Category: Issue Alert

Medicare Advantage Plans Closing the Gap in Health Care Disparities and Access

Medicare Advantage plans in the western United States are proving it’s possible to reduce and ultimately erase racial disparities in health care, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Continue reading

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What They Are Saying About Plans Supporting Consumers Through Open Enrollment: News Headlines

The health plan community’s efforts to support consumers during the enrollment and renewal process have made headlines across the country. Continue reading

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Proposed Efforts to Support Consumers During the Enrollment and Renewal Process

Health plans are taking proactive steps to help mitigate any confusion or disruption to consumers during this period. Continue reading

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Behavioral Health Care: Health Plans Promoting Personalized Care and Innovative Programs

Improving the mental health care system is a serious issue that requires many stakeholders working together toward a solution. And health plans are part of the solution, devoting significant resources to get patients the quality care they need to manage their conditions. Continue reading

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Health plans engage patients inside and outside of the health care system

Health plans are going above and beyond to engage patients and improve the health of their communities. A new article in Hospitals & Health Networks Daily offers first-hand examples of Kaiser Permanente, Humana, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan doing just that. Continue reading

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Lifesaving and life changing

To understand the true value health plans offer, let’s turn to patients to hear why health insurance is so important to them. Continue reading

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AHIP and the EPA Collaborate to Improve Asthma Management Through Health Plan Innovation

America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) will collaborate with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to identify and promote health plan best practices that align with the National Institute of Health’s EPR-3 asthma guidelines and that take into account the role of environmental triggers that affect asthma. Continue reading

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Buzzfeed Quiz: Rising drug prices – Test your knowledge

Think you know high drug prices are rising? Try your hand at this Buzzfeed quiz and find out how serious the problem really is. Continue reading

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That Time Pharma Companies Projected the Cost of Developing a Drug and Everyone LOL’d

2.6 billion dollars. That’s how much drugmakers would have people believe it costs to develop a single therapy. It’s the number that the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development released this week, presumably in an attempt to explain the skyrocketing prices being charged for many prescription drugs. Continue reading

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Actuaries: High-cost meds threaten Medicaid’s ability to deliver quality, affordable care

In a recent analysis, the American Academy of Actuaries warns of a high-cost issue threatening Medicaid’s ability to balance access, quality, and affordability. The high-cost issue is the unsustainable price of breakthrough medications, like $1,000-a-pill Sovaldi. Continue reading

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