Obamacare Pummels Blue Cross Blue Shield Of NC...


By Chris Conover

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC is expecting to lose more than $400 million on its first two years of Obamacare business. According to this morning’s News and Observer, “The dramatic deterioration in Blue Cross’ ACA business is causing increasing alarm among agents and public health officials.”
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The Case for High Performance Health Plans-STRATeBEN Model 11years running


By Brian Klepper

...And in the healthcare marketplace are under-recognized companies [like Strateben] that do health care dramatically differently, delivering high performance and high impact – meaning they are unusually effective in costly areas of care. ...

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IRS ability to verify ACA tax credit qualifications questioned



The Internal Revenue Service did not receive much of the information it needed early this tax season from health insurance exchanges to verify taxpayers’ qualifications to claim tax credits to subsidize buying health coverage, according to a new report...

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Health Insurers Seek Hefty Rate Boosts


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Major insurers in some states are proposing hefty rate boosts for plans sold under the federal health law, setting the stage for an intense debate this summer over the law’s impact.

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Hospital Profits Soar As Obamacare Prescribes More Paying Patients


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Bruce Japsen, Contributor

Hospital operators continue to see profits and revenue not seen in a decade thanks to the Affordable Care Act and related efforts to sign up uninsured patients to coverage so facilities can reduce unpaid medical bills.

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