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AHIP’s Robert Zirkelbach Discusses the Health Insurance Tax on Daily Rundown

As health care costs continue to rise, affordability continues to be a major concern for Americans and employers. MSNBC’s Chuck Todd highlighted this issue last week on “Daily Rundown” with AHIP’s Robert Zirkelbach. Continue reading

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NBC News: Health Care Costs ‘deterring factor’ for young and healthy

An article posted on NBC News’ First Read blog highlights the importance of broad participation in the new health insurance exchanges established by the health reform law. Continue reading

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Las Vegas Review-Journal: Health Reform Law “May Not Be So Affordable for Some Nevadans”

The Las Vegas Review-Journal has an article out today on the health reform law’s effect on premiums, finding “the Affordable Care Act may not be so affordable for some Nevadans.” Continue reading

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AHIP’s Robert Zirkelbach Talks Premiums on Varney & Co.

AHIP spokesperson Robert Zirkelbach appeared on Varney & Co. on Fox Business and discussed the impact of the health care reform law on premiums. Continue reading

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Charlotte Observer/Raleigh News & Observer: Patients Pay More for Tests and Procedures if Their Physician is Employed By a Hospital

A joint article from the Charlotte Observer/The Raleigh News & Observer, Doctors join hospitals, and prices soar, found that “North Carolina patients pay more for many tests and procedures if their physician is employed by a hospital.” Continue reading

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CQ HealthBeat: Age Rating Could Affect Affordability

An article in CQ HealthBeat looks at some of the health insurance market regulations expected to be issued as soon as tomorrow by HHS. Continue reading

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ICYMI: Provider Consolidation Leading to “Outrageous” Prices for Cancer Treatments, Routine Doctor Visits

Two new stories come from The Charlotte Observer and the Cleveland Plain Dealer add to the steady stream of stories over the past ten days about the impact of provider consolidation on health care prices. Continue reading

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AHIP’s Robert Zirkelbach on CBS Evening News

AHIP’s Robert Zirkelbach appeared on CBS Evening News, saying the MLR provision does nothing to address the rising cost of health care. Continue reading

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Post-Supreme Court Ruling, “We Have to Focus on Affordability”

In the post-Supreme Court ruling environment, more and more articles are examining what’s next. Continue reading

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AHIP Spokesperson Robert Zirkelbach on America’s Newsroom

AHIP spokesperson Robert Zirkelbach appeared on America’s Newsroom to discuss the Supreme Court ruling. Continue reading

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