Month: April 2018
Exchange Official ‘Deeply Concerned’ About Impact of Short-Term Health Insurance Plans on Premiums
The head of Nevada’s health insurance exchange is “deeply concerned” about a proposed federal rule change that would extend the length of short-term health plans, saying in a Friday letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that the policy will likely result in higher premiums for people who purchase insurance on the exchange.
Premiums for ObamaCare-eligible health insurance plans are soaring this year, according to an analysis by the Urban Institute.
Medicare will require hospitals to post their standard prices online and make electronic medical records more readily available to patients, officials said Tuesday.
As the state contemplates major changes as to how health care will be financed and delivered, California gubernatorial candidates have outlined their positions.
Word & Brown General Agency has added a small group health option to its California portfolio: Oscar. The addition of Oscar’s new business plans gives brokers and employers in Los Angeles and Orange County more choice when it comes to finding a flexible health insurance plan to meet the diverse needs of different employee groups.
The drug industry set several quarterly records for lobbying spending in the first three months of 2018 as it faced pressure from President Donald Trump’s administration and lawmakers on drug pricing, generic medicines and trade.
Analysis: Most Short-Term Health Plans Don’t Cover Drug Treatment or Prescription Drugs, and None Cover Maternity Care
A new Kaiser Family Foundation analysis of short-term, limited duration health plans for sale through two major national online brokers finds big gaps in the benefits they offer.
The nation's largest trade group for health insurance companies is sounding the alarm on a proposal from the Trump administration that would expand the sale of plans that cover fewer services.
California Hospitals Must Cough Up Millions To Meet Charity Care Rules
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has ordered three California hospitals to pay out millions of dollars to local nonprofits, declining their requests to be freedfrom charity obligations required under state law.
Calif. Leads Nation In Pushing Back Against Trump Administration Health Policies
These days, when the federal government turns in one direction, California veers in the other — and in the case of health care, it’s a sharp swerve.