Over fourteen million beneficiaries have received at least one preventive service without cost-sharing since the beginning of 2012, according to a recent announcement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). In California, that number is 1,180,220 beneficiaries. Also, in the first 4 months of 2012 alone, more than 416,000 people saved an average of $724 on … [Read more...] about Health Care Reform: Tangible Benefits & Uncertain Future…
If you're available at 9p.m. tonight, CNBC is airing their 1-hour documentary on health care fraud. Senior correspondent Scott Cohn and others on CNBC's investigation crew joined a fraud strike team over a period of 6 months to get a firsthand experience of the fraud problem, and the new multi-agency, collaborative efforts and tactics being used the past 2 years since health … [Read more...] about CNBC Presents “Health Care Hustle” Tonight 4/9 at 9p.m.
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will review the legal challenges against the federal health reform law, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), in early spring 2012. While several different lawsuits challenging the law were presented to the justices, the court will only review the multistate lawsuit filed by 26 states and the National Federation of Independent … [Read more...] about Supreme Court to Review Constitutionality of New Health Care Law & Key Provisions
Kaiser Family Foundation recently posted a summary article on 9 main ways the new health care reform law may affect people in 2011; 5 of them specifically affect Medicare beneficiaries. See below or click here to view their full article. Nine Ways the New Health Law May Affect You in 2011 Opponents of the new health care overhaul law are threatening to repeal, defund and … [Read more...] about Learn How Health Care Reform May Affect You in 2011
Bonnie Burns, our Training and Policy Specialist, is serving on several National Association of Insurance Commissioners' (NAIC) committees that are charged with developing standards for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to use to implement various parts of the health care reform law. Many rules must be written in a short 3-year period to implement the … [Read more...] about Learn the Inside Scoop for Consumers on Health Care Reform