Saturdays at Mercy Medical Center used to be perversely lucrative. The dialysis clinic across the street was closed on weekends. That meant the downtown Baltimore hospital would see patients with failing kidneys who should have gone to the dialysis center. So Mercy admitted them, collecting as much as $30,000 for treatment that typically costs hundreds of dollars.
Affordable Care Act
With mid-term elections bearing down, the government changed its regulation of Obamacare to give consumers and states more flexibility to decide on their health plans, insurers more time to sign up customers and taxpayers a chance to avoid more costs.
A push to limit employers’ access to stop-loss insurance has picked up steam, amounting to one of the biggest battles facing the industry in years. Stop-loss insurance is state-regulated, and in the last year the topic has come up in legislatures across the country. By the end of 2013, four states had passed laws restricting stop-loss in one way […]
A growing number of states are mounting legislative attacks meant to protect the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act by hurting the self-insurance business.
Now that the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplace is open for enrollment, what does that mean for North Texans and how can those taking part in the program make the most of it?
Answers to the most frequent questions employees may have about the Affordable Care Act and how it might impact them.