Scott Muelrath, president and CEO of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce at Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort , 1610 Lake Las Vegas Pkwy, in Henderson on Wednesday, March 18,2015. (Jeff Scheid/Las Vegas Review-Journal) Three local business associations have partnered with UnitedHealthcare to offer 10 insurance plans targeted at small businesses and sole proprietors. Despite criticism of the so-called association health plans available to small businesses or groups of 50 employees or members or less, brokers say the offerings aren’t just comparable to those sold on the exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act — in some cases, they’re better. Members of the Latin, Henderson and Boulder City chambers of commerce will be able to choose between 10 HMO, Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) and point-of service (POS) health plans when the next enrollment period begins on Sept. 1. The Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce previously announced its intention to offer an association … [Read more...] about Clark County chambers offer ‘very decent’ health insurance plans
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Over the last two decades, the cost of health insurance has gone up an average of 3.7 percent per year in Switzerland and people are well and truly fed up. Health insurance costs are a hot topic in Switzerland right now. Speak to anyone in the country about what concerns them most and they are likely to mention rising premiums. “It's two to midnight,” said Swiss price watchdog Stefan Meierhans recently, describing the current situation. Meanwhile the CEO of health insurance Santésuisse said the system was “gradually approaching collapse”. Because while almost everyone agrees Switzerland has fantastic healthcare, it comes at a high price. Healthcare costs in 2015 were equal to 12.1 percent of GDP, or second only to the United States, OECD figures show. It's same story for per capita spending: Switzerland is set to spend 10,500 francs per person for healthcare in 2018 this year, according to the KOF Swiss Economic Institute at Zurich's ETH … [Read more...] about How can health insurance in Switzerland be made cheaper?
Switzerland's top court has ordered a Geneva doctor to repay 1.3 million francs to health insurers after being found guilty of over-billing. The practitioner has a general medicine and radiology practice, according to a report from the ATS news agency. But for more than 15 years the doctor has been in the sights of Santésuisse, the umbrella group for Swiss health insurance companies, and more than 20 insurers. They accuse him of billing at a rate higher than practised by other doctors performing the same services. In 1998, the doctor was notified that he was charging rates that were well above what other doctors in the same line of work were billing. A long legal process was subsequently launched. On March 8th, a cantonal insurance arbitration tribunal ordered the doctor to pay 1.8 million francs to insurers to offset over-billing. He filed an appeal with Switzerland’s supreme court which reduced the payment in a ruling released on Monday. The court … [Read more...] about Over-billing doc ordered to repay health insurers
Split View Views Article contents Figures & tables Video Audio Supplementary Data PDF Cite Citation J. Kim; Development of public health in America: ‘Guaranteed Issue’ mandates, Journal of Public Health, Volume 39, Issue 3, 1 September 2017, Pages 433–439, https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdw055 Download citation file: RIS (Zotero) EndNote BibTex Medlars ProCite RefWorks Reference Manager © 2018 Oxford University Press Close Permissions Share Email Twitter Facebook Navbar Search Filter All All Journals Mobile Microsite Search Term Sign In Register Close search filter All All Journals search input Advanced Search Today, the USA is struggling to balance access to healthcare for all its citizens with constraints of the federal budget and precepts of the US Constitution. This political … [Read more...] about Development of public health in America: ‘Guaranteed Issue’ mandates
In honor of the on-going NBA playoffs, the week’s edition of the Health Wonk Review will examine the top 16 health policy posts written over the past two weeks. The worthy authors have shown terrific vision and an ability to make slam dunk arguments (groan). The authors’ raw talents and athletic intellectual abilities are so overwhelming, even my own nominee was relegated to the lottery. You may support the arguments of some authors more than others, but at least we can all agree that the playoff-bound authors are smarter than this guy. Without further ado, here are your playoff-worthy posts: EAST The Notwithstanding Blog notes that although many wonks see salary-based physician payment as a happy medium between fee-for-service and capitation payment, these salaried physicians still may maintain significant conflicts of interest. The Incidental Economist wonders whether the Affordable Care Act is just an excuse for income redistribution. Will a robot soon replace your … [Read more...] about Health Wonk Review: NBA Playoffs Edition ” Healthcare Economist