A growing number of health insurers are implementing so-called “narrow networks” of medical services providers to control costs. But while about half of all plans on public exchanges had narrow networks in 2014, it has taken longer for employers to embrace them. 165 more words
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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: Integrating Health Literacy, Cultural Competence, and Language Access Services
The Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced increases in many civil penalties associated with ERISA plan violations. For example, the maximum penalty for failing to file an annual Form 5500 report will rise from $1,100 per day to $2,063 per day. 77 more words
This article in today’s New York Times is only one of many examples why our healthcare system is broken, and cannot be fixed. In this particular case, it is the inherent conflict between the federal government’s push to have everyone covered by health insurance and the private health insurer’s need to make a profit. 179 more words
By: Leopold Kong, Ph.D.
On Monday, President Obama published a special communication in… 695 more words