President Trump’s new budget envisions eviscerating Obamacare — but it also includes money to fund contentious payments to insurance companies next year, in a move that conservatives say will end up sustaining the struggling law.
Health care spending is expected to grow faster than the U.S. economy over the coming decade, government actuaries said Wednesday, as prices for medical goods and services rise and the baby-boom generation ages.
After Idaho’s Republican governor promised to find creative ways to get around Obamacare, one health plan in the state plans to offer skimpy coverage that may violate many of the law’s protections for patients.
The percentage of U.S. GDP spent on health care continues to rise, reaching 17.9% in 2017. At the same time, health insurance premiums have increased as much as 60% in the individual market in some states. The federal and state insurance exchanges have failed to rein in...
Private insurance spending for hospital care is decelerating, owing to aging Baby Boomers transitioning to Medicare, the impending repeal of the individual mandate, and the growth of high-deductible plans that constrain utilization.