Aetna steps out of America’s Health Insurance Plan

America's health insurance plan

The third largest and powerful healthcare plan provider in the country has stepped out of the group. The third largest medical insurer in the United States has now announced that it will be quitting America’s Health Insurance Plan, which is the powerful lobbying group in the industry that has been standing behind Obamacare. This is the second large health insurance company to leave the group, following the departure of UnitedHealthCare. Back in June, UnitedHealthCare announced that it was to be the first insurer to leave America’s Health Insurance Plan (AHIP).…

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Leading health care reform official takes place as insurance lobbyist

Marilyn Tavenner health care reform

Marilyn Tavenner will soon be stepping into a position at the head of an insurance industry lobbying group. A former leading U.S. health care reform official, Marilyn Tavenner, has now taken a position that is a step away from regulating health insurers, as she will be the next leader of an insurance industry lobbying group. The America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) group recently announced that Tavenner would be taking its lead. Tavenner had previously been the Administrator of the Centers for Medicaid Services, and had a major role in the…

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Health insurance premiums set to rise due to new tax

Health Insurance Premiums Rise

New tax threatens to increase health insurance premiums A tax associated with the federal Affordable Care Act could lead to significantly higher health insurance premiums in the U.S., according to a new report from Oliver Wyman, a leading management consulting firm. The report was commissioned by America’s Health Insurance Plans, one of the leading trade groups in the country’s insurance industry. The tax is linked to health insurance and the report suggests that it could end up making the Affordable Care Act less deserving of its namesake. Affordable Care Act…

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