Category: AHIP

AHIP Celebrates Health Literacy Month

October is National Health Literacy Month – a time to reflect upon the role health literacy plays in health status and outcomes, use of insurance benefits, and the experience of care. Continue reading

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AHIP’s Coalition for Medicare Choices Expands

More than 15 million American seniors rely on Medicare Advantage (MA) for their health care needs, and now they have an even bigger voice to protect those critical benefits. The Coalition for Medicare Choices (CMC)—a grassroots network of 1.6 million seniors enrolled in MA—has just expanded its operation with new online resources and public events, serving to promote the value of the program throughout the year. Continue reading

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AHIP’s Durham: Facing a public health crisis, stakeholders have to act responsibly

“Why are prices for some specialty drugs so high and what if anything can be done about it?” AHIP’s Executive Vice President of Policy and Regulatory Affairs Dan Durham was interviewed about the challenge. 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 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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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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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

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Overwhelming Majority of Seniors Satisfied with Their Medigap Coverage

Ninety-four percent of seniors enrolled in Medigap are satisfied with their coverage, according to a new Purple Insights survey released by America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). Continue reading

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Ignagni Op-Ed in New York Times: We Must Keep Coverage Affordable

AHIP CEO Karen Ignagni recently wrote an op-ed for the New York Times on keeping coverage affordable. Continue reading

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