Young Americans are enrolling for health coverage under the ACA, but at a lower rate than estimated, Minnesota Public Radio reports. Center Director Gerald Kominski said one barrier is the “young invincibles” are usually first-time health insurance buyers who are unfamiliar with navigating plans, provider networks, deductibles. “The marketplace should not be this complicated.”… [ Read full post ]
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Health insurers are relying on a narrower list of health provider networks because, under health reform, they compete on price and can’t vary copayments or deductibles. As a result, insurers eliminate medical providers who can’t meet their cost expectations, Center Director Gerald Kominski said in a California Healthline story. But the backlash against narrow … [ Read full post ]
Is the Affordable Care Act working? Center Director Gerald Kominski answered with a qualified “yes” during a discussion with Anna Gorman, senior reporter with Kaiser Health News, at the 2015 California Health Journalism Fellows reception Sunday.
Kominski said that, like Medicare, the ACA was a compromise. While the law has resulted in many good steps … [ Read full post ]
Center Director Gerald Kominski recently discussed the math behind the $50,000 figure the Congressional Budget Office reported it cost to cover an uninsured person under the Affordable Care Act: the figure is for 10 years of coverage, not one year.
So, the cost per year is about $5,000, said Kominski in an interview on NewsmaxTV’s … [ Read full post ]
Emergency room (ER) use at three large Los Angeles County public hospitals for medical problems that didn’t require a hospital stay dropped 9 percent in the first three months of 2014 compared to the same period last year, according to a story in the Los Angeles Times. The decline helped lift a burden off consistently … [ Read full post ]
Dylan Roby, director of the Center’s Health Economics and Evaluation Research Program, recently appeared on Ask Dr. Nandi, the Detroit-based medical talk show, for a segment called “Truth in Medical Care.” The show focused on two women who said their new insurance plans were more costly and less comprehensive after enactment … [ Read full post ]