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

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“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

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The Latest Health Care-Related Legislation

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

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“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

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AHIP Statement on Medicare Advantage Payment Rates

Statement from America’s Health Insurance Plans’ (AHIP) President and CEO Karen Ignagni on 2015 Medicare Advantage payment rates: “In recent weeks, tens of thousands of seniors, a majority of the U.S. Congress, and more than 170 stakeholder organizations raised concerns about the harmful impact proposed cuts to Medicare Advantage would have on the more than 15 million beneficiaries enrolled in the program.  The changes CMS included in the final rate notice will help mitigate the impact on seniors, but the [...]

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New Bipartisan Letter Urges CMS to Protect Seniors in Medicare Advantage

A bipartisan group of 29 members of Congress sent a new letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) urging the Medicare agency to protect seniors in Medicare Advantage by maintaining current payment rates for 2015. Continue reading

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NEW VIDEO: Democrats Urge CMS to Stop Cuts to Medicare Advantage

Democrats recently took to the House floor to express concern about the impact on seniors of a new 5.9 percent cut to Medicare Advantage proposed by the Medicare agency. Continue reading

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New Video Showcases Vast Movement to Protect Medicare Advantage

VIDEO: Seniors, stakeholders, and lawmakers urge CMS to keep Medicare Advantage payments flat next year Continue reading

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