health insurance marketplace

The furor over rising Medicare Part B costs

Premiums and deductibles were projected to spike by 52 percent for 2016; ultimately increased by 16 percent, but only for some enrollee EDIT, November 20, 2016: The COLA for 2017 is only 0.3 percent, so the problem described in this article presented itself again for 2017, although not as dramatically. The 2017 COLA does allow […]

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Why 5 million seniors can breathe easier

Medicare decision to provide free annual CT screening for seniors with high risk of lung cancer could save 13,000 lives each year Jessica A. liss MD, FACP, FCCP, D’ABSM We are experiencing a historic moment in the battle against lung cancer – currently America’s number-one cancer killer – as people at high risk now have […]

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How concentrated are U.S. health insurance markets?

One of the challenges of single payer systems is that individuals do not have a choice of insurance. If you don’t like the single-payer plan, too bad. Free marketers would argue that in the commercially insured market, threat of competition ‘insures’ (pun intended) that health insurers are efficient and not funding fraud, waste and abuse. […]

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Self-Funded Health Plans: 10 Terms to Know

Curious about self-funded health plans but confused by all the jargon? GoHealth is here to help with 10 terms you need to know before jumping into the world of self-funded healthcare: 1. Self-Funded Let’s start with the basics: What is a self-funded health plan? According to Health Care Administrators Association, a self-funded (or self-insured) plan is one by which your employer […]

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