This new infographic and accompanying report offers a new perspective on the public debate around recipients of private, individual (non-group) insurance whose health plans are being terminated and who fear they may need to pay more for new coverage.
Doctors and Drug Company Dollars: How Recent Strides toward Transparency in Financial Relationships Will Benefit Consumers
GlaxoSmithKline, one of the world's largest pharmaceutical manufacturers, made a bold announcement this week: It's going to stop paying doctors to promote its drugs. In an industry that has long relied on physicians to spread the word to their colleagues about new medicines (and has compensated them handsomely for doing so), this marks what many hope is the beginning of a major change in the culture of medicine and the marketing of drugs.
Health Action 2014 is just two months away! If you haven’t registered yet to join us from January 23 to January 25 here in Washington, DC, let me tell you why you should. Besides getting to hear from state and national leaders in health policy and health care justice, Health Action provides an amazing opportunity to make new connections—or rekindle old ones—with state advocates from across the country.
Some health insurance marketplaces allow “web brokers” to conduct direct enrollment. This means privately run web broker sites can enroll consumers in marketplace coverage and financial assistance without the consumers ever having to visit an official marketplace website.
Discusses the consumer protections that marketplaces should consider implementing if marketplaces allow web brokers to enroll consumers in marketplace plans and financial assistance.
Explains three reasons why states should use data from SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) data to enroll adults in Medicaid without requiring a full application.
Shows how, under the Affordable Care Act, only 0.6 percent of Americans under age 65 will be at risk of losing their current individual market plan and will not be income-eligible for financial assistance with new insurance.
Thanks to the new website renovations, HealthCare.gov is back and performing better than ever. In fact, in only the first two days of December, 29,000 people were able to buy coverage through HealthCare.gov.
Explains value-based insurance design and high-value care, outlines the key elements that value-based insurance should include.
Recent public debate surrounding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has focused on consumers who have private, individual (non-group) health insurance plans that are being terminated and the concern that those consumers may need to pay more for new coverage. Generally, people remain in the individual market because they don’t have an offer of job-based coverage.
To put this potential impact into perspective, we asked these questions: How many people are affected by these plan terminations, and how are they affected?