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How King v. Burwell could impact insurers' rate filings

In a  letter to the Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the American Academy of Actuaries urged the agency to take proactive steps to mitigate a Supreme Court ruling that would eliminate federal subsidies.

Past amendments could prohibit states from establishing exchanges

States hoping to establish their own isurance exchanges should the Supreme Court rule tax subsidies legal only in states that set up their own marketplaces will face technical challenges. A handful may face legal challenges as well.

King v. Burwell Supreme Court case: What you need to know [Special Report]

By Dori Zweig The Supreme Court is finally set to hear oral arguments in the King v. Burwell case. The case, over a year in the making, concerns the legality of federal subsidies in the Affordable...

ONC strategic plan raises diverse concerns

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's draft strategic plan for 2015-2020 has not been met with open arms, garnering a large number of wide ranging comments about the agency, its goals and the overall direction of health IT.

Texas nurse who contracted Ebola sues hospital chain

Nina Pham contracted Ebola during the care she provided to Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas last year, and is now suing the parent company for the damaged she suffered. 

BYOD security: Where hospitals must focus their efforts

While healthcare facilities are slowly issuing mobile devices to staff and caregiver teams, it's not happening as rapidly as some would like. To that end, many healthcare professionals increasingly are tapping their own personal smartphones and mobile computing devices to help them do their jobs. That, however, creates a big problem: the security issue (or lack thereof) when it comes to the information being shared, patient data being stored, images being housed, etc. One lost device, one misstep in emailing confidential data, a laptop stolen from a locker or a nurse's station means tremendous liability and legal headaches, not to mention the fallout in consumer trust.

At Federation of American Hospitals conference, officials call out Congress

The federal government's effect on the healthcare industry loomed large at the annual Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) conference held Monday at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in the District of Columbia.

Nurse who contracted Ebola to sue hospital chain

Nina Pham, one of two Texas nurses who contracted Ebola while treating the first patient diagnosed with the virus in America, will sue her employer's parent company, CNN reports.

GOP-led states weigh options should Supreme Court rule against ACA subsidies

Several states with a history of opposition to state insurance exchanges are now weighing their options should the Supreme Court rule in favor of the plaintiffs in the upcoming  King v. Burwell  case.

Group proposes major VA healthcare overhaul

A veterans' non-profit group is advocating a drastic reform of veterans' healthcare that would turn the Veterans Health Administration into a not-for-profit corporation, among other measures.