Health Insurance

Sep 24, 2020
The Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance group has reached a tentative settlement in an antitrust lawsuit dating back to 2012 that alleged its member companies illegally conspired to divvy up markets and avoid competing against one another, driving up customers’ prices, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Sep 22, 2020
The House approved by voice vote the Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act, AHA-supported legislation that would repeal the antitrust exemption available to commercial health insurers for anticompetitive conduct.
Sep 17, 2020
An estimated 29.6 million (9.2%) U.S. residents lacked health coverage when surveyed in 2019, up from 28.6 million (8.9%) in 2018, according to American Community Survey data reported by the Census Bureau.
Aug 14, 2020
This letter provides comment on the proposed rule from the Departments of the Treasury, Labor and Health and Human Services that would allow certain grandfathered health plans to increase patient cost-sharing beyond current limits, without losing their grandfathered status.
Aug 10, 2020
The AHA urged the Internal Revenue Services to remove the treatment of health care sharing ministries from a proposed rule issued by the agency in June.
Aug 10, 2020
While we appreciate the IRS’s effort to provide flexibility to consumers and expand access to affordable health care, we are concerned that, by promoting health care sharing ministries, this rule validates a type of arrangement that can leave consumers vulnerable, as there is no guarantee for…
Aug 5, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and Department of the Treasury approved a Section 1332 waiver for New Hampshire to implement a five-year reinsurance program for its individual health insurance market beginning in 2021.
Jun 25, 2020
Democratic leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee released findings from their investigation of 14 companies that sell or help consumers sign up for short-term, limited duration health plans.
Apr 8, 2020
nitedHealth Group will accelerate nearly $2 billion in claims payments to U.S. health care providers under its fully insured commercial, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid businesses to address short-term financial pressure caused by the COVID-19 emergency, UnitedHealthcare and Optum announced.