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They say it will help reduce unnecessary ER visits and ensure better follow-up care. It’s also good P.R., and helps them meet their obligations to provide benefits to the community in exchange for significant tax breaks.
The costs of using a new class of cancer treatments include far more than the drug’s sticker price.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed many critical health care bills sent to him by the state legislature, cementing California’s role as a health care champion.
The president’s move to end payments that reduce out-of-pocket costs for low-income consumers had already been anticipated in California and some other states — and could hit a legal snag.
In this Facebook Live chat, Kaiser Health News’ Jay Hancock answers questions about President Donald Trump’s announcement that he will end federal payments for the Affordable Care Act’s cost-sharing reductions.
Nearly three-quarters of Americans would like to see the administration focus on efforts on making the Affordable Care Act work, rather than trying to make it fail.
Out-of-pocket health costs eat up about 18 percent of retirees’ incomes.
After regulators questioned Anthem’s forecast for medical costs, the company agreed to reduce rate hikes on its individual and small-business health plans next year, saving customers an estimated $114 million.
Covered California authorized a 12.4 percent average surcharge on silver-tier plans, the second-least expensive option sold on the exchange. It brings the total average premium increase on those plans to nearly 25 percent next year.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed the measure, which takes effect next year and will require drug companies to publicly justify big price increases.