Entries from HEALTH LAW SECTION BLOG tagged with 'health insurance'

Press Release - October 27, 2011: "Lawsky Announces Five More Health Insurers Agree to End Secrecy over Rate Increases"

The New York Department of Financial Services (formerly the Insurance Department) announced yesterday that a number of additional health plans have folded their hands in opposition to the Department's rate filing transparency initiative. Following the lead of United Health, Aetna,...

New York Insurers Will Continue to Cover Prostate Cancer Screenings - - Because They Have To

Earlier this month, the US Preventive Service Task Force released an "Evidence Update" on a certain kind of prostate cancer screening with the following conclusion: "Prostate-specific antigen-based screening results in small or no reduction in prostate cancer-specific mortality and is...

New Mandate Relief Law Impacts Insurers

It was announced yesterday that Governor Paterson signed his Mandate Relief program bill on Nov. 12. The new law affects health insurers' right to subrogation and creates new requirements for plans with respect to municipal cooperative benefit plans. The Governor's...

Same-Sex Partner Benefits

The Superintendent of Insurance has reversed its position on whether an employer who participates in an insured group health plan must treat same-sex couples who are married in other states the same as other married couples. In a new Department...

Michelle's Law

Michelle's Law seeks to extend coverage to students on medical leaves of absence

HIPAA in Research-Institute of Medicine (IOM) project underway, others

From IOM's website-chock full of important projects (1): IOM's Committee on Health Research and the Privacy of Health Information: The HIPAA Privacy Rule- is investigating the effects on health research of the Privacy Rule regulations implementing the Health Insurance Portability...

Mass. Universal Coverage Overburdening Primary Care

Interesting article in today's New York Times focusing on the pressure that universal coverage has placed on the primary care delivery system in Massachusetts: Now in Massachusetts, in an unintended consequence of universal coverage, the imbalance is being exacerbated by...

Hearing to Reconsider SCHIP Disapproval

CMS issued a notice last week that it will hold an administrative hearing on January 6, 2008 to reconsider its decision to disapprove New York's State Children's Health Insurance Program, State Child Health Plan Amendment #10. The hearing will be...

"Partnership for Coverage" Adds Hearing Dates

On the DOH website: The public hearing schedule on ways to expand health insurance coverage and improve the health care system in New York has been expanded to include a statewide telephone call-in session on October 10 and a Rochester...

First "Partnership for Coverage" Public Hearing

The Governor's "Partnership for Coverage" program kicked off yesterday with a public hearing in Glens Falls. Here's an excerpt from DOH's press release: The first of six public hearings to be held across New York State was held today in...

Program Available for Uninsured to Determine Eligibility

Today's Albany Times Union reports that more than 1 million people in New York State are eligible for public health insurance but are not enrolled, according to the Census Bureau. A new program, called "Coverage for All," is being presented...

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