The Remedy For Surprise Medical Bills May Lie In Stitching Up Federal Law

September 11, 2018

When Drew Calver had a heart attack last year, his health plan paid nearly $56,000 for the 44-year-old’s four-day emergency hospital stay at St. David’s Medical Center in Austin, Texas, a hospital that was not in his insurance network. But the hospital charged Calver another $109,000. That sum — a so-called balance bill — was the difference between what the hospital and his insurer thought his care was worth. Read More

Stable Costs May Shift ‘Obamacare’ Politics

September 11, 2018

After two years of double-digit premium hikes, millions of people covered under the Affordable Care Act will see only modest increases next year, according to an exclusive analysis that highlights the changing politics of health care heading into the midterm elections. Read More

CaliforniaChoice Adds Oscar Health to Portfolio

September 4, 2018

CHOICE Administrators announced today it is adding Oscar Health to its CaliforniaChoice small business, multi-carrier private exchange. With the addition of Oscar, employers with up to 100 employees have access to eight health plans through CaliforniaChoice. Read More

Trump Making Progress in Reducing Drug Prices

September 4, 2018

Dana Goldman is director of the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics at the University of Southern California. He serves as a consultant to drug companies and holds equity in Precision Health Economics. Anupam Jena is the Ruth L. Newhouse associate professor of health care policy at Harvard Medical School, an internist at Massachusetts General Hospital and consultant to Precision Health Economics and drug companies. Read More