Tag Archives: Obamacare

Trump administration weakens Obamacare birth control coverage mandate

Under the Affordable Care Act, employer-provided health insurance plans are required to cover birth control as a preventive service. Now, the US Department of Health and Human Services has issued a final rule providing exemption from the contraceptive coverage mandate to entities that object to such coverage based on religious beliefs. The second final rule… Read More »

Democrats, bruised by Obamacare fight, skeptical of Trump siding with them on drug prices

Democrats reacted with skepticism this week when President Trump decided to embrace a policy they favor and install price controls on certain Medicare drugs, a reaction that reflects the lingering resentment from 2017’s bruising fight over Obamacare repeal. Trump broke with traditional Republican policy when he announced a proposal Thursday to tie reimbursement for certain… Read More »

Obamacare website suffers breach, 75,000 people have information compromised

Information from 75,000 people who use the federal government’s Obamacare website was hacked earlier this week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reported Friday. Staff at the agency, known as CMS, said in a statement that they noticed “anomalous activity” in a part of the healthcare.gov site that allows agents and brokers to connect… Read More »