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  • Hearing Focuses on Insurance Fraud Prevention
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    Insurance Fraud

    John Doak, the Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner, was among the witnesses testifying at a hearing on efforts to eliminate insurance fraud by consumers, insurers, and scammers. Subcommittee…

  • National Business Group on Health Previews Survey on Benefit Costs
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    Employers and Health Insurance Costs

    Brian Marcotte, president and CEO of the National Business Group on Health, presented the results of his organization’s annual survey of employers about health care benefit costs and…

  • Washington Journal Stephen Ellis Discusses the National Flood Insurance Program
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    Stephen Ellis on the National Flood Insurance Program

    Stephen Ellis talked about the effort to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program before the end of September 2017. The program, which is $25 billion in debt, was created by Congress in 1968 and is administered…

  • Washington Journal James Gelfand Discusses EmployerBased Health Insurance
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    James Gelfand on Employer-Based Health Insurance

    James Gelfand talked about how the Republican health care reform legislation might affect employer-based health insurance plans.

  • Health Insurance Outlook Part 2
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    Health Insurance Outlook, Part 2

    The Alliance for Health Reform’s health insurance policy forum resumed for two additional panels. The first featured policy experts who talked about the challenges facing Medicaid and how…

  • Alliance for Health Reform Discussion Focuses on the Future of Health Insurance
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    Health Insurance Outlook, Part 1

    The Alliance for Health Reform hosted a health insurance policy forum to consider the state of the industry and the future of health care in the U.S. This portion features a conversation…

  • Hearing Focuses on Mental Health Parity
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    Mental Health Parity

    Witnesses testified at a hearing reviewing federal laws guaranteeing parity of coverage for physical and mental health. Witnesses included behavioral health experts who discussed mental health care…

  • Washington Journal Louise Radnofsky on Future of Health Care Law
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    Future of the Affordable Care Act

    Louise Radnofsky talks about the future of the health care insurance exchanges following the recent decisions by Aetna and UnitedHealth to pull out of them. Topics included expected rises in premiums…

  • Discussion Focuses on Health Care Benefit Costs
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    Employers and Health Insurance Costs

    The National Business Group on Health released results of its survey on large employers and health insurance costs at a news conference. The group represents large employers and their…

  • After Words with Peter Marks
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    After Words with Peter Marks

    Peter Marks talked about the book Good for the Money: My Fight to Pay Back America, in which former American International Group (AIG) Chief Executive Officer Bob Benmosche explains how he…

  • Hearing Focuses on Flood Insurance Affordability
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    Flood Insurance Affordability

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s top flood insurance official was joined by small business owners, mostly from the residential construction and real estate industries, at a hearing…

  • Washington Journal Ron Pollack on Health Insurance Coverage
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    Health Insurance Coverage

    Ron Pollack talked about UnitedHealth’s decision to pull out of most Affordable Care Act health care exchanges by 2017, Medicaid expansion in Louisiana, and the state of health insurance…

  • Washington Journal Sabrina Corlette on Health Insurance Mergers
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    Health Insurance Mergers

    Sabrina Corlette talked about how pending health insurance provider mergers could affect consumers and what approvals are needed for the mergers to move forward.

  • Discussion on Disability Insurance
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    Disability Insurance Benefits

    Senator Tom Cotton talked about disability insurance benefits and changes that might improve the program. Following his remarks, panelists discussed recommendations for lawmakers.

  • Hearing on Health Care CoOps
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    Health Insurance CO-OPs

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on health care consumer operated and oriented plans (CO-OPs) established under the Affordable Care Act. The intended goal of the co-ops was to spur…

  • Washington Journal Roundtable on Income and Health Insurance
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    Income and Health Insurance

    Jennifer Cheeseman Day and Jim Tankersley talked about the U.S. Census Bureau’s annual report on income, poverty, and health insurance coverage in the U.S., as well as the policy implications of this data.…

  • Hearing on Health Insurance Consolidation
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    Health Insurance Industry Consolidation

    Officials from health insurance groups and advocacy groups testified on proposed mergers within the industry, and the impact of those mergers on consumers. Aetna was attempting to acquire…

  • Discussion on Cybersecurity Threats
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    Cybersecurity Threats

    Panelists talked about cybersecurity threats, possible readiness measures, and the role that insurance might play in the prevention and mitigation of such threats. “Cybersecurity Risk, Readiness…

  • Discussion on 2016 Medical Trends
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    2016 Medical Trends

    Representatives from the National Business Group on Health presented the results of the group’s annual plan design survey of large employers. They talked about employers' estimated 2016 medical trends,…

  • Washington Journal Elisabeth Burak on Childrens Health Insurance Program
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    Children's Health Insurance Program

    Elisabeth Burak talked about the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which provides money to states for health care for children in low-income families. The program is set to run out of funding by the end of the year…

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