ACA/Health Reform Posts

Groupon Health Care Deals?

September 10, 2019

Emory University medical fellow Dr. Nicole Herbst was shocked when she saw three patients who came in with abnormal results from chest CT scans they had bought on Groupon. Yes, Groupon — the online coupon mecca that also sells discounted fitness classes and foosball tables. Read More

Nevada Has Fewer Uninsured, But State Still Ranks High

September 5, 2019

Nevada saw a 30 percent drop in the number of uninsured residents between 2009 and 2017 as a result of federal health care reform, but the latest data show its uninsured rate at the end of that period was still the sixth highest in the nation. Read More

Medicare Plan Finder Upgrade: Will Brokers Need to Keep Hard Copy RX Lists?

September 5, 2019

The CMS on Tuesday launched a redesigned Medicare Plan Finder to help Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers shop for and compare Medicare Advantage and Part D plans, the first major update to the most popular tool in a decade. The changes include an improved mobile-friendly design, as 25% of beneficiaries accessed the plan finder via mobile devices in 2018 and that number is growing quickly. Read More

Protect Yourself and Your Family by Securing Health Insurance, Says Nevada Health Link Chair

September 5, 2019

It’s that time of year to start thinking about health insurance. For Nevadans who don’t have coverage through their employer or don’t qualify for Medicare or Medicaid, securing health insurance can be daunting. Enter Silver State Health Insurance Exchange, Nevada’s state agency that helps individuals obtain budget-appropriate health coverage through the online marketplace, Nevada Health Link. Read More

Push On ‘Surprise’ Medical Bills Hits New Roadblocks

September 5, 2019

A bipartisan push for legislation to protect patients from massive "surprise" medical bills is facing a buzzsaw of opposition from doctors and hospitals and reservations from some Democrats worried about delivering President Trump a health care victory when he is still attacking ObamaCare. Read More

U.S. Judge Approves CVS Purchase of Insurer Aetna

September 5, 2019

A federal judge reviewing a Justice Department decision to allow U.S. pharmacy chain and benefits manager CVS Health Corp to merge with health insurer Aetna said on Wednesday that the agreement was in fact legal under antitrust law. Read More