Category: In Case You Missed It

Medicare Advantage Seniors Go to Washington #tbt

Recently, some of the 1.8 million members of the Coalition for Medicare Choices headed to Washington for a Capitol Hill briefing about the value of Medicare Advantage and the importance of protecting individuals who choose these plans. These beneficiaries spoke about how Medicare Advantage has improved their lives with preventive care and disease management services, and also protected their finances with out-of-pocket caps. Continue reading

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#Voices4MA — Seniors take their stories to the Hill

This week, five of the 1.8 million members of the Coalition for Medicare Choices headed to Washington for a Capitol Hill briefing, “The Medicare Advantage Experience: Perspectives from Providers and Beneficiaries.” Continue reading

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2014: A Year in Health Care

To close off 2014, let’s take a look at this year’s most-read posts on the AHIP Coverage blog. The list of top stories shows what health care issues are important to health plans, patients, the media, and policymakers, namely, soaring health care costs and the value of Medicare Advantage coverage. Continue reading

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Ignagni: Challenging the status quo with health plan innovation

This week at the State Issues Conference in Washington, D.C., AHIP President and CEO Karen Ignagni delivered remarks on how health plans are bringing innovation to the delivery system as well how the regulatory and legislative environments could undermine their innovative solutions. Continue reading

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AHIP’s Institute 2014 – Breaking the Mold to Change Health Care for Consumers

AHIP’s 2014 Institute in Seattle featured speakers who are breaking the mold in their industries. Whether at Oscar, Trader Joe’s, REI, Nordstrom, or Civis Analytics, these speakers told the thousands of health care stakeholders who gathered in Seattle that “innovation is about taking risks,” and that they should “unleash the power of consumers.” Continue reading

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Ignagni Op-Ed: To Get More People Covered, Give Them More Affordable Choices

An op-ed by AHIP CEO Karen Ignagni was published today in the Huffington Post: Continue reading

Posted in: Health Care Costs, In Case You Missed It

Industry Solutions Draw Headlines Across the Country

The industry’s solutions for affordability, stability, and accessibility for consumers have made headlines across the country. Continue reading

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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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204 Members of Congress Sign New Bipartisan Letter Urging CMS to Protect Seniors in Medicare Advantage

A bipartisan group of 204 members of the U.S. House of Representatives recently sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) urging the Medicare agency to protect seniors by maintaining current Medicare Advantage (MA) payment levels in 2015. Continue reading

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ICYMI: Ignagni’s Remarks on Proposed Cuts to Medicare Advantage

A new report from Oliver Wyman estimates that Medicare Advantage beneficiaries would face premium increases and benefit reductions of $35-$75 per month, or $420-$900 next year, if new proposed cuts to Medicare Advantage take effect next year. AHIP President and CEO Karen Ignagni and Glenn Giese, a Principal at Oliver Wyman, discussed this report on a media conference call last Thursday, February 27. Continue reading

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