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Creating a New Way to Implement VBID Principles in Exchange Health Plans – AJMC.com Managed Markets Network
19 Mar
8:48

Creating a New Way to Implement VBID Principles in Exchange Health Plans – AJMC.com Managed Markets Network

Value-based insurance design (VBID) aligns patient cost sharing with the value of clinical services, so that patients pay less for high-value services and more for unnecessary, low-value services. While there has been increased interest in VBID, with CMS expanding the VBID demonstration in Medicare Advantage to all 50 states, the […]

Medicare for all: Beto O’Rourke vs. Bernie Sanders in 2020 policies – Vox.com
18 Mar
7:38

Medicare for all: Beto O’Rourke vs. Bernie Sanders in 2020 policies – Vox.com

In his early days as a presidential candidate, Beto O’Rourke has walked away from supporting single-payer Medicare-for-all and into the arms of another health care plan: Medicare for America. That plan, introduced last year by Reps. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), was founded on the previous work of […]

Beto O’Rourke’s launch: Big promises, apologies and unanswered questions – WRAL.com
18 Mar
6:28

Beto O’Rourke’s launch: Big promises, apologies and unanswered questions – WRAL.com

By Eric Bradner, Leyla Santiago and Donald Judd, CNN CNN — The opening days of Beto O’Rourke’s presidential campaign were squarely focused on proving that he is the most electable candidate to take on President Donald Trump — in part because he will show up. But his refusal to answer […]

Craig Saylor Navigating health-care costs in an era of ‘transparency’ – Insurance News Net
17 Mar
5:10

Craig Saylor Navigating health-care costs in an era of ‘transparency’ – Insurance News Net

Tribune-Democrat (Johnstown, PA) March 17– Mar. 17–Much attention has been given recently to hospital price transparency. While at face value this is obviously a very consumer-friendly topic, it is overshadowed by what true transparency should reveal. Transparency implies openness, communication and accountability. It is operating in such a way that […]

Craig Saylor | Navigating health-care costs in an era of ‘transparency’ – TribDem.com
17 Mar
3:57

Craig Saylor | Navigating health-care costs in an era of ‘transparency’ – TribDem.com

Much attention has been given recently to hospital price transparency. While at face value this is obviously a very consumer-friendly topic, it is overshadowed by what true transparency should reveal. Transparency implies openness, communication and accountability. It is operating in such a way that it is easy for others to […]

Analysis | The Health 202: Most states Trump administration pinpointing for HIV prevention didn’t expand Medicaid – The Washington Post
16 Mar
2:43

Analysis | The Health 202: Most states Trump administration pinpointing for HIV prevention didn’t expand Medicaid – The Washington Post

THE PROGNOSIS Reggie Batiste, program manager with AIDS Healthcare Foundation, administers a free HIV test as part of National HIV Testing Day in Atlanta. (David Goldman/AP) Most of the states the Trump administration is focusing on in its ambitious effort to stem HIV transmissions have refused to expand Medicaid under Obamacare […]

Everything we know about Haven, the Amazon joint venture to revamp health care – CNBC
16 Mar
1:28

Everything we know about Haven, the Amazon joint venture to revamp health care – CNBC

What happened when Warren Buffett, Jamie Dimon and Jeff Bezos, technology’s biggest power player, got together to try to disrupt health care? The market went absolutely bonkers. In January of 2018, three corporate giants — Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and J.P. Morgan — announced that they wanted to do something about […]

NJ law would ban hidden cheaper prices for prescription drugs – New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio
15 Mar
12:17

NJ law would ban hidden cheaper prices for prescription drugs – New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio

You might not realize it but you can sometimes wind up paying more for a prescription medication if you use your health insurance than if you had no insurance at all and simply paid the list price for the drug. Some New Jersey lawmakers are pushing a plan to change […]

Medicaid work requirements could be felled by federal judge in lawsuit – Vox.com
14 Mar
11:08

Medicaid work requirements could be felled by federal judge in lawsuit – Vox.com

Medicaid work requirements will be in federal court on Thursday, as conservative Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin and the Trump administration argue they should be allowed to tie poor people’s health insurance to work requirements or other “community engagement.” District court Judge James Boasberg, an Obama appointee, will hear oral arguments […]

Inside Amazon’s ‘Haven’ healthcare joint venture with Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase – GeekWire
14 Mar
9:52

Inside Amazon’s ‘Haven’ healthcare joint venture with Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase – GeekWire

Dr. Atul Gawande, CEO of Haven. (TED Conference Photo / James Duncan Davidson, via Flickr) It has been more than a year since the healthcare joint venture between Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway was announced. Since then, we haven’t heard much — until now. Last week, the venture finally […]