Providing Relief Right Now for Patients
A functioning, competitive market for health insurance is a crucial element of providing patients access to quality, affordable care. But with skyrocketing premiums and narrowing choices, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has done damage to this market and created great burdens for many Americans.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is committed to doing everything in our power to provide relief immediately. Within what the law allows, HHS is taking action to stabilize the individual and small group insurance markets (the markets most affected by the ACA) so that they work better for everyone.
We are going through every page of regulations and guidance related to the Affordable Care Act to determine whether or not they work for patients and whether or not they are making our health care system better.
May 17, 2017
HHS plans to streamline the process of signing up for individual insurance by making it easier to use tools besides Healthcare.gov.
May 16, 2017
HHS releases an Innovation Waiver Checklist to support states applying for exemptions from certain requirements of the Affordable Care Act.
May 15, 2017
CMS plans to propose streamlining the way small businesses can buy insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act.
April 13, 2017
We’ve released new rules for the individual insurance market to boost competition, keep down premiums, and discourage gaming the system. Read on to find out how they work.
March 14, 2017
HHS Secretary Price and CMS Administrator Verma sent a letter to states expressing openness to new ideas that would improve access to care for patients in the Medicaid program.
March 13, 2017
HHS is committed to offering the most flexibility we can under the law to let states figure out ways to offer more choices at better prices.
February 23, 2017
We’re going to let millions of Americans hold onto insurance plans that work for them — here’s how.
February 17, 2017
We’ve streamlined and delayed deadlines for insurers planning to offer plans in 2018. Read more to find out how this helps you.
February 15, 2017
We’ve released proposals for the individual insurance market to boost competition, keep down premiums, and discourage gaming the system. Read on to find out how they work.