Pa. Insurance Dept. hits UPMC with $250K penalty for Affordable Care Act violations
The UPMC review, one of five insurance company reviews conducted by PID, and which covered the time period between Jan. 1, 2015, to March 31, 2016, found that, among other violations, the company denied claims that should have been paid, miscalculated maximum out-of-pocket costs, and issued “unclear communications.”
Eleven generic versions of an HIV drug were rushed to market. And list prices went up. Why?
“Most generic medications are less than a bottle of Tylenol,” a pharmacist said. “We don’t need to pay for insurance to cover a bottle of Tylenol.”
Trump takes a final shot at Obamacare exchanges. How Pa. is impacted
By Michael Ollove On his way out of the White House, President Donald Trump is taking one last swipe at the Affordable Care Act, proposing to allow states to opt out of the Obamacare exchanges where millions of Americans enroll in health insurance plans. If states choose this potential new option, residents would no longer […]
Report: Ranks of Pa.’s uninsured children grew between 2016-19 | Tuesday Morning Coffee
Gains in reducing the rate of uninsured children have been wiped out over the last three years, a new study concludes.
Insurance companies and Big Pharma are fighting. And you’re left holding the bag | Opinion
By Simon F. Haeder Americans pay more for their prescription drugs than any other nation in the world. And the discrepancies are growing. Indeed, while per capita spending in the US today exceeds $1,000, the Germans and French pay about half that. Surprisingly, until the mid-1990s, the United States was really not an outlier when […]
‘The whole idea is peace of mind:’ Gov. Tom Wolf urges Pa. residents without insurance to get coverage
The open enrollment window closes on Dec. 15. Starting next year, Pa. residents will be able to obtain coverage through a state-run exchange.