Insurance industry lists changes that can support the markets.
Since attempts to stabilize the individual market through legislation are at an impasse, major insurance companies, including Centene, Cigna and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, say there are things that can be done by HHS administratively to bolster the insurance marketplaces.
Payers are still most interested in getting assurances that cost-sharing reductions will continue and the individual mandate will be enforced, but given the political controversy surrounding those requests, they’ve also outlined other requests that won’t require congressional action. Read about it in Modern Healthcare
A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday allowed Democratic state attorneys general to defend subsidy payments to insurance companies under the Obamacare healthcare law, a critical part of funding for the statute that President Donald Trump has threatened to cut off. Read more in Reuters