Category: In Case You Missed It

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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AHIP Testimony on Impact of Medicare Advantage Cuts on Seniors

This afternoon, the Senate Special Committee on Aging is holding a field hearing in Hartford, Connecticut on provider networks in the Medicare Advantage program. Continue reading

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ICYMI – WSJ: Medicare Advantage Cuts “Starting to Bite”

An editorial that ran in the Wall Street Journal over the holidays highlights the harmful impact the ACA’s cuts to Medicare Advantage are already starting to have on seniors in the program. Continue reading

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ICYMI: Consumers and Employers Prefer Smaller Provider Networks Over Higher Premiums

The health care reform law adds new benefits and brings new costs for consumers and employers. Continue reading

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ICYMI: New Report Shows Medicare Advantage Payment Cuts Disrupting Seniors’ Coverage

Data from a new study by Kaiser Family Foundation provides further evidence that the ACA’s Medicare Advantage payment cuts and new health insurance tax are disrupting coverage for the millions of seniors and people with disabilities who rely on this program for their health security. Continue reading

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ICYMI – AHIP’s Karen Ignagni Lays Out Priorities for November 30th

AHIP’s President & CEO Karen Ignagni on a call hosted by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners yesterday laid out health insurers’ key priorities for the November 30th deadline for the federal marketplace website. Continue reading

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ICYMI: Actuaries Warn Proposal Threatens Viability of New Insurance Markets

President Obama’s plan to provide states with the ability to reverse health insurance cancellations, and related proposals in Congress, could lead to negative consequences for consumers, health insurers, and the federal government, the American Academy of Actuaries’ Health Practice Council warned today. Continue reading

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ICYMI: Opposition to Delaying the Individual Mandate Continues to Grow

Recent editorials from the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and USA Today have joined the chorus of voices opposing proposals to delay the individual mandate. Continue reading

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