Another Legal Challenge to the ACA

July 26, 2022

The plaintiffs in Kelley v. Becerra are arguing that the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that preventive services be covered without cost sharing is unconstitutional. In a factsheet published yesterday, the Urban Institute says that the ACA requirement has had an especially a large effect on women, partly because contraception is among the services covered by the no-cost-sharing rules that apply to private insurers.

Medicaid Managed Care Plans Coming Under Scrutiny

June 20, 2022

States looked to Medicaid managed care plans to control costs and provide some predictability. Now a growing number are asking questions of the plans and investigating whether the plans are living up to their state contracts. Meanwhile, new federal reporting requirements are being implemented that may shed some light on how the plans operate.