A non-profit 501(c)(3) premium and copayment foundation
In the Health Reform Update for the past week, four
additional Consumer Owned and Operated Plans (CO-OPs) are shut down due to
financial losses, while the remaining seven of the 23 non-profit insurance
cooperatives created with Affordable Care Act (ACA) loans struggle to remain
than $600 million in losses may force the nation’s largest health insurer out
of its remaining three Marketplaces for 2017, following its earlier decision to
leave 31 Marketplaces. Humana announces
that it will leave eight Marketplaces and dramatically scale back its plan
offerings in others.
premiums will rise by more than 13 percent on average in California, following
two years of only four percent average increases, raising fears of similar
spikes in other Marketplaces due to the expiration of the ACA’s risk corridor
and reinsurance payments.
formally drop their legal challenge to the Governor’s Medicaid expansion, while
a phased-in expansion plan surfaces in Tennessee.
You can find the full
Health Reform Update here. If
you’re interested in Advocacy you can also join the PSI Patient Coalition here.