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"… rategy” to thwart improper government payments to doctors, hospitals and insurance companies in a previously undisclosed letter to Health and Human Services …"

"… dicare Advantage, its fast-growing, privately run alternative. The private insurance plans are paid a set fee each month for each patient using a billing tool …"

"… e Act. The health law, known as Obamacare, has added millions of people to insurance rolls and is slated to undergo payment-accuracy audits for the first time …"

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"… g more, not less, for their coverage. A new study on the effect of health insurance market consolidation and dominance published earlier this month should be …"

"… yson’s going-away gift when WellPoint and Anthem merged. California’s insurance commissioner at the time, John Garamendi, now a congressman, blocked the a …"

"… President Barack Obama’s desk. This time around, California’s current insurance commissioner, Dave Jones, seems to be taking a similarly dim view of the A …"

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"… suspicion that the federal government is somehow making it impossible for insurance companies to do that. But that’s not the case. Obamacare actually contai …"

"… t essentially would take away their ability to set their own standards for insurance company solvency as well as for the adequacy of the plans out-of-state ins …"

"… surers there are in a given market competing for business, the less health insurance will cost. But no one who knows how health insurance really works would ma …"

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"… is: one of the reasons Medicare was created in the first place was because insurance companies really didn’t want old people as customers. To discourage olde …"

"… es the annual increase in the cost of living…As a result, private health insurance carriers were repeatedly forced to increase premium rates…making private …"

"… carriers were repeatedly forced to increase premium rates…making private insurance even more prohibitive (or less adequate) for the many old people who were …"

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"… s notorious revolving door was in full swing again last week as the health insurance industry snagged another top federal official to help it get what it wants …"

"… edicare Alliance. These two hires tell us all we need to know about where insurance companies see their pot of gold in the not-too-distant future. Some insure …"

"… one of the main reasons behind the recently announced consolidation in the insurance industry—Aetna offering $37 billion for Humana and Anthem bidding $54 bi …"

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"… son Americans should hate Obamacare: it’s making the country’s biggest insurance companies gobble each other up. If the recently announced deals actually h …"

"… the recently announced deals actually happen, they say, we’ll have fewer insurance choices. When the CEOs of Aetna and Humana announced a few days ago that …"

"… reasons for the recent spate of corporate marriage proposals in the health insurance business, and not one of them has anything to do with Obamacare. Size matt …"

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"… and elsewhere were given pink slips when those companies sold their health insurance operations to UnitedHealthcare for $1.6 billion. The next year, Hartford-b …"

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"… holding Obamacare subsidies that the justices listened more closely to the insurance industry than perhaps any other party. In an amicus brief it filed with t …"

"… e group, painted a dire picture of what would happen to the private health insurance market—and to people who cannot enroll in an employer-sponsored health p …"

"… o AHIP, under that scenario, you could pretty much kiss the private health insurance industry goodbye in two-thirds of the states.   The plaintiffs argue …"

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"… alleging that it advertises “free” exams but still charges patients’ insurance companies. The state also alleged that Aspen Dental failed to reveal that …"

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"… charges far higher than they would have been just a few years earlier, his insurance company, UnitedHealthcare — the country’s biggest — was not able to …"

"… York-Presbyterian had become so big through mergers and acquisitions that insurance companies could not exclude them from their networks. And the hospital’s …"

"… exclude them from their networks. And the hospital’s massive size meant insurance companies had little leverage to ask for substantial discounts. Brill has …"

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"… ealth care system in the world. Similarly, we continue to be persuaded by insurance companies that they’re essential to the system and better than any gover …"

"… he cost with high copayments.” (Emphasis mine.) PBS nailed it. American insurance companies are essentially powerless when it comes to negotiating prices wi …"

"… al drivers of health care costs.” Those “real drivers,” according to insurance company executives, are the companies and people who actually provide most …"

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"… ’s the good news: 74 percent of people nationwide who enrolled in health insurance plans through the Obamacare exchanges rate their coverage as excellent or …"

"… te a bit of cash if they had the ability or took the time to become better insurance shoppers. That’s according to both organizations. One of the goals of t …"

"… od about their selections, especially when you consider the way the health insurance world used to be. The marketplace is considerably more consumer-friendly t …"

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"… er and apart, to stamp out overcharges that have plagued the privately run insurance program for years. “Safeguards become all the more important as Medicar …"

"… ower lawsuits targeting Medicare Advantage. The suits argue that some insurance companies that offer Medicare Advantage “are allegedly engaging in billi …"

"… ients are sicker than they actually are….News reports indicate that some insurance companies are wrongfully claiming sicker patients, leading to inflated ris …"

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"… able Care Act. …"

"… responsibility. The strategy that emerged in the early 2000s was what the insurance industry called consumer driven health plans — CDHPs for short. The …"

"… ubstantial sum from their wallets for medical care every year before their insurance coverage kicks in.   In some ways at least, CDHPs are about less ins …"

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"… bsp;like BCBSM to do the paperwork. It is the employer’s money—not the insurance company’s—that is “at risk” in such arrangements. After suing and …"

"… g in the early 2000s that BCBSM was charging hidden fees, the company told insurance brokers, falsely, that its customers got 100 percent of the hospital disco …"

