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PSI President talks about the importance of the VA General Assembly limiting out-of-pocket costs for vital medications.
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In the Health Reform Update for this week, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and CIGNA become the latest major insurers threatening to scale back their participation in Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplaces unless regulatory changes ensure more favorable risk pools. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) hints that it may limit third-party premium assistance from charitable groups like PSI in order to address insurer complaints that making Marketplace plans affordable to high-cost pa...
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In the Health Reform Update for the past week, the American Hospital Association (AHA) urges the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to require that Marketplace insurers accept premium assistance from non-profits like Patient Services Inc., as a Congressional bill that would force that change gains 102 bipartisan cosponsors. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) attempts to quell concerns about dramatic premium hikes for Marketplace plans by releasing a study showing ...
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In the Health Reform Update for the past week, Aetna becomes the latest major insurer to withdraw from most Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplaces for 2017, causing the number of rural counties that will have only one insurer to more than triple. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) attempts to keep other insurers in the Marketplace by agreeing to consider limits on third-party premium assistance from non-profits affiliated with providers or provider groups. The agency also h...
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In the Health Reform Update for the past two weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court blocks state laws requiring that health insurers report claims and pricing data. Insurer opposition causes the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to back-off from proposed network adequacy standards for Marketplace plans and delay its decision on whether to require them to accept third-party premium assistance from charitable organization like PSI. A bipartisan Congressional bill that would force CMS t...
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Our Specialty Tier update is now available!
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In the Health Reform Update for the past two weeks, the House fails to override a Presidential veto of legislation that would have repealed key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). However, the President agrees to scale back the “Cadillac” tax on high-cost health plans that is unpopular with lawmakers from both parties. ACA Marketplace enrollment increased by 15 percent over last year’s open enrollment period, with more than 12.7 million sign-ups. For federally-facilitated Market...
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Our latest update on Specialty Tiers is now available!
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In the Health Reform Update for the past week, the Senate votes to repeal key parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through the budget reconciliation process, although only the elimination of the tax on high-cost health plans has enough bipartisan support to override a Presidential veto. In response to Congressional legislation pursued by PSI, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) says for the first time that it is “considering” requiring Marketplace insurers to accept pre...
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Our latest update is available on Specialty Tiers.
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