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2009-10-13 07:10:00

The day before a key congressional committee vote, insurance companies were delivering harsh criticisms of President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul, claiming that it would result in soaring costs to consumers. The attacks hit the White House on Monday, according to a report for the industry by auditors PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), which was a huge disappointment for those who hoped that the insurance lobby would not attempt to hinder Obama's top domestic priority. The PWC study concluded...

2009-10-01 13:59:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Today America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) President & CEO Karen Ignagni visited Harrisburg and talked to Capital BlueCross and guests about the current status of health care reform. Attendees included Pennsylvania Insurance Department Commissioner Joel Ario, a number of elected officials, Capital BlueCross members, representatives from area hospitals and providers, and representatives from Pennsylvania's three other Blue Plans. The America's...

2009-09-16 13:02:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) released the following statement today from President and CEO Karen Ignagni: "Senator Max Baucus has led an unprecedented and rigorous bipartisan process to enact health care reform this year and challenged all stakeholders to contribute to this process. The introduction of legislation in the Finance Committee is a very important step in the health care reform process. "Health plans have stepped up...

2009-09-16 11:45:00

Fourteen health insurance companies and their national front group spent $15.5 million in first half of 2009 - more than $2.5 million per month WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fourteen major health insurers and their industry association flexed their political muscle to the tune of $2.5 million per month - an increase of 25 percent over previous years - in the first half of 2009 to influence the health care reform debate, according to a report released today by the...

2009-09-14 07:10:00

AHIP to leverage MedAssurant's datasets and analytical capabilities in its efforts to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) and MedAssurant, Inc., announced today that MedAssurant, through its healthcare data analytics services, will support AHIP's research capabilities in the areas of quality and effectiveness of treatments. This working relationship will help AHIP in its efforts to...

2009-09-09 21:16:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) released the following statement today from Karen Ignagni, President and CEO: "We agree the status quo is not sustainable. That is why health plans last year did something industries rarely do: stepped up and offered solutions to address the health care concerns raised by the American people. We proposed health insurance reform to guarantee coverage to all Americans, eliminate pre-existing condition...

2009-07-27 10:14:00

WASHINGTON and NEW YORK, July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) has selected Deloitte to be a provider of subject matter experience, knowledge and training content related to ICD-10 and HIPAA 5010 compliance learning programs for the upcoming year. These regulations involve the coding system that doctors and hospitals use to code diagnoses and procedure information on medical claims and other fundamental health transactions. The upgrade to...

2009-07-20 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health plans today launched a new national television advertising campaign in support of bipartisan health care reform. The first health care reform ad from America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), "Illness", calls for fixing health care to make sure all Americans have the health and financial security that health insurance provides. "Illness doesn't care where you live. . .or if you're already sick...or if you lose your job. Your...

2009-07-16 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many California hospitals would face substantial net losses if there were a large scale shift of individuals with private coverage to a government-run plan that reimburses providers at Medicare rates or Medicare rates plus 10 percent, according to a new hospital-by-hospital analysis released today by America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), based on data from California's Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD)....

2009-06-19 10:00:00

PALS encourages seniors to help other seniors, remain active PITTSBURGH, June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Foundation recently honored Highmark Inc.'s PALS (People Able to Lend Support) program with its 2009 Community Foundation Leadership Award. PALS was recognized for its successful efforts in connecting senior citizens with other seniors in their community to enhance their physical and mental health and reduce isolation by providing outlets to make new...