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2010-10-22 00:00:36

America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) President and CEO Karen Ignagni released the following statement on the MLR proposal approved today by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC): "The current MLR proposal will reduce competition, disrupt coverage, and threaten patients' access to health plans' quality improvement services." Washington, DC (Vocus) October 21, 2010 Washington, D.C. "“ America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) President and CEO Karen Ignagni...

2010-07-28 15:39:00

BOWIE, Md., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- MedAssurant Inc., a leading provider of data-driven healthcare solutions, announced that research from a major study by America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) was presented in Washington D.C. today featuring MedAssurant's data and analytics. The results were presented by AHIP alongside executives from Aetna, Humana, Tufts and United in a session entitled "Reducing Preventable Hospital Readmissions in Medicare." The study utilized MedAssurant's Medical...

2010-04-20 09:24:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Burgess, an industry leader in Medicare reimbursement solutions, is a Presidential Sponsor of America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Institute 2010, June 9-11 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nev. Hosting health insurance plan leaders and professionals, the Institute will focus on current health care trends and issues. Burgess will present "The Growing Impact of Medicare Rates on Commercial Business" at the Institute. Moderated by...

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2010-03-31 05:45:00

President Barack Obama signed the final part of the healthcare reform legislation into law on Thursday, defending the law and hoping to win over critics in the process. "This day affirms our ability to overcome the challenges of our politics and meet the challenges of our time," the President said before an audience of mostly college students, shortly after putting his signature to a bill that will finalize his insurance and medical overhaul while also reforming student loan programs for...

2010-02-11 08:30:00

Savings are estimated in the hundreds of billions of dollars when all of health care moves to automation and standardization; A watershed development comparable to what ATMs did for banking, the initiative has broad support among New Jersey physician organizations TRENTON, N.J., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health plans today launched a landmark initiative to make delivering and getting health care easier for patients and their physicians by reducing the time, effort, and expense...

2010-01-05 11:28:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New National Health Expenditure Accounts data released by CMS show that health spending in the United States grew at 4.4 percent in 2008. Although the recession has brought a reduction in the rate of increase in health care costs, the data show costs continue to grow faster than the overall economy and the portion of GDP devoted to health care continues to increase. "The latest national health expenditure data demonstrate why health care...

2009-12-24 06:20:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Karen Ignagni, President and CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), released the following statement today on passage of Senate health care reform legislation: "Providing all Americans with health care coverage is crucial for the country. Health plans support legislative changes that would provide guaranteed access to all Americans, with no pre-existing condition limitations and no health-status-based premiums. These reforms are...

2009-12-19 18:40:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Karen Ignagni, President and CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), released the following statement today on the Senate health care reform legislation: "The debate before us today is not whether insurance market reforms are needed. In fact, health plans proposed and support a complete overhaul of insurance market rules and new consumer protections to ensure all Americans have guaranteed access to affordable, portable coverage. The...

2009-11-19 14:47:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Karen Ignagni, President and CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), released the following statement today on the release of proposed Senate legislation: "The promise of health care reform is that it will provide all Americans coverage, allow them to keep their coverage if they like it, and bends the cost curve to put the system on a sustainable path. These are the standards by which any reform bill should be judged, and the Senate...

2009-11-07 22:19:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Karen Ignagni, President and CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), released the following statement today on House passage of H.R. 3962. "Health plans strongly support comprehensive health care reform, and we have contributed to this discussion by proposing a complete overhaul of how health insurance is provided. Earlier this year, we proposed guaranteed coverage, elimination of pre-existing condition exclusions, no longer basing...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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