Tag: premiums

New AHIP Issue Brief Outlines Patient Protections Against Soaring Prescription Drug Prices

As prescription drug prices continue to rise, a new issue brief on patient cost sharing shows how health plans are working to protect patients from the soaring cost of treatments and medications. Even as health plans are covering the vast majority of the cost associated with prescription medications, drug companies continue to demand a blank check, driving up costs across the board for everyone. Continue reading

Posted in: AHIP Studies and Reports, Uncategorized

#TBT – Lawmakers Make Their Voices Heard on House Floor to #RepealtheHIT

More members of Congress have taken to the floor of the House of Representatives to discuss the harm caused by the health insurance tax. Continue reading

Posted in: In Case You Missed It, On The Hill, Uncategorized, What They Are Saying

Pharma’s Red Herring

Whenever drugmakers can’t come up with a sound argument against good policy, they roll out their time-tested “price controls” diversion. Please. Continue reading

Posted in: Cost Alert

Why a Small-group Expansion Delay Protects Consumers

A provision in the Affordable Care Act that is set to redefine the small-group insurance market to include companies that have 51 to100 employees starting Jan. 1, 2016, will place upward pressure on premiums, according to an issue brief from the American Academy of Actuaries. Continue reading

Posted in: In Case You Missed It

You Can’t Deny the Facts

Given the recent focus on consolidation in the health care industry and how such activity would impact the cost of coverage, it’s crucial to bear in mind several important facts. Continue reading

Posted in: Fact Check

What’s behind health insurance premiums?

With recent discussions surrounding insurance premiums, it’s important to acknowledge an important fact: Premiums track directly with the underlying cost of care. Continue reading

Posted in: Health Care Costs

Taking Steps to Make Coverage Affordable

There are two things Congress can do now to support affordability in health care coverage: allow states to maintain their current small-group market and repeal the health insurance tax. Continue reading

Posted in: Issue Alert

New Data Brief on Hospital Consolidation and Premiums

The growing body of evidence that hospital consolidation and higher premiums go hand-in-hand has yet another entry. A new AHIP data brief finds that as hospital consolidation increases, so too do premiums. Continue reading

Posted in: AHIP Studies and Reports, Health Care Costs

Hill Briefing Examines the Truth About Premiums

Influential factors that go into premiums took center stage this afternoon at a Capitol Hill briefing hosted by centrist think tank Third Way. The panelists all emphasized the fact that proposed premiums vary greatly; and therefore, it’s crucial to consider the full picture when looking at changes in premiums. Continue reading

Posted in: Cost Alert, On The Hill

The Effort to #RepealtheHIT Makes Waves on Social Media

Nationwide, efforts to repeal the burdensome health insurance tax are growing stronger than ever. Continue reading

Posted in: Issue Alert, Uncategorized