health plans

Brace yourself: Health plan contracts may be an even bigger pain

September 9, 2012
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While some aspects of healthcare reform be profitable for healthcare providers, such as the likelihood that most will be carrying health insurance, others may turn out to be a threat. For example, new health reform-driven demands for quality may prompt health plans to cut long-time network members — or refuse others they’d happily have taken […]

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Will the FTC ever get tough on health plans?

August 25, 2012
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According to the American Medical Association — which is boiling mad over what it sees as undue market control by single plans — there have been 400 health plan mergers over the last 10 years, and 94 percent of markets in the U.S. are “highly concentrated.”

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30 percent premium increases? I think not, sirs

September 7, 2010

I have struggled long and hard with my sense of propriety, but as times change, women must change, and so I say to you, captains of health insurance concerns:  Have you no shame? Of course, as more than a century has passed since I began my labors in the service of the public health, paying […]

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