We wrote earlier this spring about a batch of ACA litigation still slogging its way through the courts, including one that the Supreme Court has just agreed to take. This is a challenge from health insurers who say the federal government owes them a great big bushel of money.
The case, which is consolidating three lawsuits known as Moda Health Plan v. United States, Maine Community Health Options v. United States, and Land of Lincoln Mutual Health Insurance v. United States, means that the government could have to pay out billions of dollars under the Affordable Care Act – while that very same federal government is still trying to dismantle the ACA in the Texas vs. Azar lawsuit that goes before an appeals court in July. Continue reading
As implementation of the Affordable Care Act marches on, a host of new terms will become part of health journalists’ new vocabulary.
Joanne Kenen, AHCJ’s topic leader on health reform, is steadily adding terms to the health reform glossary and key concepts section of the website to help reporters explain these complicated issues to readers, viewers and listeners.
Two that you’re likely to hear more about are the multi-state plan and the advanceable tax credit. The multi-state plan was devised as a way to add consumer options and competition to the health insurance exchanges [read more] and the advanceable tax credit is what will help lower- and middle-income people buy insurance in the exchanges [read more].
Other terms recently added to the site include:
Be sure to see the data and resource links AHCJ has compiled to help reporters cover this complex topic.