New Yorkers don’t want to pay for single-payer
Crain’s New York Business
It turns out New Yorkers aren’t clamoring for a $200 billion tax increase. Yes, that is billion with a “b.”
NY insurers blame double-digit rate hikes on Trump’s repeal of individual mandate
New York Upstate
Many New York health insurers who sell individual policies say they will need double-digit premium increases next year because of the Trump administration’s repeal of Obamacare’s individual mandate penalty.
New York insurers say Congress to blame for rising premiums
Albany Times Union
Most of New York’s health insurers are looking to raise premiums on the individual market next year, an increase they say is necessary now that Republicans in Congress have repealed the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate.
Maine Voted to Expand Medicaid. Judge Orders the State to Get Moving.
New York Times
Seven months after Maine voters approved a ballot measure to expand Medicaid to tens of thousands of additional residents, a state judge on Monday ordered Gov. Paul LePage’s administration to stop stonewalling and move ahead with the plan.
Watchdog report finds surge in Medicare drug spending
Medicare spending on prescription drugs has surged in recent years, despite a drop in the number of prescriptions, according to a new report.