Kaiser Permanente, the Oakland, California-based health system, is building a new headquarters in the same city. The new headquarters, which is called Kaiser Permanente Thrive Center and will accommodate 7,200 national and Northern California Region employees and physicians, comes with a price tag of about $900 million, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
The Trump administration was warned that its policy changes undermining the Affordable Care Act would cause disruption to healthcare coverage and likely increase taxes, according to a leaked internal memo, first reported by Politico. CMS Administrator Seema Verma penned the memo in August 2018 and outlined how several policy changes could negatively impact the ACA market.
As Medicare for all continues to gain traction among American voters and more Democratic presidential nominees take up the platform, the American Medical Association has decided not to support such an initiative.
HHS, with the Departments of Labor and Treasury, has issued a new rule to expand the use of health reimbursement coverage, which provide tax-preferred funds for employees to buy their own insurance on the individual market.