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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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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    Employer-Provided Health Care Plans

    The National Business Group on Health held a news briefing to present the results of its survey of 130 large employers on changes they were making to their health benefit plans in 2015.…

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    Health Insurance Provider Networks

    Panelists used slides as they talked about provider networks, health care costs, and access to care under health plans sold through insurance marketplaces. They discussed whether networks hampered…

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    Newsmakers with Karen Ignagni

    Karen Ignagni talked about the Affordable Care Act and its effect on competition among insurers. She described the insurance industry’s experience with state marketplaces, delays,…

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    National Flood Insurance Program

    Orice Williams Brown talked about the history of the National Flood Insurance Program and recent changes made to the program in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy. He also discussed the reasons the…

    324 views
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    History of Supplemental Security Income

    Professor Edward Berkowitz spoke about the history and policy of the Supplemental Security Income (SSI), which provides benefits to low-income elderly and disabled citizens. He argued that policy makers…

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    Health Insurance Industry

    Panelists talked about the Affordable Care Act’s impact on the insurance industry and employers. Two of the panelists argued the law is not perfect and that Congress should work together to…

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