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Serving Washington State Since 1982
Serving Washington State Since 1982

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Patients are are being denied and affected by Anthem's objective to minimize the use of the emergency department-it is one of the most expensive areas to obtain medical care.

#anthem #insurancepolicy #emergencyroom #ER #insurancenews #medicalcare #healthinsurance
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President Trump's "America First" initiative is aiming to reduce out-of-pocket costs and encouraging market competition by wanting to reduce and lower pharmaceutical costs and allowing federal programs to negotiate prices.

#americafirstinitiative #pharmaceuticals #marketcompetition #healthcare #healthcaremarket
NAHU Washington Update - 05/11/2018
NAHU Washington Update - 05/11/2018
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Leading hospitals with substantial market or monopoly power can command and have power on how much they will get paid, indicating various insurers pay a wide spectrum of different prices for the same procedures at the same hospitals.

#healthcare #hospitalmarketpower #hospitaleconomy #insurers #insurancenews #hospitalnews
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Two transgender Medicaid recipients filed a lawsuit stating Wisconsin is one of 10 states that deny Medicaid coverage of treatments for gender transition. Nineteen states explicitly cover, and the rest have no explicit policy either way.

#medicaid #medicaidnews #wisconsin #transgenderrights
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Repealing the Affordable Care Act was unsuccessful, but the individual mandate ends next year. Will that have an impact on insurance companies and Americans in the long run?

#ACA #individualmandate #insurance #healthcoverage #obamacare
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As the Trump administration wants to proceed with short-term health insurance, it could result to healthier people with cheaper options, while others with ACA plans may experience more costly premium plans.

#healthinsurance #ACA #premiumplans #shorttermhealthsinsurance #trump #trumpadministration
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The Washington Health Benefit Exchange announced Thursday it will cut the monthly carrier fee from $7.46 per patient to $3.46 for all 2019 health plans purchased on Washington Healthplanfinder.

#washingtoninsurance #washingtonhealthbenefitexchange #washingtonstatehealthplans #healthplans #healthplanfinder
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Approximately 1.7 million Medicaid beneficiaries could be affected by work requirement proposals in 10 states that require at least 20 hours per week of work or community engagement.

#medicaid #healthcarenews
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With 30,000 doctors, 200 ambulatory surgery centers/hospitals, and 230 MEdExpress urgent care sites, UnitedHealth believes they can offer care at a lower cost for patients.

#UnitedHealth #healthcare #healthinsurance #insurancemarket #patientcare
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Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill that allows health plans renewed or issued after January 1st, 2019 to provide deductible-free coverage and copayment for contraceptive drugs and elective abortions.

#healthbill #washingtonstate #contraceptives #healthplans #insurance #insurancebill
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