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King et al. v. Burwell

Categories: Headlines,Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.ca4.uscourts.gov/Opinions/Published/141158.P.pdf

Unanimous decision of a 3 judge panel of the Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit that the language of the Affordable Care Act covers insurance subsidies for both state-run and federal-run plans.  From Justia.com

 

Halbig v. Burwell

Categories: Headlines,Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.cadc.uscourts.gov/internet/opinions.nsf/10125254D91F8BAC85257D1D004E6176/$file/14-5018-1503850.pdf

2-1 decision of a panel of the DC Court of Appeals that the language of the Affordable Care Act restricts insurance subsidies to state-run plans and not federal plans substituting for the state.   From Justia.com

 

Offer Rates, Enrollment Rates, Premiums, and Employee Contributions for Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance in the Private Sector for the 10 Largest Metropolitan Areas, 2013

Categories: Health Insurance,Labor/Employment,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st446/stat446.pdf

Includes coverage of metro areas where premiums are higher or lower or availability of insurance is higher. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Selection and Costs for Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance in the Private Sector, 2013 versus 2012

Categories: Health Insurance,Labor/Employment,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st445/stat445.pdf

Average premiums for employer-sponsored health insurance rose across all coverage types with single premiums up 3.5%, employee-plus-one premiums up 3.5%, and family coverage up 3.6%.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

State Differences in the Cost of Job-Related Health Insurance, 2013

Categories: Health Insurance,Labor/Employment,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st444/stat444.pdf

Presents state variations from the national average of the cost of job-related health insurance and how these costs are shared by employers and their employees.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

The 2014 Long-Term Budget Outlook

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/45471-Long-TermBudgetOutlook.pdf

Attempts to predict the federal budget outlook for the next 10 years and beyond.  Foresees period of stable deficits remaining at about 2.5 to 3% of GDP, but larger deficits after 2020 due to an aging population, rising health care costs, and an expansion of federal subsidies for health insurance.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Private Health Insurance: Early Effects of Medical Loss Ratio Requirements and Rebates on Insurers and Enrollees

Categories: Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/664719.pdf

Examines the extent to which insurers met Affordable Care Act MLR standards, the amount they spent on claims and non-claims costs, the amount of rebates to policyholders paid by insurers and how these totals might have changed if agents’ commissions were excluded from the calculations, and how MLR requirements have affected insurers’ business practices.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Marketplaces Faced Early Challenges Resolving Inconsistencies with Applicant Data

Categories: Health Insurance,Income/Poverty,Laws/Regulations,Retirement/Social Security

http://oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-01-14-00180.pdf

Examines how the federal and some state health insurance marketplaces ensured the accuracy of information submitted by applicants for enrollment in qualified health plans.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Health and Human Services Department

 

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