“This transparency in the health insurance market will help to promote competition, encourage insurers to work towards controlling health care costs and discourage insurers from charging unjustified premiums,” the HHS said in comments attached to the GAO report. “For too long, insurance companies in many states have increased health insurance premiums with little oversight, transparency or public accountability.” … [Read more...] about U.S. States Step Up Oversight of Health Insurance Companies’ Rate Increases
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Because of the health care law, young adults can stay on their parents' insurance plans until age 26. This policy took effect in September 2010. Data from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) shows that since September 2010, the percentage of adults aged 19-25 covered by a private health insurance plan increased significantly, with approximately 2.5 million more young adults with insurance coverage compared to the number of young adults who would have been insured without the law. … [Read more...] about New data: Affordable Care Act helps 2.5 million additional young adults get health insurance
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Newly elected Democratic state Rep. Dylan Roberts of Eagle has one of those government jobs as a deputy district attorney in the Fifth Judicial District, which includes Eagle County. Having recently knocked on hundreds of doors during campaign season, he’s keenly aware of the pressing problem of rapidly rising health care and insurance costs in his House district, which also includes Routt County, home of Steamboat Springs. … [Read more...] about High health insurance prices mean ill winds in Colorado’s high country
Earlier this year, Armando Chavez, M.D. was indicted on multiple counts of mail fraud and conspiracy in the Southern District of Texas. Prosecutors based the charges on the following fraudulent billing practices: waiving or reducing co-payments as an incentive for patients to seek treatment from Dr. Chavez; overbilling; unbundling billing codes; and billing insurance companies for services that were never performed. In addition to jail time, Dr. Chavez must also pay almost $4 million in restitution. … [Read more...] about Physician Sentenced for Private Health Insurance Fraud