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The larger point of Anthem’s discussion is that rising health care costs have several roots. There is no one culprit that is driving costs.
Blue Shield of California outlines the new health insurer and transitional reinsurance tax to be levied on all plans in 2014.
I’ve talked with numerous people who, like me, had high hopes that CO-OPs would be a consumer focused option where the business model was not driven by profits.
The contradictory nature of Washington lawmakers was on full display this past week as they lobbied the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) not to cut reimbursements to privately run Medicare Advantage plans while allowing the budget sequester to curtail funding for Medicare cancer patients.
The Covered California Milliman study suggests that there might be as much as a 15% difference from the statewide average health insurance rate depending on a person’s location.
Will the new healthcare reform insurance application (aka Obamacare) become a bureaucratic paperwork nightmare?
California’s developing health insurance exchange, Covered California, presented two webinars recently to review the streamline application process and budding Assister Program to help residents sign up for health insurance through the new state exchange.
The obstacle in matching your health insurance to a doctor is that health insurance companies contract with physician groups and hospitals. These contracts include negotiated prices for a variety of procedures, tests and office visits.
Web query surveillance, while practiced by the federal government for sometime to identify terrorist activities, may become an emerging tool for product marketing and health indicators in the future.
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has issued an emergency regulation requiring health insurance companies to cover the therapy as “medically necessary treatment” for children with autism.