Category: Fact Check

What’s in a network: Value, Access, Satisfaction

The focus this week has been about how health plans are delivering value and peace of mind for patients. But we can’t talk value and peace of mind without highlighting another strategy that gives consumers access to quality care while keeping prices down – high-value networks. Continue reading

Posted in: Fact Check

Formularies, a tool in the fight for affordable life-saving care

Health plans have a long list of tools they use to deliver better value and access to health care consumers. One that’s worth noting is prescription drug formularies – lists of the generic and brand name drugs that are covered – that are developed to encourage the use of safe, effective, and affordable medications. Continue reading

Posted in: Fact Check

Another role for plans: Help consumers make the most of their health benefits

Navigating the complex health care system isn’t always easy, especially for newly enrolled consumers who are using their new benefits for the first time. But health plans are there to help these new consumers sort through the system and prepare them to take charge of their health coverage and care. Continue reading

Posted in: Fact Check

Solving health care’s biggest problems

Health plans have important roles to play in health care, guiding patients through the system, providing access to the best treatments, and protecting patients from medical bankruptcy. They’re also on the frontlines tackling challenges in an industry that is undergoing unprecedented change. Continue reading

Posted in: Fact Check

New Study: Coverage Options Available to Significantly Limit Costs for Those With Chronic Conditions

A new independent analysis from HealthPocket has found that consumers have a range of coverage options to choose from, including plans that can significantly limit out-of-pocket costs for those with chronic conditions and the most medical needs. Continue reading

Posted in: Fact Check

Health Plans: Delivering Value and Peace of Mind for Patients

As a reader of this blog, you know that we regularly talk a lot about challenges facing the health care system. And rightly so, as there are a great many. But this week we’re going to spend some time highlighting the value that health plans bring to the American health care system and particularly what plans mean for patients who need care the most. Continue reading

Posted in: Fact Check

Medicare drug coverage: Peace of mind that’s good for the wallet

The majority of seniors are overwhelmingly satisfied with their Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage and it’s not hard to see why. Continue reading

Posted in: Fact Check

Medicaid health plans get innovative

As we’ve highlighted this week, health plans play an important role in providing access to better care, better health outcomes, and better value for millions of beneficiaries who depend on public programs like Medicaid, Medicare, and Medicare Part D. Continue reading

Posted in: Fact Check

Health Plans in Public Programs: Better Care, Better Value

Through public-private partnerships, health plans provide access to coordinated care that meets the unique health needs of diverse patient populations. The result is better care, better health outcomes, and better value for millions of beneficiaries who depend on these important programs. Continue reading

Posted in: Fact Check

Medicare Advantage and value added

We’ve long known the benefits of Medicare Advantage for millions of seniors. Today, a new blog post from The New York Times sheds more light on the fact that Medicare Advantage delivers superior quality to beneficiaries. Continue reading

Posted in: Fact Check