Federal Judge Upholds Trump Short-term medical plans

A federal judge on Friday upheld the Trump administration’s expansion of health insurance plans that don’t meet ObamaCare’s coverage requirements.  U.S. District Judge Richard Leon in Washington ruled against the insurance companies that sued the administration in an attempt to block the rules.  “Not only is any potential negative impact from the 2018 rule minimal, but its benefits are undeniable,” …

Washington Targetting Drugmakers?

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Thursday scrapped one of its most ambitious proposals for lowering prescription medicine prices, backing down from a policy aimed at health insurers and raising the possibility of new measures focused on drugmakers. The abandoned proposal would have required health insurers to pass on billions of dollars in rebates they receive from drugmakers to …

Will Congress vote away pre-existing exclusions?

From AP 6/14/18, click here for full story The media  has grasped onto recent Trump administration statements as being aimed at pre-existing conditions.  “At issue is Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recent decision that the Justice Department will no longer defend key parts of the Obama-era Affordable Care Act in court. That includes the law’s unpopular requirement to carry health insurance, …

So what, exactly, did Trump eliminate on the Subsidies?

The President, in signing an executive order this past week, stopped all payments for Cost-sharing Subsidies.  Now, in a language most of you can understand:  This does not eliminate subsidies.  The Government is continuing to pay these and apparently will continue “Cost-sharing Subsidies” are only received by those on Silver plans below 250% of the Federal Poverty Level The plans …