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Most Americans want lower health care costs, not ‘Medicare for All’ or Obamacare repeal

May 20th, 2019

CNN Politics reports:

“Washington may be obsessed with enacting “Medicare for All” or repealing Obamacare, but Americans have other priorities.

They want Congress to prioritize reducing health care costs and protecting those with pre-existing conditions, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll released Wednesday.

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4 healthcare costs in retirement no one warns you about

May 20th, 2019

MSN Money reports:

“Many Americans are stressed about paying for late-in-life healthcare.

Studies show that over a third of US adults are more concerned about covering health costs in retirement than paying off debt and affording lifestyle expenses right now, but only about half have a financial plan in place for the future.

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Health insurance deductibles soar, leaving Americans with unaffordable bills

May 20th, 2019

The LA Times reports:

“Soaring deductibles and medical bills are pushing millions of American families to the breaking point, fueling an affordability crisis that is pulling in middle-class households with health insurance as well as the poor and uninsured.

In the last 12 years, annual deductibles in job-based health plans have nearly quadrupled and now average more than $1,300.

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Here’s who will lose their insurance if Obamacare is overturned

May 20th, 2019

CNBC reports:

“The Affordable Care Act once again faces legal hurdles after President Donald Trump and his administration supported a lawsuit questioning the health-care law’s constitutionality.

If the lawsuit succeeds and the courts decide to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, millions of Americans could lose their health care if a replacement plan is not established. Though Trump wanted to replace the law with a new Republican plan before the 2020 elections, the GOP refused to bring forward its own proposal until it wins a majority in the House of Representatives.

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‘Medicare for All’ system could be complicated, potentially disruptive, say budget analysts

May 20th, 2019

USA Today reports:

“As “Medicare for All” increasingly becomes a battle cry for Democrats on Capitol Hill and those running for president, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office weighed in Wednesday on how difficult it could be to move to a single government health care system.

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Pharmacy Program Quarterly Update: Changes Effective July 1, 2019

May 1st, 2019

Applies to: Group Markets

Learn about the revisions to the drug list for members with prescription drug benefits administered by Prime Therapeutics®.

Drug List Changes
Based on the availability of new prescription medications and Prime’s National Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee’s review of changes in the pharmaceuticals market, some revisions and/or exclusions will be made to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) drug lists, effective July 1, 2019. Changes by drug list are listed on the chart links below.

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Small Business Health Insurance Offers a Better Deal for Many than Individual Coverage, According to eHealth Report

April 26th, 2019

Insurance News Net reports:

“SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Today eHealth, Inc.(NASDAQ: EHTH) (eHealth.com) released a report on 2018 small business health insurance costs and trends among groups with fewer than 30 employees, along with results of a survey of small business owners who purchased group health insurance through eHealth.

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Why Hospitals Should Fear Blue Cross Primary Care Centers

April 23rd, 2019

Forbes.com reports:

“As if hospitals and health systems didn’t have enough emerging threats with big well capitalized publicly-traded insurance companies and drugstore chains developing primary care clinics and urgent care centers in their backyards.

Now come the nation’s largest Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans that dominate big diverse markets like Florida, Illinois, Texas and New Jersey. These Blues plans are backed by their own financing, venture capital funds and primary care partners looking to expand doctor offices, urgent care and health centers in communities across the country. Read More..

As Sanders Officially Revives Medicare-For-All, Plan B For Democrats Gains Traction

April 15th, 2019

Kaiser Health News reports:

“As Democratic presidential primary candidates try to walk a political tightrope between the party’s progressive and center-left wings, they face increasing pressure to outline the details of their health reform proposals.

On Wednesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) reaffirmed his stance by reintroducing a “Medicare-for-all” bill, the idea that fueled his 2016 presidential run.

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DOJ asks for speedy hearing in case that could kill Obamacare

April 15th, 2019

Politico reports:

“The Trump administration wants oral arguments in the appeal of a lower court ruling invalidating Obamacare to take place the week of July 8.

The Justice Department filed a motion to expedite oral arguments in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals Monday. It indicated that its proposed timeline is unopposed by the other parties in the case.

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