Tag: Rate Review

AHIP Comment Letters on ACA Regulations

AHIP recently submitted comment letters on several proposed ACA regulations released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Continue reading

Posted in: ACA, AHIP, AHIP Letters

American Action Forum Says Federal Rate Review Will Erode States’ Automony and Lead to Higher Costs, Fewer Choices

A new white paper by the American Action Forum states that the new federal rate review provision regulation will lead to higher costs and fewer choices for consumers. Continue reading

Posted in: What They Are Saying

Oregon Insurance Division Administrator Teresa Miller: ‘The key to stabilizing insurance rates is controlling the underlying costs of medical care.’

American Medical News looks at rate review grants and has a great quote from the Oregon Insurance Division Administrator on the need to address underlying medical costs. Continue reading

Posted in: ACA, AHIP, AHIP in the News, Health Care Costs

Coverage of AHIP’s Pushback on Rate Review Misconceptions

AHIP offered various facts and information to push back on rate review misconceptions that were reported on by various media outlets. Continue reading

Posted in: ACA, AHIP, AHIP in the News, Issue Alert

Fact-Tweeting on Rate Review

Check out the recap of AHIP’s live fact-tweeting on rate review. Continue reading

Posted in: ACA, AHIP, AHIP Press Releases, In Case You Missed It, Issue Alert

Background on Rate Review

The current focus on rate review ignores the soaring cost of medical care that is driving up the cost of coverage and taking up a greater and greater share of federal and state budgets. Now is the time to focus on the underlying cost of health care in order to make coverage more affordable for families and employers and finally put our safety net programs on sustainable and fiscally-responsible paths. Continue reading

Posted in: ACA, AHIP, AHIP Press Releases, Issue Alert

New Mexico’s Superintendent of Insurance Says Focus Needs to Be on Medical-Delivery Costs

The New Mexico Insurance Superintendent says the focus needs to be on the costs of medical care. Continue reading

Posted in: In Case You Missed It, Issue Alert, What They Are Saying

Rate Review Will Not Control Health Care Cost Growth

Highly publicized provisions such as premium rate review may make for good soundbites, but literally do nothing to address the soaring cost of medical care. Continue reading

Posted in: ACA, AHIP, AHIP Press Releases, Health Care Costs, Issue Alert

AHIP Maps: CMS’ Determination of State Rate Review and External Appeals Programs

AHIP maps provide picture of CMS’ determination of states rate review and external appeals programs. Continue reading

Posted in: ACA, AHIP, Issue Alert

In Massachusetts, One Study Says Rate Regulation May Equal Price Controls

A new study from the Beacon Hill Institute says “regulatory oversight” of premiums will result in capping services provided by and access to providers. Continue reading

Posted in: Issue Alert, What They Are Saying