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Stars, drugs, elections and rate cuts will top insurers' agenda
By Paul Demko | September 27, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
On the eve of the 2015 open enrollment period for Medicare beneficiaries, insurance leaders will gather in Washington to discuss public healthcare programs.
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Vital Signs
'Copper plans' could cut subsidies, lower deficit, but would consumers bite?
By Paul Demko | August 19, 2014
Allowing cheaper health plans designed to cover just half of medical costs to be sold on the exchanges would result in 350,000 additional individuals enrolling in coverage in the next decade, according to an analysis by Avalere Health.
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Vital Signs
Consumers using, but confused about, health savings accounts, surveys find
By Rachel Landen | July 10, 2014
Nearly 17.4 million Americans participate in health savings account-eligible insurance plans, a decade after Congress authorized the creation of health savings accounts, according to results of a census released this week by industry trade group America's Health Insurance Plans.
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Insurers urge subsidies for catastrophic plans
By Rachel Landen | June 11, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Insurers are pushing the government to provide financial assistance to people buying what are commonly referred to as catastrophic health plans.
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Reform Update: Cost-sharing insurance plans may not be more affordable overall
By Rachel Landen | June 05, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
State-based and federally facilitated exchanges are required by the reform law to provide advanced premium tax credits and cost-sharing reductions to low-income plan enrollees. However, a study out this week from consultancy Avalere Health found that insurers' latitude in meeting these requirements...
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VA scandal shows the realities of rationing care
By Modern Healthcare | May 31, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Veterans Affairs Department is an example of single-payer, government-provided healthcare.
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High drug costs may lead to price controls, AHIP's Ignagni says
By Paul Demko | May 24, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The staggering cost of Sovaldi, the $1,000-a-pill treatment for hepatitis C, is prompting serious discussions among healthcare leaders about the price tags of potentially life-saving specialty drugs and whether the government should regulate those prices.
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HHS warns that premium-assistance charities must be independent
By Joe Carlson | May 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Federal officials are renewing strong warnings to hospitals and drug companies not to use charities as fronts to illegally funnel money to patients.
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Excessive drug costs could invite price caps: AHIP's Ignagni
By Paul Demko | May 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The steep cost of Sovaldi—Gilead Sciences' $1,000-per-pill treatment for hepatitis C—is prompting wide-ranging discussions about the cost of drugs and whether the government should take more steps to regulate the cost of potentially life-saving treatments.
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CMS proposes Medicare coverage for non-invasive valve repair devices
By Virgil Dickson | May 16, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The CMS is proposing to offer national coverage for devices meant to help treat mitral regurgitation (MR), a disorder in which the heart valve that separates the upper and lower chambers on the left side of the heart does not close properly.
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