Obamacare

States weigh legal response as Trump guts Obamacare

By GREGORY ZELLER // It’s not quite “Cuomo to Trump: See You in Court.” But in a scathing rebuke Friday of the Trump administration’s attempts to shatter Obamacare by executive decree, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo swung the door to a litigious civil war wide open. One day after signing an executive order allowing the sale of some health insurance plans that are exempt from certain Affordable Care Act regulations – including rules ensuring coverage…


Health insurers ask for big rate hikes

New York health insurers are asking for premium increases of as much as 45 percent for 2017 as they try to combat rising costs and, in some instances, offset mega losses. In a statement released Wednesday, the New York Health Plan Association said the hikes “reflect increases that are the direct result of the underlying cost of care and marketplace changes that continue to impact health plans’ operations.” The average requested increase for individual plans…