Topic: Insurance Premiums
A nonpartisan federal agency estimates that premiums in the exchange market will jump by double digits next year, mainly driven by GOP policy.
Two federal policies could add thousands of dollars in premiums to benchmark plans, according to an analysis by the Center for American Progress.
AHIP found that prescription drugs and doctor services costs make up almost half of premium spending, an amount that even surprised researchers.
The NY-based insurer posted a profit of $7.4 million in the first quarter of 2018 and is planning to expand individual plans to Arizona next year.
Seema Verma has claimed that expansion of short-term plans will have little impact on the marketplace, but the HHS actuary says that's not true.
The Trump administration has approved Maryland's unique all-payer model, plus more health payer news.
An increase in hospital prices appears to be the main culprit behind a record-high price increase in the healthcare sector.
On the heels of Virginia insurers' filings, Maryland ACA insurers are asking for massive premium increases for 2019.
Early premium filings in Virginia are likely a preview of what's to come for ACA exchange plans next year, and initial signs are not good.
Republican Senate candidates in competitive races could be in trouble due to their positions, and history, on repealing the Affordable Care Act.