Why Telemedicine has Been Such a Bust so Far

The next big thing in health care? For more than a decade, it was supposed to be telemedicine. But telemedicine is still far from mainstream. Even a study sponsored by a telemedicine provider from late 2017 still found that 82 percent of U.S. consumers do not use it.

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Double Digit Rate Hikes for ObamaCare Plans

Double Digit Rate Hikes for ObamaCare Plans

ObamaCare insurers in New York and Washington state are proposing double-digit rate hikes for 2019, citing recent and upcoming changes to the law. In New York, 14 insurers are asking state regulators to approve an average rate hike of 24 percent, while 11 insurers in Washington state want to increase premiums by an average of 19.08 percent.

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Plan to Wind Down Support for the Federal Exchanges

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) plans to “wind down” support for the federal exchanges by the time open enrollment hits in 2019 and shift funding to states.

For that strategy to work, the agency is relying on Congress to do something it failed to do several times last year: Pass an ACA repeal. CMS detailed its plan in a fiscal year 2019 budget justification (PDF) released this week that outlines a $403 million cut to its program operations budget next year.

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