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Health Headlines for October 23, 2020

The Affordable Care Act’s fate is in flux but 2021 health plan prices are stable


Despite the ongoing debate about the Affordable Care Act, enrollment and premium prices are not forecast to shift much.

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Trump vs Biden on Medicare: How each wants to modify the insurance program


About three weeks into Medicare’s annual fall open enrollment, voters will choose who’s going to occupy the White House starting in January.

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Excellus BCBS to issue nearly $18M in premium credits to employers


Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield of CNY will issue $17.6 million in medical premium refund credits from last spring.

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Report highlights racial discrepancies in health care system


Blacks and Hispanics have a higher prevalence in underlying conditions such as diabetes and obesity, compared with whites, both nationally and in New York, the report says.

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In tamer debate, Trump and Biden clash (again) on president’s pandemic response

Kaiser Health News

“I support private insurance,” Biden said, promising, “Not a single person with private insurance would lose their insurance under my plan.”

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