Health Care
  • Obamacare Signups Still Lagging

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    Open enrollment for health insurance on the Affordable Care Act exchange (HealthCare.gov) ends in most states on Saturday, and it looks the number of signups could be significantly lower this year...

  • Moody’s Warns of Declining US Fiscal Strength

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    Trump’s tax cuts combined with a slowing economy will diminish the United States’ “fiscal strength” over the next 10 years, Moody’s Investor Service said Wednesday. The gradual decline could pressure...

  • Congressional Financial Security and Life Insurance Caucus

    Number of Uninsured Americans Rose by 700,000 in 2017

    The number of uninsured people in the United States rose by nearly 700,000 to 27.4 million in 2017, the first increase since 2010, according to an analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation. The...

  • How Congress Got So Broken

    More than 50 House members chose not to seek re-election in 2018, and a new report from nonprofit groups Issue One and the R Street Institute examines what drove so many to that decision. The report...

  • An insurance store advertises Obamacare in San Ysidro, California

    Obamacare Sign-Ups Down by 11%. Why?

    By Michael Rainey

    Fewer people have enrolled in health care plans through the HealthCare.gov website this year, with sign-ups down by 11 percent compared to the same period in 2017. Margot Sanger-Katz and Reed Abelson...

  • Trump delivers remarks about prescription drug prices at the White House in Washington

    Poll of the Day: Which Party Will Do Better at Lowering Drug Prices?

    Americans don’t trust President Trump and Republicans to bring down prescription drug prices, a new Axios/SurveyMonkey poll finds. “But what stands out,” Axios’ Sam Baker writes, “isn't just that [...

  • Number of the Day: $456 million

    By Michael Rainey

    PhRMA, the lobbying group that represents the pharmaceutical industry, had a banner year in 2017, bringing in $456 million, Axios reported Tuesday. Much of the total, which represents a 69 percent...

  • U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Sanders talks to reporters in New York City

    Bernie Sanders’ New Drug Plan Sounds a Bit Like Trump’s

    By Michael Rainey

    A new proposal from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) would require pharmaceutical companies to reduce prices on some drugs down to levels found in other wealthy countries — or...

  • Buyers Of Short-Term Health Plans: Wise Or Shortsighted?

    By Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News

    Supporters of the nation’s health law condemn them. A few states, including California and New York, have banned them. Other states limit them. But to some insurance brokers and consumers, short-term...

  • Medicare Improper Payments Fall to Lowest Since 2010

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    Improper payments by Medicare in fiscal 2018 dropped to their lowest rate since 2010, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said Friday in a report flagged by Modern Healthcare . CMS...

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