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"… sed. What will be the next Blockbuster? It very well might be your health insurance company, says Steven Brill, the entrepreneur and journalist whose 26,000-w …"

"… can health care captured the nation’s attention two years ago. “I see insurance companies as the weak players” in the U.S. health care system, Brill tol …"

"… hospitals and hospital-based health care system will be selling their own insurance,” Brill told me. I agree.  It’s a “back to the future” pheno …"

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"… Me? What Everyone Needs to Know About the Affordable Care Act. …"

"… ed 501(c)(3) nonprofit that appears to have been created with funding from insurance companies  by APCO Worldwide, a Washington influence firm with a long …"

"… deral spigot of taxpayer dollars already gushing into the bank accounts of insurance companies that operate Medicare Advantage plans, those privately run alter …"

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"… Street Journal editorial page. The CEOs of the largest for-profit health insurance corporations were very wary of Obamacare as it was being drafted on Capito …"

"… the public option. And lawmakers agreed to make the penalty for not buying insurance more painful with every passing year. But despite the worry, it turns out …"

"… every passing year. But despite the worry, it turns out that the law the insurance industry’s shills demonized has been awfully good to insurance company i …"

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"… He made no mention of the fact that what he really had in mind was putting insurance companies back in the middle of that relationship.   Stutts, who unt …"

"… of last week, this former up-and-comer, whose bill would once again allow insurance companies to decide when a mother and her newborn would have to leave the …"

"… a backlash against what was perceived to be inappropriate interference by insurance companies in the patient-physician relationship.    In the earl …"

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"… on’t always like how the candidates fare on the scorecard. For instance, insurance companies, which heavily supported Pomeroy, a former insurance commissione …"

"… r instance, insurance companies, which heavily supported Pomeroy, a former insurance commissioner, weren’t thrilled when the Chamber targeted him. Rep. John …"

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"… for Me? What Everyone Needs to Know About the Affordable Care Act. …"

"… w. He was quoted as saying that the “cost shift from Medicaid to private insurance would worsen as millions of eligible people are added to the Medicaid roll …"

"… l executives would like, that doesn’t mean they can simply force private insurance companies to pay more. In fact, as he pointed out, reduced government reim …"

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"… the game.” That was the phrase that many of my former colleagues in the insurance industry and I began using in the early 2000s as a way to deflect attentio …"

"… to begin shifting more and more of the cost of health care — and health insurance — to their customers. That meant that sick policyholders in particular w …"

"… ubtedly has contributed to a very troubling phenomenon: people with health insurance who are no longer getting the care they need because they don’t have eno …"

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"… of people are getting in 34 states to help cover the cost of their health insurance are illegal. Cruz and others who despise Obamacare are hoping that if the …"

"… hinks such an outcome would usher in an era of a better functioning health insurance marketplace should read the amicus brief submitted by America’s Health I …"

"… earth if the Supreme Court decides against the government, but of a health insurance apocalypse. Not everywhere, though, ironically. The marketplace meltdown w …"

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"… those most frightened by the National Health Service—then and now—are insurance industry executives. My former colleagues have been unceasing in their dep …"

"… nything in the world possibly be worse than a single-payer system in which insurance companies would be unnecessary? When I was an industry PR guy, I was part …"

"… s recently given the unfortunate news that his doctor was no longer in his insurance company’s network of providers. He was turned away. “Gray is far from …"

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"… he Affordable Care Act. …"

"… necessary to “keep insurers honest.” Getting rid of a government-run insurance option was the industry’s top objective during the health care reform de …"

"… was elected. He said on July 18, 2009, “Any plan I sign must include an insurance exchange—a one-stop-shopping marketplace where you can compare the benef …"

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"… up called the Coalition for Medicare Choices, which was set up by the insurance industry trade association America’s Health insurance Plans and boasts 1 …"

"… d the White House to back off. It pleads its case in a video ad. The insurance industry trade group also has held briefings on Capitol Hill des …"

"… hole.” Congress created Medicare Advantage in 2003 to encourage private insurance companies to jump into the senior care market without hesitation. Since th …"

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"… ould also eliminate the existing parts of the law  protecting us from insurance company practices that used to keep millions of us in the ranks of the uni …"

"… nbsp; There is some truth to that. The Affordable Care Act requires health insurance policies to cover 10 essential benefits, ranging from preventive care to p …"

"… nt CARE Act would restore that freedom.  And it would also restore to insurance companies the freedom to set annual limits on coverage. The health insuran …"

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"… cially—are the top executives and shareholders of the country’s health insurance companies. Among those who apparently have not yet benefited much at all, …"

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"… pede the reach of Obamacare. Lawmakers in New York, for instance, extended insurance benefits to veteran horse racing jockeys in the state, while Tennessee and …"

"… the case, King v. Burwell, is due this summer and could radically shake up insurance markets. That would no doubt result in a new flood of proposals. But stat …"

"… would offset any fines collected from people who refuse to purchase health insurance, or otherwise limit the law’s reach. A “model” bill considered in at …"

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"… at will create more layers of regulation and bureaucracy.” The finance, insurance and real estate sector ranked third in contracts with advertising and PR a …"

"… Health insurance Plans. It’s unclear what exactly the agency did on the insurance group’s behalf — the firm’s founder, David Barnhart, declined to ans …"

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