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Archive for the ‘Public Comment’ Category

BCBSIL Monitoring Confirmed Case of Ebola Virus in Dallas

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

News from the Blues reports:

“With the first case of Ebola virus being confirmed in Dallas, we will be monitoring the situation and providing you with further updates and resources as needed.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recognizes that even a single case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States raises concerns. We reaffirm the CDC’s statement that the U.S. medical systems and public health infrastructure are well equipped to contain the virus and limit any further potential threats.


Messing With Medicare

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

The New York Times reports:

“At the time of writing, President Obama’s hoped-for “Grand Bargain” with Republicans is apparently dead. And I say good riddance. I’m no more eager than other rational people (a category that fails to include many Congressional Republicans) to see what happens if the debt limit isn’t raised. But what the president was offering to the G.O.P., especially on Medicare, was a very bad deal for America.

Specifically, according to many reports, the president offered both means-testing of Medicare benefits and a rise in the age of Medicare eligibility. The first would be bad policy; the second would be terrible policy. And it would almost surely be terrible politics, too. (more…)

Illinois wants comments on health insurance exchange

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

Bloomberg reports:

“Illinois is seeking public comment on the structure, governance and financing of an online insurance exchange. Individuals and small businesses would be able to shop for health coverage through the exchange.

The nation’s new health overhaul law requires the exchanges to be running in states by 2014.

Illinois’ Health Care Reform Implementation Council has more than two dozen questions on its website.

Questions include: Should health plans compete on price and quality to get into the exchange? Or should all insurers be allowed to sell coverage? Should there be one exchange or two for the individual and small group markets?

The council wants comments by Dec. 3.”

Download the full release from the Illinois Governor here.

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