April 24, 2015
Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News
Thousands of families with a disabled or deceased parent may have received a lower subsidy than they deserved to buy health coverage through the federal insurance marketplace as a result of a calculation error by the federal government.
Consumer advocates and an activist insurance commissioner in California are renewing a push for premium review authority, while the state exchange is moving ahead with its own version of active purchasing.
New evidence from Massachusetts suggests that expanded health insurance may not bring the needed benefits of reduced hospitalization, and could spur a rethinking of cost-sharing for valuable primary care.
Pennsylvania's largest insurer and newest integrated delivery network operator took a financial loss for the second year in a row, but that may actually help if scrutiny of its nonprofit status continues.