Author Archives: AHIP Coverage

Judge Worried Consolidated Health System “Would Be So Dominant that it Could Raise Prices at Will”

A Washington Post article examines the effect of provider consolidation on prices. Continue reading

Posted in: Health Care Costs

Quoted: “Providers and Pharmaceuticals are Essentially Taking Advantage of the American Public”

See what Tom Sackville of the International Federation of Health Plans has to say about their recent report. Continue reading

Posted in: Health Care Costs

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The International Federation of Health Plans has released its annual report comparing health care costs in the U.S. to those around the globe. Continue reading

Posted in: Cost Alert, Health Care Costs

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

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