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Interview with Dr. Ben Zaniello, Collective Medical Technologies

| Nov 14, 2017 | Alaska, California, Oregon, Washington

Sacramento Mayor asks county for $53 million for Whole Person Care Pilot Project focused on homelessness

| Nov 1, 2017 | California

Sacramento County and the City of Sacramento have recently struggled to coordinate on addressing homelessness, substance abuse, and mental health. The county decided not to participate in the Whole Person Care (WPC) pilot program, a four-year program to focus on supporting the homeless population, enhancing care coordination, and sharing patient...[ Read More ]

For some Texans, cheaper to buy gold plans than silver

| Oct 31, 2017 | Texas

Texas is one of twelve states on healthcare.gov that has counties where the average monthly premium for a silver plan is higher than the average monthly premium for a gold plan, without taking subsides into account. Due to President Trump’s consistent threats to stop cost-sharing reduction payments (CSRs), which he...[ Read More ]

Hawaii's silver plans more expensive than gold

| Oct 31, 2017 | Hawaii

Hawaii is one of twelve states on healthcare.gov where the average monthly premium for a silver plan is higher than the average monthly premium for a gold plan, without taking subsides into account. Due to President Trump’s consistent threats to stop cost-sharing reduction payments (CSRs), which he ultimately did, insurers...[ Read More ]

WA Office of Insurance Commissioner releases report on stabilizing the individual market

| Oct 25, 2017 | Washington

The Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) has released an analysis conducted by the actuarial firm Wakely on state-based options to stabilize the individual market for 2019. The goals of market stabilization are: Bend the cost-curve downward towards affordability Maximize availability of coverage and promote consumer choice of health plans...[ Read More ]

ACHs face $50 million funding shortfall in Medicaid Transformation

| Oct 24, 2017 | Washington

All nine Accountable Communities of Health will see a reduction in funds in Year 1 of the five-year Medicaid Demonstration. Due to program changes and Designated State Health Programs (DSHP) expenditures being lower than initially expected, there is a $50 million shortfall out of the expected $138 million, a 36...[ Read More ]

2017 Inland Northwest Speaker Presentations

| Sep 15, 2017 | Washington

We hosted our fifth annual Inland Northwest State of Reform Health Policy Conference in Spokane this week and with over 300 attendees, it was a great success. If you were unable to join us this year, or just wanted to review our speaker presentations, check out some fantastic content across...[ Read More ]