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The Scoop: health insurance news – October 28, 2020

October 28, 2020 – In this week's edition of The Scoop: ACA open enrollment starts Sunday; 2021 health plan browsing now enabled nearly nationwide; election… Read more

Arizona's Stop Surprise Billing and Protect Patients Act

The Scoop: health insurance news – August 19, 2020

August 19, 2020 – In this edition of The Scoop: Maricopa County judge rejects Arizona healthcare ballot measure New York extends COVID special enrollment… Read more

Nevada Health Link Open Enrollment 2021

The Scoop: July 22, 2020 Edition

July 22, 2020 – In this edition: COVID-19 special enrollment period in Massachusetts ends Thursday, July 23; Montana exchange insurers propose average rate… Read more

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of health insurers that had sued the federal government over the massive funding shortfalls for the Affordable Care Act's risk corridors program.

The Scoop: July 1, 2020 Edition

July 1, 2020 – In this edition: Oklahoma voters approve Medicaid expansion; coverage effective in mid-2021; Pennsylvania state-run exchange debuts this… Read more

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has declared that a ballot initiative to expand Medicaid will appear on the state's June 30 primary ballot.

The Scoop: April 22, 2020 Edition

April 22, 2020 – In this edition: Uninsured residents in 9 states and DC can enroll in health coverage amid the COVID-19 pandemic; relaxes… Read more

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this week that state-regulated health plans will be required to fully cover the costs of Coronavirus testing for their members.

The Scoop: March 4, 2020 Edition

March 4, 2020 – In this edition of The Scoop: New York requires state-regulated health plans to fully cover coronavirus testing; More than 18,000 select… Read more

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation Monday that eases reporting rules for adults facing Medicaid work requirements.

The Scoop: February 26, 2020 Edition

February 26, 2020 – In this week's edition: Michigan governor wants federal judge to quickly overturn state's Medicaid work requirement; Virginia House, Senate… Read more

Utah has enacted a law that will cap out-of-pocket costs for insulin at $30 a month on state-regulated health plans.

The Scoop: January 29, 2020 Edition

January 29, 2020 – Headlines in this edition of The Scoop: New York extends open enrollment; Legislation introduced in Maryland would create state-based… Read more

The U.S. Supreme Court this week denied requests to fast-track an appeal of the Texas v. Azar/U.S. lawsuit. Supreme Court photo by Rena Schild/Shutterstock

The Scoop: January 22, 2020 Edition

January 22, 2020 – Headlines in this edition of The Scoop: Open enrollment ends tonight in Colorado and Connecticut; Medicaid expansion might be a reality in… Read more

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is considering a transition to a state-run health insurance exchange, as well as a reinsurance program that could reduce premiums in the state’s individual insurance market.

The Scoop: November 13, 2019 Edition

November 13, 2019 – In this edition of The Scoop: some plaintiff states eye consumer protection measures in case their legal challenge the ACA succeeds; a… Read more

Fourteen states have made progress toward implementing at least ten provisions that will help preserve the ACA's impact.

What’s YOUR state doing to save the ACA?

June 7, 2019 – Fourteen states have either locked in – or made progress toward – at least ten provisions that will help preserve the Affordable Care… Read more

Surprise medical costs of balance billing.

Relief from the shock of ‘surprise medical bills’?

December 4, 2015 – Of all the failings in the U.S. healthcare system, among the most outrageous is the balance billing of insured patients at in-network… Read more