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

Legislature kills Cuomo's proposed tax on ObamaCare

THE NEW YORK POST By CARL CAMPANILE, March 31, 2015, 7:50pm The state Legislature has killed a $69 million tax on health-insurance policies proposed by Gov. Cuomo to pay for the administrative costs of continuing New York's ObamaCare exchange, The Post has learned. Cuomo's office initially said the levy — which would have cost about… Read More