affordable care act

  • Heading for a national healthcare wallet Crunch Network

    Heading for a national healthcare wallet

    Later this year, Anthem, Cigna, Aetna and Humana will all argue their respective mergers don’t run afoul of antitrust laws. Aetna also announced it was pulling out of 538 of the 778 county health insurance exchanges in 2017 due to lack of profit potential. After a honeymoon period, corporate healthcare providers are measuring the Affordable Care Act’s impact. Read More

  • There won’t be an ‘Uber for healthcare’ anytime soon Crunch Network

    There won’t be an ‘Uber for healthcare’ anytime soon

    The passage and implementation of the Affordable Care Act created a perfect storm of disruption in the healthcare industry. All at once came massive systemic changes, from the expansion of Medicaid to minimum essential benefits. But healthcare is a stubborn space. Think of it like a Rubik’s Cube, where every move has a ripple effect, and solving multi-faceted problems is par for the course. Read More

  • How President Obama shaped the future of digital health Crunch Network

    How President Obama shaped the future of digital health

    A new leader of the free world will soon be voted into office. Shortly thereafter, he or she will begin a minimum four-year journey to steer the country toward prosperity, safety and global leadership. With many changes undoubtedly coming, let’s take a look at the technological impact of one of the biggest initiatives that President Obama has championed: healthcare reform. Read More

  • Risk And Reward: The Bundled Payment Opportunity For Tech Startups Crunch Network

    Risk And Reward: The Bundled Payment Opportunity For Tech Startups

    A key goal of the Affordable Care Act is to lower healthcare costs by prioritizing the quality of care over the quantity of services provided to patients. To that end, the Obama administration is moving quickly to adopt Alternative Payment Methods (APMs), such as a bundled payment system that fixes the amount Medicare will reimburse medical providers for specific episodes of care. Read More

  • Obamacare Passes The 6M Mark After “Between Two Ferns” Viral Bump

    Obamacare Passes The 6M Mark After “Between Two Ferns” Viral Bump

    Today the government announced that the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, has passed the 6 million signup mark, putting it within striking distance of its original goals. The enrollment level is notable due to the law’s troubled technological rollout. The catastrophic failure of Healthcare.gov is the stuff of legends now. To accelerate sign-ups and generate more attention… Read More

  • Healthcare.gov Likely Broken Until Key Thanksgiving Deadline

    Healthcare.gov Likely Broken Until Key Thanksgiving Deadline

    Healthcare.gov is going to be broken until the end of November, says Jeff Zients, a consultant brought in to fix the beleaguered federal health insurance e-commerce website. On a press conference call, Zients finally acknowledged wide-spread enrollment problems, estimating that only 3 in 10 users have been able to sign up and complete an application (or a measly 700,000… Read More