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Individual Health Insurance Markets That Work, Part Two

Jacqueline Fellows

Fresh from an overseas trip focusing on health insurance markets and consumer empowerment, the chief marketing officer of a Massachusetts payer observes that in Australia, consumers are trained in healthcare financial literacy. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

AHA: Hospitals Can Pay Patients' HIX Premiums

In a legal advisory to hospitals, the American Hospital Association asserts that the federal government's own regulations "clearly allow for another person or organization to pay the insurance premium for the enrolling individual." >>>

Tough Economy No Excuse for Lax Fundraising

A development executive at a Maine hospital argues that a soft economy is no reason to miss fundraising goals. Chief development officers and CEOs must simply work harder to refine their strategies and solidify relationships with donors, she says. >>>

HMA Board Approves $7.6B CHS Acquisition

The transaction cleared a key sticking point when Glenview Capital Management, which owns 14.5% of Health Management Associates stock, agreed to the sale. Community Health Systems is expected to complete its acquisition during the first quarter of 2014. >>>

Why e-Scheduling May be Healthcare's Most Valuable App

Cheap, ubiquitous teleconferencing technology can turn any visit to a primary care provider into a patient-centered care team huddle, cutting weeks off the referral run-around and reining in costs. But it only works if the right team of providers, specialists, and the patient are available at an agreed-upon time. >>>

A Better Way to Cut Workplace Stress

Workplace stress causes absenteeism, productivity losses, and increases in healthcare costs. Employers that help workers manage stress factors see significant financial benefits. But wellness programs alone don't get the job done. >>>

Physician Executive Compensation Growth Slow, but Healthy

Even though compensation growth has slowed a bit—CEOs report a gain of only 4% over two years—the demand for physician executives continues to increase. Median annual pay reported by doctors in executive roles is $325,000. >>>

Letter to Sebelius: Take Control of the Message

Amidst the healthcare.gov debacle, let's not lose sight of what is really important—access to affordable health insurance. Please start doing a better job of controlling your agency's message about the public's access to health insurance. >>>



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News Headlines

Push to renew health plans finds unlikely state allies

The New York Times, November 20, 2013

Up to 40 percent of Obamacare's 'back office' functions yet to be built, tech chief says

The Washington Post, November 20, 2013

Health insurers face an uncertain future

Kaiser Health News / St. Louis Post Dispatch, November 19, 2013

Obamacare gives states grants to cut health costs

USA Today / Stateline, November 19, 2013

MA consumers cannot keep canceled health plans

Boston.com / Associated Press, November 19, 2013

Opinion: How we got Obamacare to work

The Washington Post, November 18, 2013

Healthcare.gov goal is for 80% of users to be able to enroll for insurance

The Washington Post, November 18, 2013

Efficiency push comes at a price for IN hospitals

The Miami Herald / The Daily Journal, November 18, 2013

CA takes down 10 fake Obamacare websites

Reuters, November 15, 2013

Health law enrollment figures far lower than initial estimates

The New York Times, November 14, 2013



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