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Feds Approve Wisconsin Medicaid Cuts

April 30th, 2012 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
Meanwhile, Kansas applies for waiver to shift Medicaid beneficiaries into managed care plans and Medicaid costs in Kentucky weigh on one insurer.

Viewpoints On Health Law: Concerns About ‘Lake Wobegon-ization’ Of Medicare Advantage; Romney’s Efforts To Raise Fears

April 30th, 2012 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
Editorials and op-eds examine a number of different aspects of the controversies surrounding the health law.

Out-Of-State Insurers Show No Interest In Georgia

April 30th, 2012 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
Also, CalPERS finds wide variation in knee and hip replacement costs, and Allina Health offers grants for wellness programs in Minnesota.

Humana Reports Drop In First Quarter Profits

April 30th, 2012 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
The insurer attributed the decrease to paying out more in claims, as well as additional investment as it anticipates strong growth in its Medicare Advantage plans.

High-Deductible Plans Become ‘Mainstream’ In The Marketplace

April 30th, 2012 | Comments Off | Posted in Health Insurance today
The PBS News Hour story examined how high-deductible health plans work, and possible consumer risks with this form of health coverage.