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Empowering consumers and improving access to out-of-pocket cost information

By Allyson Funk  |    June 16, 2016
A well-informed consumer is an engaged and empowered patient. One policy solution for delivering innovative treatments to patients is to engage and empower consumers by making more information...   Read More

Many consumers still face confusion around health insurance coverage

By Rebecca Davison  |    May 25, 2016
Consumers need to be engaged and empowered when making decisions about their health coverage. Two recent studies suggest more can be done to help consumers sort through their health insurance...   Read More

Higher deductibles and more dissatisfaction with health plans according to new poll

By Karyn Schwartz  |    May 20, 2016
The share of consumers in a high deductible plan increased from 36 percent to 49 percent among those who purchase their own insurance, according to a new Kaiser Family Foundation poll released...   Read More

New non-discrimination rule neglects to define discriminatory benefits

By Karyn Schwartz  |    May 19, 2016
In a final rule released late last week, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights declined to provide details on health insurance benefit designs it considers to be...   Read More

A state-by-state look at coverage and access hurdles in 2016 exchange plans

By Rebecca Davison  |    May 6, 2016
We frequently talk about access barriers patients with health insurance exchange plans face, including two recent studies from Avalere Health and Harvard University Center for Health Law and...   Read More

New Avalere study: Health plan formularies continue to suggest bias against individuals with certain health conditions

By Karyn Schwartz  |    April 19, 2016
Despite warnings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that requiring high cost sharing for all or most medications to treat a condition may be discriminatory, new data from...   Read More

New Study: Patient cost sharing rising as plans push more costs to patients through deductibles, coinsurance

By Karyn Schwartz  |    April 13, 2016
New data show changes in how insurers structure health insurance benefits have made out-of-pocket costs harder for patients to budget for or predict. A Kaiser Family Foundation analysis released...   Read More

New research: Insurance plan structure can have discriminatory effect

By Karyn Schwartz  |    March 31, 2016
New research from the Harvard University Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI) is another piece of evidence showing how health insurance plan design may be trying to discourage...   Read More

When coverage does not equal access to care

By Karyn Schwartz  |    February 19, 2016
Building on recent stories about the challenges even those with insurance are facing, new data show some consumers have no choice but to pay up to thousands of dollars out of pocket before their...   Read More

Do you know how insurance covers your medicines?

By Allyson Funk  |    January 14, 2016
You’ve seen our check lists of questions to ask about your insurance coverage and how to make sure your medicines are covered, but do you know how (and if) your insurance plan covers your...   Read More

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