Hemophilia Federation of America is a national nonprofit organization that assists, educates, and advocates for the bleeding disorders community.
Largest health insurer to keep key parts of law regardless of court ruling from the Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/largest-health-insurer-to-keep-key-parts-of-law-regardless-of-court-ruling/2012/06/10/gJQA7VYfTV_story.html?tid=pm_pop By N.C. Aizenman, Monday, June 11, 12:11 AM The nation’s largest health insurer will keep in place several key consumer provisions mandated by the 2010 health-care law regardless of whether the statute survives Supreme Court review. Officials at UnitedHealthcare will announce Monday that whatever […]
By Jane Norman, CQ HealthBeat Associate Editor The Department of Health and Human Services wants input on how to design a study that would detail under what circumstances men who have a history of sex with other men should be allowed to donate blood. Under current Food and Drug Administration policy, men who have had […]
On Monday, Dec. 16, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a bulletin outlining guidance to states on implementing Essential Health Benefits (EHBs). As you may recall, the Affordable Care Act will require individuals to have insurance coverage by 2014. Individuals and business may purchase health insurance in a state based “health […]
By Anna Edney Courtesy of Bloomberg News Oct. 26 (Bloomberg) — Two Chinese companies implicated in supplying contaminated ingredients three years ago to Baxter International Inc. for its blood thinner heparin are still supplying product to the U.S., Republican lawmakers said. Baxter recalled the blood thinner in 2008 amid reports of deaths and allergic reactions. […]
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) released its report of recommendations to the United States Department of Health and Human Services regarding what health benefits should be provided by insurance plans under the Health reform law – the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA requires states to set up an health insurance market place or exchange by […]
By John Reichard, CQ HealthBeat Editor The health care law will disappoint many Americans if its health insurance exchanges don’t deliver decent coverage at affordable rates for consumers, including those with serious illnesses like cancer. Meeting those expectations may be difficult, judging from comments by a major patient advocacy group as it waits for the […]
CQ HEALTHBEAT NEWS May 18, 2011 By Jane Norman, CQ HealthBeat Associate Editor As state legislatures near the end of their sessions, many lawmakers are still struggling with whether to approve measures to set up health-benefits exchanges created under the health care law — and it appears almost certain work in many states will extend […]
CQ HealthBeat A top Health and Human Services official pledged at a House hearing, Thursday that a long-term-care program included in the health overhaul law won’t be launched unless it is financially sustainable. Kathy Greenlee, assistant secretary for aging at HHS, testified on behalf of the agency. Greenlee also defended the $120 million requested by […]
At least 21 different provisions in the new federal health insurance reform law go into effect during this year. Some of the most relevant measures include: Higher Medical Loss Ratios, Closing the Medicare Drug Coverage Gap, Eliminated Cost-Sharing for Medicare Preventive Services, Creation of Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, Disclosure and Review of Health Insurance Premium Increases, Funding for Health Insurance Exchanges, Funding for Medical Malpractice Demonstrations…
Health care reform will have a profound impact on persons with bleeding disorders as health insurance companies take steps to comply with various insurance market reform provisions. However, changes stemming from the health care reform law are only one piece of the health care coverage puzzle. In light of these challenges, the Hemophilia Federation of […]
The Medicare Part D annual election process is quickly approaching it runs from November 15 – December 31. CMS projects that for 2011, 1.2 million beneficiaries will have to change plans as a result of their current plans leaving the market or reducing their service area. According to the Center for Medicare Advocacy, this a […]
The Center for American Progress held a panel discussion of health insurance experts to examine what new consumer protections have already been implemented and what changes the American public can expect in the health insurance market in the very near future. The discussion also underscored the major role the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) […]
On Thursday September 9, the Center on Health Care Effectiveness held its inaugural Issue Form: “Politics and Policy of Comparative Effectiveness: Looking Back, Looking Ahead” The forum examined: the creation of the new center at Mathematica, what is Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) and how health care reform will influence the future of comparative effectiveness in […]
On Wednesday September 8, the Kaiser Family Foundation held a forum examining the health care issues facing people with disabilities and the opportunities and challenges presented by the new health care reform law enacted earlier this year. The discussion explored the changes in health reform that could affect access to affordable health care for people […]
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