Tag Archives: Insurance

Public health insurance options would cut into industry margins, Moody’s says

Public healthcare options such as the ones put forward by Democratic presidential candidates would erode insurers’ revenues and profit margins, while single-payer poses an existential threat, according to a new Moody’s Investor Service report. For providers, lower reimbursement rates would decrease hospitals’ operating margins and federal prescription drug price negotiation would reduce pharmaceutical companies’ profitability.… Read More »

North Carolina folds to provider pressure with insurance plan shifting away from set rates

Dive Brief: North Carolina’s state treasurer announced major state hospital systems will be in-network in the state’s insurance plan for more than 720,000 teachers and state employees, bowing to provider pressure. The state proposed a plan last year that would set reimbursement prices based on Medicare rates, almost double such rates on average. A number… Read More »

Obama Alums Tell Health Insurance Lobby “Medicare For All” Won’t Happen – MAPLight.org

This story was produced in conjunction with Tarbell.org, a Philadelphia-based investigative news site. A decade after the nation’s biggest health insurance lobby spent more than $ 100 million on a campaign to defeat President Barack Obama’s signature health care reform law, Obama’s former top strategist told the organization’s executives that “Medicare for All” likely won’t… Read More »

Higher health insurance deductibles a sickening trend that’s causing financial hardship – CBS News

One alternative to sky-high monthly health insurance premiums for many Americans is opting for a high-deductible plan instead. Those plans come with lower monthly premiums, but their elevated deductibles create other problems. Deductibles can reach into multiple thousands of dollars — causing some people to skip care altogether. Foregoing preventative care or not filling prescriptions… Read More »