Affordable Care Act

  • Will your health plan dodge 40% tax hike?

    Thousands of feds in some of FEHBP’s best and most expensive health plans may be spared from a pending 40% tax on their favorite plans.

  • Tops on House Democrats’ to-do list: Try to end shutdown

    House Democrats are sweeping into power on a campaign promise of improving government for ordinary Americans

  • Does HHS have a contract with insurers for the Affordable Care Act? We asked a lawyer

    The Affordable Care Act set up complicated relationships between health insurance providers and the Health and Human Services Department.

  • Numbers tell the government story, sort of

    Sometimes the federal government seems like a kaleidoscope of numbers when it comes to its budgeting.

  • Obamacare enrollment for 2018 tops 8.7 million, exceeds expectations

    The Obama-era health care law President Trump has called a “disaster” is actually exceeding expectations. More than 8.7 million people have signed up for subsidized private coverage for next year.

  • David Hawkings: Death and taxes front-of-mind for Congress?

    The great tax debate is alive and well on Capitol Hill this week. While no bill is dealing with death directly, there’s a new one on health care insurance.

  • Bracing for a 50 percent health premium hike

    Health premiums for folks covered by the Affordable Care Act will jump 50-to-57 percent next year, but federal workers and retirees get a pass.

  • David Hawkings: Plenty for Congress to do beyond health care

    Congress spent weeks crafting and voting on various measures to reform the American health care system with, so far, nothing to show for it, but there are still plenty of important measures awaiting lawmakers attention, and not many days left to tackle them. These include the annual Defense authorization bill, emergency funding for the VA and finding a way to keep the government open past Sept. 30. David Hawkings, senior editor at Roll Call, brings Federal Drive with Tom Temin up to speed on happenings on Capitol Hill.

  • Severe cybersecurity issues found at Army medical facilities

    In today’s Federal Newscast, a report issued by the Defense Department inspector general has found 350 known security vulnerabilities at three Army hospitals and clinics, adding Defense Heath Agency and Army officials have failed to effectively protect electronic patient health information.

  • Health premiums going up, again …

    Does the ACA, aka Obamacare make you sick or are you afraid it’ll be replaced by President Trumps proposal? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says get a fed job.