A new analysis shows healthcare payers may face a rocky road as recent legal battles continue to brew over ACA subsidies.
Over the years, insurers have tried--with varying degrees of success--to rein in prices and moderate the costs of prescription drugs. But to ensure consumers can afford speciality tier drugs, a new issue brief from the Robert Wood Johnson foundation recommends payers team up with state and federal regulators to combat the soaring prices.
UnitedHealth is top dog when it comes to Medicare Part D presence in the U.S. health insurance market, according to a new study from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Implementation of the Affordable Care Act was meant to stop insurers from discrimination against consumers with pre-existing or expensive-to-treat conditions. Yet many critics worry new barriers from healthcare insurers continually lead to certain bias, reports the Associated Press.
Top 10 executives at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama earned an additional $1 million each in 2013, and collectively have doubled their pay since 2011, according to an article on Al.com.
For the past year, opposition to the Affordable Care Act--implemented back in 2010--has been above 50 percent. Once again, according to the latest Fox News poll, this continues to be true.
What does a $1,600 custom-made diaper rash treatment, $8,500 scar-reduction cream and a $2,300 pain-relieving salve all have in common? Their price tag, and more often than not, healthcare insurers are left to pick up the expensive bill for compounded medicines, reports the New York Times.
Despite providing coverage to more than 10 million previously uninsured Americans, the Affordable Care Act will face hurdles once November rolls around, reports the Huffington Post.
Without primary care physicians embracing the Affordable Care Act, transitions in American healthcare won't be easy. For starters, that would require payment alignment.
As healthcare costs rise, low-income consumers struggle to pay their premiums. So hospitals are finding ways to help individuals and families pay their share of subsidies. While this may bode well for the consumers in need, payers are not as thrilled with the initiative, reports Kaiser Health News.
It's a stigma young adults tend to be unconcerned with health coverage and unaware of its benefits, but a new Deloitte report shows they're actually well-versed in health insurance--they just want a higher return on the money they spend for it.
Large employers expect health insurance costs to rise about 6.5 percent on average next year, so they're taking steps to reign in their spending, control costs and avoid taxes, finds a new survey from the National Business Group on Health.
The overall satisfaction rate among consumer-driven health plan enrollees is on the rise, but on the way down among those in traditional managed care plans, according to the latest research from the Employee Benefit Research Institute.
WellPoint Inc., the second-largest health insurer in the U.S., which operates Anthem and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield plans, announced yesterday that it's changing its name to Anthem, Inc. to better align its corporate identity and product brands, the Wall Street Journal reported.
The less competitive a health insurance market is, the higher the premium rates are, according to a report funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.