Blue Shield

Health Insurers Lose Silent Round In Medi-Cal Deal

California taxpayers dodged a bullet yesterday with the passage of a high-stakes bill to help fund Medi-Cal.

Legislative Democrats and nearly a dozen Republicans approved a plan to trade existing taxes for a new tax on insurers to raise more than $1 billion in needed health care funding and preserve federal Medi-Cal matching funds.

Billion Dollar Plus Valentine’s Day Gift for CA Health Plans Greases MCO Tax Legislation?

Legislation that first appeared little more than one week ago, which is moving so fast it could be law this week, could give California’s health insurance companies one of the largest tax giveaways of the century.  

With Blue Shield, It's Always Best to Get It On the Dotted Line

If you reneged on a multi-million dollar promise to the state, the full weight of government would come crashing down on your head. But that's not what happening to Blue Shield.  

State Agency Deal Shortchanges Blue Shield Customers

If a health insurer misrepresents a policy's network of providers and hospitals, shouldn't consumers be protected by state regulators overseeing the insurance company? 
 

Blue Shield's $1.2 Billion Promise to Tell the Truth

If you believe state HMO regulators, they extracted some big concessions from Blue Shield this week in order to gain the Department of Managed Health Care’s approval to spend $1.2 billion it has stockpiled from customers after years of excessive rate increases. DMHC gave Blue Shield the go-ahead to buy Care 1st, a Medi-Cal health plan.

Tough Negotiator? Covered California Chief Says The Fewer Health Insurers The Better

Covered California Chief Peter Lee has claimed that the state doesn’t need health insurance premium regulation because Covered California is a tough negotiator with the health plans.

A study out yesterday casts doubt on that proposition as researchers reported that Covered California health insurance plans have among the narrowest doctor networks in the nation – the 4th worst record.  

Pages

Capitol Watchdog is owned and operated by nonprofit Consumer Watchdog. For more information about Consumer Watchdog visit http://www.consumerwatchdog.org

 
 

Privacy Policy

  • Tel: 310-392-0522
  • Email: Contact [AT] CapitolWatchdog.org