health plans

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

September 9, 2012

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
The FTC doesn

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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