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21 Medicare Health Plans Warned To Fix Provider Directory Errors

Federal officials this month warned 21 Medicare Advantage insurers with high rates of errors in their online network directories that they could face heavy fines or have to stop enrolling people if the problems are not fixed by Feb. 774 more words

Insurance

Foul-Up Means Thousands On State Exchange Surprised By Higher Premiums

Thousands of Covered California enrollees face higher-than-expected bills from their insurers because the exchange sent incorrect tax credit information to the health plans.

The exchange confirmed it gave insurers wrong subsidy information for about 25,000 policy holders, resulting in inaccurate bills. 618 more words

Capitol Desk

Large Employer Health Plans Could Also See Some Impacts From Obamacare Overhaul

If you think that because you get health insurance through your job at a big company, you won’t be affected if Republicans overhaul Obamacare, think again.  1,247 more words

Insurance

Six U.S. Senators Confronting Trump’s HHS Cabinet Pick Own Health Care Stocks, Too

President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to run Health and Human Services is taking heat for his controversial stock holdings in companies affected by laws he’s worked on and voted for. 1,446 more words

Health Industry

Budget Scorekeepers Say GOP Plan Would Raise The Number Of Uninsured By 32M

The bill considered the most likely prototype for partial repeal of the Affordable Care Act would result in as many as 32 million more people without health insurance and would double premiums in the individual insurance market, budget scorekeepers said Tuesday. 588 more words

The Health Law

Sky-High Prices For Orphan Drugs Slam American Families And Insurers

Before Luke Whitbeck began taking a $300,000-a-year drug, the 2-year-old’s health was inexplicably failing.

A pale boy with enormous eyes, Luke frequently ran high fevers, tired easily and was skinny all over, except his belly stuck out like a bowling ball. 2,822 more words

Health Industry

Drugmakers Manipulate Orphan Drug Rules To Create Prized Monopolies

More than 30 years ago, Congress overwhelmingly passed a landmark health bill aimed at motivating pharmaceutical companies to develop new drugs for people whose rare diseases had been ignored. 4,146 more words

Health Industry