A non-profit 501(c)(3) premium and copayment foundation
In the Health Reform Update for the past two weeks, Congressman
Kevin Cramer (R-ND) introduces a bill at PSI’s urging that would require
Marketplace insurers accept third-party premium assistance payments from
non-profit charitable organizations.
President Obama signs a bill tweaking the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
definition of small employer but affirms his intent to veto the latest measure
on the House floor that would repeal key provisions of the law. Other new bills seek to limit premium hikes
of up to 52 percent for some Medicare Part B enrollees.
more non-profit insurance cooperatives created with ACA loans failed the past
two weeks since the Obama Administration announced that Marketplace insurers
would receive only about 13 percent of their scheduled compensation for
extraordinary claims. The abrupt exit of
other Marketplace insurers in Florida and Wyoming threatens to increase
premiums in those states. Nebraska and
South Carolina reveal double-digit rate hikes for individual plans offered in
their ACA Marketplaces.
California governor signs a series of bills that will expand Medi-Cal to
undocumented children, set notification requirements for biosimilar
substitution, upgrade provider directories, and limit out-of-pocket costs for
prescription drugs. House Republicans in
Utah deal the governor another setback in his effort to expand Medicaid under
You can find the
full Health Reform Update here. If
you’re interested in Advocacy you can also join the PSI Patient Coalition here.