Obamacare

Healthcare reform lawsuits continue

With just days before the enrollment deadline, courts are pulsing with legal opposition to heatlhcare reform insurance subsidies.

HHS extends insurance deadline

The March 31 deadline for health insurance is not the be-all-and-end-all, while a survey found that 50% of the uninsured intend to stay that way.

Young adult ACA enrollment holds steady

Around 25% of 18-34 year-olds have signed up for coverage. Obama's FunnyorDie appearance drives HHS traffic.

Healthcare reform transforms hospital policies

Hospitals are contemplating financial incentives—as in fines or less support—for patients who could have signed up for health insurance but opted not to.

HHS releases exchange enrollment data

The program has yet to reach magnet status among cheaper, youthful patients.

Olympics will feature healthcare reform ads

HHS has bought airtime in markets with high numbers of uninsured patients.

Birth control football remains in play

The White House has until Friday to issue a response to a Supreme Court injunction that temporarily eased birth-control coverage requirements.

Healthcare Reform impact TBD

Coverage is required, but the new year kicks off with new patients and a lot of loose ends.

Rx spending to grow 5.2% next year: CMS

A recent government forecast shows the Affordable Care Act is expected to give drugmakers a boost that will grow over time.

Sebelius to be grilled by Congressional committee

The HHS Secretary has some positive enrollment stats to share, but sentiment shows she and Obama need some reputation rehab.

White House proposes insurance fix

The president says current subscribers will be able to keep their plans.

Healthcare.gov to invite applicants in stages

Site fixes are reported to lag, but CMS plans on inviting consumers to give Healthcare.gov another go.

ACA enrollment misses target

Official numbers are pending, but Reuters notes enrollment appears to be just 3% of the government's goal.

CMS tech guru is out

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services won't say if the change is connected to Healthcare.gov's bumpy launch.

Healthcare reform fanbase rises

General support for the legislation is up, despite Healthcare.gov woes.

Doctors sound off on healthcare reform

They're not hiding their love or disdain for reform, including one who says the law brings bias into the exam room.

Co-pay cards OK for exchanges

Subscribers will be able to use co-pay cards on Obamacare exchanges.

Report zeroes in on costliest patients

Five percent of the patient population accounts for 50% of US healthcare costs, one deep dive shows. A major problem: access to medical care.

Can we handle cost of a healthy, aging population?

Can we handle cost of a healthy, aging population?

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The short answer: we're not financially prepared for a slowly aging, healthy population, according to a recently published analysis.

FDA reviews continue for now

Approvals and reviews continue—for now—despite government shutdown.

Healthcare reform roundup

Healthcare reform roundup

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A roundup of some exchange-related news circling the web.

Intouch creates HCP content division

Intouch creates HCP content division

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Growing client demand encouraged the agency to make its HCP content capabilities official.

Shutdown dims lights at FDA, NIH and CDC

Shutdown dims lights at FDA, NIH and CDC

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The midnight shutdown put 800,000 government employees on leave, including those at the FDA, NIH and CDC.

Healthcare reform brinkmanship continues

Healthcare reform brinkmanship continues

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Congress continues to war over healthcare reform. Exchanges will be able to take on members even if the government closes up shop.

Business briefs: Sanofi, healthcare reform, compounders, NIH

Business briefs: Sanofi, healthcare reform, compounders, NIH

Sanofi's PCSK9 agent receives high praise from analysts, Consumer Reports analyzes healthcare reform, Congressional committees propose compounding legislation, NIH funds genomic research.

Business briefs: Healthcare reform, Amgen, Pakistan pharma stance, digital marketing

Despite a possible government standoff, exchanges are coming, as is a proffered rebrand; Amgen signs a university deal in China; Pakistan seeks to rein in pharma; digital marketing is on the rise, research shows

CMS projects healthcare spending to rise

CMS projects healthcare spending to rise

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Researchers says growth will average 5.8% a year between 2012 and 2022. They also anticipate generics will hit a leveling-off point that will drive average Rx prices upwards

Business briefs: Sanofi, Alzheimer's, and healthcare reform news

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Sanofi has to provide more Aubagio data to the UK's NICE; healthcare reform's sixes and sevens; NIH puts money toward Alzheimer's research

Business briefs: Biogen, Celgene, J&J, plus Obamacare TV push

Biogen extend Isis relationship for six years and $100M; HHS readies healthcare reform TV push; Medivir ends hep. B clinical trial; FDA approves Celgene cancer drug; Baxter seeks Enbrel biosimilar

Employer, employee healthcare costs to rise in 2014

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Benefits research studies show employers expect to lay out 7% more in healthcare costs in 2014, a move that has not been accompanied by lower employee costs.

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