Human Resources News & Insights

The saga continues: 3 states opt out of reform provisions

Three states have exercised their legal right to opt out of two key provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Supreme Court agrees to settle health reform debate

The Supreme Court has agreed to settle the dispute over the constitutionality of the healthcare reform law once and for all. When will it make its ruling?

Feds exempt HRAs from reform’s annual limit requirements

The feds just announced health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) are exempt from the annual limit restrictions in the healthcare reform law until Jan. 1, 2014.

Push growing to end reform’s OTC rule

A cost-analysis by the Consumer Healthcare Products Association found 50 million unnecessary visits to doctors could be eliminated and billions saved if the health reform law’s over-the-counter (OTC) drug restrictions were lifted.

Healthcare reform: 7 changes reshaping the law

Healthcare reform is a moving target. In just a little over a year, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has already started to look different than when it first passed last March. 

Judge upholds healthcare reform’s individual mandate

The Obama administration’s up, 3-2, following a Washington, D.C. federal judge’s ruling that the individual mandate portion of the healthcare reform law is constitutional.

Republicans to draft new healthcare legislation

House Republicans have directed four committees to draft legislation to replace the healthcare reform law.

Top priority for Chamber of Commerce: Repealing health reform mandates

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce sees healthcare reform as a deeply flawed law, and it’s going to do its part to see that it gets changed.

The Supreme Court’s first crack at health reform bill

Across the country, opponents of the health reform bill are saying the mandate requiring individuals to buy insurance is unconstitutional. Well, the Supreme Court just got its first chance to address that issue. Its response?

Washington warns health insurers: ‘Don’t jack up rates’

Insurance companies are not only raising rates considerably, they’re blaming the increases on the healthcare reform law — a move the Obama administration isn’t happy with.