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CMS approved cuts in Medi-Cal in California, which will have consequences for Medi-Cal patients to find quality health care providers in California

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CMS, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has approved  California state budget proposals to reduce Medi-Cal provider reimbursement rates by 10 % , which will have consequences for Medi-Cal patients to find quality health care providers in California. The Budget cut assumes a savings of$ 623 million General Fund from the reimbursement proposals. […]

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Subsidized Pre-Existing Health Program (PCIP) – one measure of affordable health insurance in Santa Monica, California falls short of enrollment

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The  enrollment of the subsidized health insurance program for pre exisiting health conditons (PCIP), one measure to offer affordable health insurance in Santa Monica  and the rest of  California, falls still short of expectations. After its first anniversary, there are approx. 5000 members, where as the target for membership enrollment was planned to be an  […]

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Insurers and Employers will incentify healthy behaviors of their employees -as one measure to be able offer affordable health insurance in Santa Monica

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With exploding health care cost, and consequently higher health insurance premiums in Santa Monica, California  and the rest of the U.S., more employers and Insurers give incentives to their employees and policyholders, when they demonstrate healthy behaviors. Employers such as American Express gave their employees $ 200 toward their health care expenses, if they walked […]

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Blue Shield announces another 283 million in premium refund – this is one way to offer affordable health insurance in Brentwood

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 One way to offer affordable health insurance is the additional $ 283 premium refund announcement in December by Blue Shield Customers for its 2 million policy holders in California  Blue Shield, the San Francisco non profit insurer, had promised to return money to their policyholders when its net income exceeded 2 % of revenue. After […]

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Less Competion in Health Insurance Market influences affordable health insurance in Santa Monica

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Accordingly to the newest Kaiser Family Foundation report  the health insurance market in the individual and small group insurance is very concentrated, which  might influence affordable health insurance  in Santa Monica  and the rest of the country. In the majority of States one single insurance carrier holds about 45-54% of market share in the state.  […]

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Anthem will drop Wallgreens Pharmacy – a consequence to offer affordable health insurance in Brentwood

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In order to keep the pharmaceutical cost down and to be still able to offer affordable health insurance in Brentwood, Anthem announced that beginning January 2012  prescriptions will be no longer filled at Wallgreens. Accordingly to a report 2010 by the CDC the US National spending for prescription drugs was $234.1 billion in 2008, which […]