Author Archives: AHIP Coverage

NYT: Specialty Drug Prices “Soaring”

A New York Times article examines a report about specialty drugs, finding that prices are “soaring.” Continue reading

Posted in: Health Care Costs, Issue Alert

ACA’s Health Insurance Tax: Making Coverage More Expensive for Families, Small Businesses

It’s April 15, and taxes are on everyone’s mind. Continue reading

Posted in: ACA

“An Ironic Touch for a Law Meant to Make Health Coverage Cheaper”

From the Daily Caller on the health reform law’s new taxes. Continue reading

Posted in: ACA

The Latest Health Care-Related Legislation

Check out the latest health care-related legislation introduced in the House and Senate. Continue reading

Posted in: On The Hill

“Collectively, the 1,000 highest-paid Medicare doctors received $3.05 billion in payments.”

Yesterday, CMS released Medicare spending data that sheds new light on physicians’ billing practices. A Wall Street Journal article looks at the data, finding “The top 1% of 825,000 individual medical providers accounted for 14% of the $77 billion in billing recorded in the data.” Continue reading

Posted in: Health Care Costs

The Latest Health Care-Related Legislation

Check out the latest health care-related legislation introduced in the House and Senate. Continue reading

Posted in: On The Hill

Ignagni USA Today Op-Ed: Don’t Harm Seniors in Medicare Advantage

A new USA Today op-ed by AHIP President and CEO Karen Ignagni warns that proposed cuts to Medicare Advantage will harm seniors in the program – repeating the significant disruption that occurred when the program was cut in the 1990s. Continue reading

Posted in: AHIP, AHIP in the News, Issue Alert

WSJ Op-Ed: ACA’s Health Insurance Tax “Hidden Hit On Businesses”

With the ACA’s $100 billion health insurance tax starting this year, small and medium-size businesses “will bear the brunt of the tax…Many will be forced to raise their employees’ share of premium payments or, worse, lay off workers to pay the escalating costs of health care for their core employees,” according to a Wall Street Journal op-ed from Bernie Marcus, co-founder and former chairman and CEO of Home Depot. Continue reading

Posted in: ACA, Issue Alert

More Than 100,000 Seniors Have Mobilized Against Proposed Cuts to Medicare Advantage

Less than a week before final Medicare Advantage payment rates are announced for 2015, seniors across the country are mobilizing to protect Medicare Advantage from a 5.9 percent payment cut proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Continue reading

Posted in: Issue Alert

Post-Open Enrollment, Focus Needs to Shift to Keeping Coverage Affordable

For the first time, millions of Americans across the country have the peace of mind that health insurance provides. Continue reading

Posted in: ACA, AHIP