Tag: colorado health insurance

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Health Insurance Exchange & Reform Updates

Congress returns from a two-week recess Monday, and the federal budget is again expected to quickly become the focus of attention. Just prior to recess, the House passed a budget resolution that proposes to cut the deficit with significant changes to Medicare and Medicare. The latter would essentially be transformed […]

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States Resisting Health Insurance Overhaul

ARIZONA: A bill that would require Arizona health insurance carriers to provide written claim reports to plan sponsors up to twice a year, upon request, has been favorably amended in the House to make compliance less onerous. Modeled after a Texas law enacted in 2007, the bill originally required the […]

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Colorado Health Insurance Exchange

The administration-supported Colorado health insurance exchange bill had its first hearing in the Senate Health and Human Services Committee¬† last week. Although it passed out of the Democratic-controlled committee, there was a heated debate when Republicans asked for an amendment that would add a conditional repeal provision in case ongoing […]

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Colorado Health Insurance Exchange

A bipartisan Colorado health insurance exchange bill was introduced last week by Sen. Betty Boyd (D), Chairman of the Health and Human Services Committee, and Rep. Amy Stephens (R), House Majority Leader. The bill focuses on governance and would create a health insurance exchange that is a nonprofit unincorporated public […]

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States Fight Back On Health Care Reform

When the nation’s governors came calling at the White House last week, President Obama greeted his guests with the offer of new flexibility toward implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The President said he is willing to give states an earlier opportunity to opt out of […]

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Very Busy Week In Individual Health Insurance Reform

If you’re keeping score, three federal judges have now ruled in favor of the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) while two have ruled against it. The latest to weigh in was a federal judge in the District of Columbia who last week upheld the constitutionality […]

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Aetna Insurance Withdrawals From Colorado Health Insurance

Aetna insurance is withdrawing from Colorado individual health insurance market effective 2/1/11 Aetna health insurance no longer offers Aetna Advantage Plans for Individuals, Families and the Self Employed plans in Colorado health insurance. Why is Aetna health insurance making this change? After reviewing the Aetna portfolio of Individual health insurance […]

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Colorado Health Insurance Carriers

Colorado health insurance,¬† Colorado Medical Society has concerns regarding potential 2011 legislation affecting the Aexcel program. The association’s concerns center around increased availability of reports prior to appeals of health insurance carriers‘ decisions to exclude physicians, more standardization around measures used to assess quality, and mid-term progress reports. CMS expressed […]

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Colorado Health Insurance Aetna

The General Assembly in Colorado health insurance recently adjourned a 2010 session that was focused heavily on health care issues. Outgoing Governor Bill Ritter succeeded in his goal of leaving a health care reform legacy with the passage of unisex rating in the individual market, a plain language requirement for […]

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This Week In Health Care Reform

As lawmakers returned to Washington this week, Republicans affirmed their commitment to repealing the health care reform legislation, while Democrats continued to campaign on the health care reform law’s merits. Meanwhile, President Obama stepped up his efforts to energize his core supporters by capitalizing on health care reform. Health Care […]