Health Reform

From ACO Business News - The partnership, announced on Sept. 17, 2014, encompasses Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, Huntington Memorial Hospital, MemorialCare Health System, PIH Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center and UCLA Health System. The seven, along with the Anthem, Inc. Read more

From Inside Health Insurance Exchanges - When shopping for health coverage on public insurance exchanges, consumers typically have just two key data points on which to base their decision: the premium and the deductible. Those who haven’t previously purchased coverage on their own tend to choose the lowest-priced option. And that can be a costly mistake. Out-of-pocket costs for medical services and prescription drugs can vary up to 600% depending on the metal level of a chosen… Read more

Health Reform Blog

By Steve Davis - February 25, 2015
Based on early income tax filings, a surprisingly large number of people who bought coverage through insurance exchanges last year will need to pay back a portion of their advance premium tax credit. So far, 52% of people who bought coverage through an exchange will need to refund some money...
By Steve Davis - December 30, 2014
Just before Christmas, Iowa-based CoOportunity Health, Inc. got something far worse than a stocking bulging with coal…it received word that it could be forced into liquidation. Iowa’s Insurance Commissioner Nick Gerhart will take over as “rehabilitator” for the Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (...
By Steve Davis - December 5, 2014
In June, three years will have passed since the Supreme Court ruled that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) went too far by withholding all Medicaid funding from states that don’t expand program eligibility to adults with annual incomes up to 133% of the federal poverty level. Since that decision, just...

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