Health Care Reform
November 18, 2014 A challenge to the law's subsidies would deeply undermine its basic structure.
November 12, 2014 OPM vastly overstated increase in employees’ share of premiums, USPS says.
October 21, 2014 Department is holding off on cutting reimbursement rates for one-on-one therapy after families complained.
October 17, 2014 OPM publishes final rule expanding the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.
September 30, 2014 The Pentagon is making an exception for two groups of Prime beneficiaries.
September 19, 2014 Legislation would prohibit a co-pay for contraception and offer family planning services to female beneficiaries.
September 10, 2014 Employer-based health care coverage is seeing modest price increases.
September 5, 2014 OPM allows eligible participants in the health care FSA to carry up to $500 into the next plan year.
September 4, 2014 The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals will reconsider a ruling eliminating insurance subsidies in the majority of states.
August 28, 2014 As comment period on draft rules ends, union urges OPM to provide access to FEHBP to newly-eligible employees ASAP.
August 12, 2014 If the Halbig court ruling is upheld, some states will be put in a tricky position.
August 6, 2014 An outdated—and expensive—Defense health care program duplicates benefits offered elsewhere, but Congress has to change the law to get rid of it.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, 2014 Moves could jeopardize billions in premium subsidies for residents of those states.
July 29, 2014 OPM looks to expand FEHBP coverage.
July 28, 2014 Hurdles remain before legislators leave for the summer.
July 14, 2014 Legal experts question whether the House has standing to sue the president.
June 20, 2014 Burwell puts a single individual in charge, recruits chief technology officer for marketplaces.
May 28, 2014 Defense secretary orders assessment to determine any weaknesses.
May 27, 2014 The Veterans Affairs system is completely different from Obamacare.
May 16, 2014 The senators behind the government shutdown say Sylvia Mathews Burwell shouldn't get confirmed until she answers more questions about Obamacare.
May 8, 2014 Republicans still struggle to find people who have actually been inconvenienced.
April 14, 2014 Cause of Action tells IGs department may have broken the law by working on a project outside its appropriations.
April 2, 2014 HHS secretary was there when the president announced enrollment milestone, but did not get mentioned.
March 27, 2014 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.
November 21, 2013 Congress so far has rejected the Obama administration’s attempts to rein in the costs of the military’s health care program.
November 15, 2013 Nomination comes in the midst of the president's public defense of the health care reform law.
November 7, 2013 Lawmakers have launched efforts, but leadership has yet to back one.
October 25, 2013 Issa and Alexander threaten to subpoena details on flailing health care website.
October 24, 2013 Oversight committee chairman’s bill would open up FEHBP to all citizens.
October 23, 2013 Most Democrats are sticking to the script and emphasizing it is early in the registration process.
October 23, 2013 The public expects action on the botched health care rollout.
October 23, 2013 Americans still oppose the law, but slightly less than they did in August.
September 24, 2013 Employee contributions rise faster than government’s share.
September 10, 2013 Legislation would prohibit government from subsidizing cost of congressional health insurance plans on exchanges.
September 6, 2013 House lawmaker seeks budget office review of union plans under health care law.
September 4, 2013 HHS defends campaign as standard educational outreach.
August 29, 2013 The exchanges present a savings for some employers but a rate hike for their employees.
August 20, 2013 Defunders try to drum up support on the road as potential allies say 'no.'