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Before a court fight erupted over the legality of a key Affordable Care Act provision, the Obama administration held a secretive meeting with IRS officials to lay out its justification for making billions of dollars in payments to health insurers to subsidize individuals' premiums.
Coordinated Health Mutual Inc., Ohio's consumer operated and oriented plan, went into receivership to allow the failing company to wind down its operations over the next 60 days, the state's Department of Insurance announced. At the same time, HealthyCT, Connecticut's CO-OP, expects to be profitable in the first quarter of 2017, according to the New Haven Register.
After several years of questions about executive pay coupled with criticism surrounding the insurer's transparency, Blue Shield of California has issued a detailed report of its top 10 executive salaries in 2015.
Using private and/or public insurance options to help finance long-term care could offset costs for the Medicaid program and provide better financial protection for individuals with disabilities, argues a new brief from the Urban Institute with funding from The SCAN Foundation.
Health insurers have nearly double the amount of borrowed money on their balance sheets in the last five years to cover losses tied to Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchange plans, particularly the retroactive payments made through the government's risk stabilization programs, according to a report from the A.M. Best Company.
The Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA), the state's largest insurer, is about to change how doctors are paid, Kathleen Kozak, M.D., an internal medicine physician, writes at Honolulu Civil Beat.
One way to increase competition in the Affordable Care Act marketplaces is to get rid of caps on insurance carriers' operating margins, two industry experts argue in a blog post for the consulting firm BDO.
Sicker, more expensive patients are flooding the Affordable Care Act exchanges in North Carolina, driving up medical costs for insurers and creating "unsustainable" losses, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina president and CEO Brad Wilson says.
With just 10 percent of health insurance premiums going to health plans, blaming insurance companies for rising rates makes little sense, according to an opinion piece published in the Albany Business Review.
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