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2009-05-11 10:50:00

President Barack Obama's plan to overhaul the US healthcare system is expected to receive major support from groups representing hospitals, insurance companies, drug makers and doctors on Monday, who say they will slow their rate increases to enable them to provide health insurance to approximately 50 million Americans who are living without it over the next 10 years. White House officials estimate savings to amount to $2 trillion. Confirming the deal with the health industry, Obama is...

2009-04-28 10:45:00

Private-Sector Solutions Essential for Sustainable Health Care Reform WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Private-sector strategies to improve health care quality and value are an essential component of comprehensive health care reform, according to America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). AHIP hosted a press conference today to highlight the innovative payment models health plans have implemented to reward quality and spur improvement. "There is widespread agreement that...

2009-03-25 12:37:00

OAKLAND, Calif., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's largest organization of registered nurses today condemned the conditional offer by the insurance industry to stop denying coverage to sick people in exchange for a massive government bailout. On Tuesday, the insurance trade lobby America's Health Insurance Plans and Blue Cross and Blue Shield offered to stop denying coverage to those with pre-existing conditions - but only if the healthcare reform plan under consideration in Congress...

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2009-03-25 09:01:24

Do you pay more for health insurance because you are sick? Well, that could change after the health insurance industry offered Tuesday to stop charging higher premiums to people with a history of medical problems. The news is a major shift in the way the healthcare industry charges customers. The offer came from America's Health Insurance Plans and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association in the form of a letter to key senators. The insurance giants wrote that they are willing to, "phase out...

2009-03-10 11:15:00

Release of AHIP's new survey of small group coverage WASHINGTON, March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Affordable coverage options for small businesses must be a top priority as the nation pursues health care reform, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) said today at a joint press conference. "We must work together to pursue creative, private market solutions to what has become an unsustainable problem for small businesses -...

2009-03-05 16:33:00

WASHINGTON, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Karen Ignagni, President and CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans, issued the following statement today on the White House Health Care Summit: "We were honored to participate in the White House Health Care Summit. By bringing together a broad range of policymakers and stakeholders for thoughtful discussion on access, cost, and quality, the President has initiated a transparent, inclusive reform process just as he pledged to the American...

2009-03-02 12:44:00

WASHINGTON, March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Karen Ignagni, President and CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans, issued the following statement today in response to the President's nomination of Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius to be Secretary of Health and Human Services and the appointment of Nancy-Ann DeParle to head the White House Office for Health Reform: "Today the President is putting in place a team that is ready on day one to provide the leadership necessary to achieve health...

2009-02-13 15:01:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Karen Ignagni, President and CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans, issued the following statement today on the health care provisions in the economic recovery legislation: "This legislation means health security for millions of low-income families and workers going through a job transition. The health IT provisions in this bill will improve health care quality and safety, strengthen privacy protections and preserve patients' access to...

2009-02-11 12:46:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many members of Generation-X say they feel unprepared for long-term care and do not feel they are taking the necessary steps to prepare for their futures, according to a survey released today by America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). The survey, conducted by StrategyOne on behalf of AHIP, found that over half (52 percent) of respondents born between 1960 and 1980 feel somewhat or entirely unprepared for long-term care. They also place more...

2009-02-11 10:40:00

Information on health safety and efficacy a building block for health reform WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Karen Ignagni, President and CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), today issued the following statement on the comparative effectiveness funding included in the Senate-passed stimulus bill: "At a time when access to quality, affordable health care is a serious concern for many Americans, it is critical that our country make investments to create a sustainable...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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