It includes tax incentives for small businesses, risk pools for the medically uninsurable individuals, Medicaid reform and exemption from state mandated coverages which, HIAA
said, "can add 20 percent or more to the cost of health insurance.
We know Paul will make a significant contribution," says Joyce Carter, HIAA
President and CEO.
The radical expansion of health insurance also altered the political concerns of HIAA
and Blue Shield leaders and undermined their alliance with the AMA.
survey also revealed that 40 percent of employee benefit executives know of these new consumer-choice directed plans, with executives at businesses employing more than 1,000 employees the most familiar with the new option.
Judge Walton did not rule on the copyright issue and HIAA
may still pursue the matter:
Millions more Americans view private long term care insurance as excellent protection for the often catastrophic costs of nursing home, assisted living, or home health care, HIAA
president Chip Kahn said.
dusted off Harry and Louise for another multimillion-dollar campaign to promote its InsureUSA proposal.
expects that number to rise to 9 million by 2005 and to nearly 70 million by 2030.
What the HIAA
fails to address in this paper is the inconvenience, frustration, and cost associated with obtaining insurance plan approval for medical necessity.
and the AAHP have each hired two new lobbying firms this year.
claimed that reform as presented by the association would achieve health care that served everyone (and would be less damaging to HIAA
members than the Clinton plan).
He says that as far as he knows, no member of HIAA
plans to require that applicants take genetic tests.