Affordable Care Act

The ACA marketplace: A new public option?

July 18, 2016
Leading health economist weighs in on President Obama’s proposal for a Medicare-like public option on the health care exchanges

Largest Texas health insurer requests to raise premiums on individual policies

June 13, 2016
The only carrier in all of Texas’ 254 counties seeks rate increases in three popular HMO plans

Costly competition? A closer look at the health insurance marketplace

May 5, 2016
What effect will UnitedHealth’s scale back in several states have on your insurance premiums?

Millennials and health care: Health insurance

January 28, 2016
Young people find that their options for health insurance have changed—for the better and the worse—since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act

Q&A: What you should know about the ACA’s “Cadillac tax”

September 10, 2015

The Affordable Care Act’s tax on high-cost employer health plans will affect an estimated one in four U.S. employers when it takes effect in 2018 and could jeopardize the ever-popular flexible spending accounts (which lets employees set aside pre-tax money for certain medical expenses).

Implementing Affordable Care Act mandated health risk assessments will stretch primary care providers beyond capacity

November 18, 2014

The Affordable Care Act established a Medicare Annual Wellness Visit that mandates the inclusion of routine health risk assessments (HRAs), but until recently little was known about the extent to which health care providers can routinely engage patients, and about the health risks and patient attitudes that will be uncovered.

Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry utilizes federal program to bring much-needed dental care to North Texas

July 8, 2014

Dallas residents lacking adequate access to dental care are benefiting from Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry’s community-based clinical training program. Since January, the dental school has formed partnerships with three area nonprofits.

Make your doctor a partner in your healthier lifestyle

April 16, 2014

This year, participants in employer-based health plans are likely to see an additional incentive for an annual physical, as provisions in the Affordable Care Act have made it easier for employers to encourage employee health by subsidizing premiums for those who engage in healthy living habits. But that shouldn’t be the only reason you visit the doctor this year.

Dental coverage for children in health care act

April 22, 2013

When it comes to health care, the mouth is often treated separately from the rest of the body, but the Affordable Care Act may serve to bridge the gap – at least for children – says the Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry.