 2015 After hearing arguments Wednesday from both sides of a case challenging the health law's subsidies to help people buy health coverage on federal exchanges, Supreme Court justices offered little insight into how they will rule.
What’s At Stake: Health Law At Supreme Court Again March 3, 2015 With a $400 tax credit, Julia Raye of North Carolina has been able to afford health insurance and keep her diabetes under control. She is one of 8.2 million people who could lose that subsidy in a case that goes before the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday.
Supreme Court Ruling May Trigger Price Spikes February 26, 2015 A Supreme Court decision invalidating subsidies in 37 federal exchange states would lead to sharp premium increases and prompt many to drop coverage, say experts.
For Many Taxpayers On Obamacare, It’s Payback Time February 26, 2015 Hundreds of thousands of people who received subsidies under the Affordable Care Act may have underestimated their incomes in 2014 – drawing more assistance than they were entitled to. Now many owe the government money.
Few Seniors Using Obesity Counseling Benefit February 23, 2015 A little known part of Obamacare pays primary care doctors to help overweight seniors drop pounds and improve their health. So why aren’t more seniors taking advantage of the free benefit?