Health Reform

From Inside Health Insurance Exchanges - In the halls and sessions at the World Health Care Congress in Washington, D.C., there was some hand-wringing over an April 10 Wall Street Journal article that indicated sales of short-term health insurance policies are surging — a trend HEX reported last September (HEX 9/15, p. 4). Read more

From AIS's Value-Based Care News - Jeff Patton, M.D., CEO of provider group Tennessee Oncology, which has 32 sites with more than 80 physicians, explained that his company established an oncology patient-centered medical home (PCMH) at one practice. Read more

Health Reform Blog

By Steve Davis - June 1, 2015
While determining rates for the 2016 plan year, health plan actuaries had a better understanding of who purchased coverage through a public exchange...and their health risks. It turns out that enrollees are older, sicker and use more prescription drugs than actuaries estimated for the first two...
By Steve Davis - April 10, 2015
A few months back, I interviewed a small business owner who decided to transition to the federal Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP). He liked the idea of giving his workers more health insurance choices and was intrigued by the small-business tax credit, which is available only through...
By Steve Davis - March 17, 2015
For the record, I don’t think the Supreme Court will decide only state-based exchanges can distribute federal premium subsidies. The court had its chance to strike down the individual mandate in 2012 but didn’t. But if I’m wrong, will a decision against HHS mean the end of public insurance...

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