Surveys Suggest Doctors Have A Mixed View Of The Health Law
California Healthline examines polls that show how doctors' opinions have evolved since the passage of the law. Also, CNBC reports on oversight issues concerning federal premium payments to insurers.
Many Providers Hated the ACA When It Became Law. Have Their Opinions Changed Five Years Later?
In 2009, President Obama said, "What's most telling is that some of the people who are most supportive of reform are the very medical professionals who know the health care system best." While the health care reform law eventually gained the backing of the American Medical Association, surveys and physician commentary over the past five years provide a striking contrast to Obama's assertion. (Drost, 6/17)
Big Obamacare Funds 'At Risk' Due To Lax Oversight
The federal agency in charge of Obamacare paid insurers almost $2.8 billion last year without adequate controls in place to make sure the money was being properly disbursed, according to an internal watchdog. Without such "effective internal controls ... a significant amount of federal funds are at risk," said the report issued by the inspector general of the U.S. Health and Human Services Department on Tuesday. (Mangan, 6/17)