HHS Unveils Proposed HIX Rules
Sebelius emphasized other efforts the HHS has put in place to make healthcare insurance more affordable, including grants to states to create structures to review and reject "huge premium hikes that can cause people to lose their coverage." She said the Obama administration has "also mandated that insurers cut their administrative costs and that they spend the bulk of consumer premiums on healthcare instead of on advertising and large CEO bonuses."
"And we've already seen the fruits of that labor with a sharp slowdown in rise of premiums in many states across the country."
Cheryl Clark is senior quality editor and California correspondent for HealthLeaders Media. She is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists.
- Drug Pricing 'Tantamount to Greed,' Lawmaker Says
- Surgical Checklists Unused in 10% of Hospitals, CMS Data Shows
- The Infection-Busting Treatment Payers Don’t Want to Talk About
- CVS Ramps Up Retail Clinics with Provider Affiliations
- Wanted: Nurse PhDs
- 4 Tectonic Shifts Shaking Up Healthcare
- Study Puts Spotlight on Preventing Fall-Related Injuries
- Doctors Feel Pressure to Accept Risk-based Reimbursement
- Ascension, Carondelet to Partner with Tenet, Dignity Health
- Rural Means Older and Sicker, Data Confirms