What's New
Jul 29
CHIP Comparing Affordability and Benefits Between CHIP and Qualified Health Plans in 35 States: Which Coverage is Best for Kids? Wakely Consulting Group completed an actuarial value analysis to assess how CHIP stacks up with the ACA’s QHPs. First Focus summarized the report's findings, which confirm that CHIP is more affordable and provides more comprehensive benefits for children.
Jul 29
Connecticut Anthem's 2015 Rates Rejected; Insurance Department Recommends Actuarial Revisions State insurance regulators rejected Anthem's proposed rates for 2015, saying they are "excessive." The Connecticut Insurance Department told Anthem that it could submit revised rates for review. Anthem is the largest health insurer by membership.
Jul 28
Vermont VERMONT TO APPLY FOR EXTENSION OF FEDERAL ACA IMPLEMENTATION GRANTS Vermont will apply for an extension of its roughly $100 million in remaining federal grants for implementing the Affordable Care Act, state officials confirmed Monday.
Jul 28
New Hampshire NH puts hold on ER policy under Medicaid expansion A coalition of advocates including New Hampshire Voices for Health argued the policy of denying Medicaid coverage for improper use of an emergency room was too punitive for the client, who could be forced to pay out of pocket.
Jul 24
Massachusetts In Public Comments, Partners-Coakley Deal Brings Praise And Protest In the first batch of comments, most of the supporters focus on Partners’ leadership in the medical community and don’t dive into the details of its alleged anti-trust practices and the proposed remedies. Opponents, on the other hand, plunge right in.
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