Health Care Reform
September 10 Employer-based health care coverage is seeing modest price increases.
September 5 OPM allows eligible participants in the health care FSA to carry up to $500 into the next plan year.
September 4 The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals will reconsider a ruling eliminating insurance subsidies in the majority of states.
August 28 As comment period on draft rules ends, union urges OPM to provide access to FEHBP to newly-eligible employees ASAP.
August 12 If the Halbig court ruling is upheld, some states will be put in a tricky position.
August 6 An outdated—and expensive—Defense health care program duplicates benefits offered elsewhere, but Congress has to change the law to get rid of it.
August 4 Moves could jeopardize billions in premium subsidies for residents of those states.
July 29 OPM looks to expand FEHBP coverage.
July 28 Hurdles remain before legislators leave for the summer.
July 14 Legal experts question whether the House has standing to sue the president.
June 20 Burwell puts a single individual in charge, recruits chief technology officer for marketplaces.
May 28 Defense secretary orders assessment to determine any weaknesses.
May 27 The Veterans Affairs system is completely different from Obamacare.
May 16 The senators behind the government shutdown say Sylvia Mathews Burwell shouldn't get confirmed until she answers more questions about Obamacare.
May 8 Republicans still struggle to find people who have actually been inconvenienced.
April 14 Cause of Action tells IGs department may have broken the law by working on a project outside its appropriations.
April 2 HHS secretary was there when the president announced enrollment milestone, but did not get mentioned.
March 27 Keeping federal employees healthy is in the nation’s best interest, OPM director tells insurance providers.
December 23, 2013 Doctors combine assessment tools and analytics to address high-risk cases early.
December 19, 2013 OPM will decide whether government employees can roll over $500 in unused health FSA funds.