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Price transparency can stop health insurers’ gain off patient pain

CEO pay disclosures this spring show what many patient advocates already suspected: Health insurance company executives gained from ordinary people’s 2020 pain. While patients avoided hospitals and doctors’ offices last year for fear of catching COVID-19, health insurers laughed all the way to the bank by paying out far fewer claims. Compensation data filed so… Read More »

Trump to sign executive order requiring insurers to cover preexisting conditions

President Donald Trump said he would soon be signing an executive order requiring health insurers to cover preexisting conditions. This is something that’s never been done before, Trump said during a press conference Friday at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. “Over the next two weeks I’ll be pursuing a major executive… Read More »

Insurers face uncertainty in setting 2021 premiums

While health insurers have saved money by the cancellation of elective surgeries and many are currently refunding excess revenue under the Medical Loss Ratio, premiums for the 2021 plan year are still in question. There is a lot of uncertainty, America’s Health Insurance Plans said. Without comprehensive data, insurers are working to estimate 2021 healthcare… Read More »

Insurers’ message on ‘Medicare for All’: We’re part of the answer

Health insurers are grappling with how to craft their message to investors and the public about universal coverage as a growing field of Democratic presidential contenders backs moving the U.S. healthcare system toward expanded coverage. Some of the nation’s largest commercial payers weighed in on the proposals, many of which are branded as “Medicare for… Read More »