Health insurance

Coverage gains for people of color are slowing

Reproduced from The Commonwealth Fund; Chart: Axios Visuals

The Affordable Care Act reduced racial disparities in health insurance, but that progress has stalled since 2016, a new Commonwealth Fund analysis says.

Between the lines: The uninsured rate among people of color leveled off in 2016, and racial disparities in actual care still persist, even with lower uninsured rates.

Humana expects "substantial" benefit from spiking ACA tax

Humana CEO Bruce Broussard at a conference.
Humana CEO Bruce Broussard. Photo: Steven Ferdman/Getty Images

Humana CEO Bruce Broussard told investors at a small Goldman Sachs conference last week that the recent repeal of the Affordable Care Act's health insurance tax is "a substantial benefit to the company's stakeholders," according to a summary of the meeting from Goldman Sachs.

The bottom line: This policy reversal will translate into hundreds of millions of dollars going toward Wall Street, but Broussard was more sheepish at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference this week, where he would not say exactly how much of that money would be booked as profit.