CFOs Seek to Avoid Bite of Health Law's ‘Cadillac Tax'

Levy on high-cost coverage, which starts in 2018, creates dilemma for employers THE WALL STREET JOURNAL By Kimberly S. Johnson and Maxwell Murphy May 25, 2015 8:14 p.m. ET Finance chiefs grappling with rising health-care costs face a new dilemma: how to avoid paying hefty taxes on generous employee health-care plans. The Affordable Care Act… Read More

U.S. Emergency-Room Visits Keep Climbing

People on Medicaid turn to hospital care when doctor access is limited, new survey suggests. THE WALL STREET JOURNAL By Stephanie Armour, May 4, 2015 12:01 a.m. ET Emergency-room visits continued to climb in the second year of the Affordable Care Act, contradicting the law's supporters who had predicted a decline in traffic as more… Read More

The Next Obamacare Shoe To Drop: 20 States To Be Hit By The Cadillac Tax In 2025

FORBES Healthcare, Fiscal, and Tax 4/10/2015 @ 12:00AM Forget King v. Burwell. In just three short years, one of the ACA's only real cost control mechanisms takes effect – a 40 percent excise tax on high-value insurance coverage, dubbed the Cadillac Tax. Individual plans that cost more than $10,200, and family plans over $27,500 pay… Read More

When Hospitals Buy Doctors' Offices, and Patient Fees Soar

THE UPSHOT February 6, 2015 Imagine you're a Medicare patient, and you go to your doctor for an ultrasound of your heart one month. Medicare pays your doctor's office $189, and you pay about 20 percent of that bill as a co-payment. Then, the next month, your doctor's practice has been bought by the local… Read More

How the Supreme Court Case Could Affect the Health Law

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL By Brent Kendall, March 2, 2015 6:21 p.m. ET High Court to interpret meaning of subsidy language in latest Affordable Care Act case The blockbuster case before the Supreme Court is version 2.0 of a legal battle that could cripple the Affordable Care Act overhaul of the nation's health care system…. Read More