A recent trend in generic drugs has doctors, patients, and now anti-trust officials worried.
The Affordable Care Act includes an excise tax on high-cost employer-sponsored insurance, commonly referred to by the rhetorical auto analogy, “Cadillac Tax.” It is designed to slowly increase taxes on the otherwise tax-exempt insurance premiums paid through an employer.
In 2014, twenty mergers between two pharmaceutical companies were valued at over $1 billion.
During the 2014-2015 open enrollment period of the Health Insurance Marketplace, the national number of exchange beneficiaries increased from 8 million to roughly 11.7 million.
Silver plans continue to dominate enrollment through the Health Insurance Marketplace.
The Department of Defense provides health insurance for 9.6 million active duty servicemembers, retirees, and their family members through TriCare.
Medicare Advantage is a popular health insurance program for American seniors that has been successful in offering more plan choices, good benefits, and quality healthcare.
Of all the anomalies and mysteries that plague the American health care system, researchers are especially vexed by the wide geographic variation in health care costs.
Last year, many states that chose to operate their own exchanges led the nation as models for the Health Insurance Marketplace enrollment effort.
As the second annual open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace enters its final weeks, the reports published by the Department of Health and Human Services continue to show that the large majority of enrollees are selecting Silver plans, unswayed by the low-cost of Bronze plans or the rich benefits of Gold and Platinum plans.