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Consumers Union Press Releases

Governor Brown vetoes bill to protect Medi-Cal beneficiaries from unfair asset recovery

Consumers Union voices disappointment and vows to reverse unjust state policy

Consumers Union applauds covered California for reining in 2015 health insurance rate requests

Consumers Union praised Covered California for doing a good job of helping to keep health insurance rates in check for those buying coverage through the state’s exchange.

HealthTaxCreditTool.org explains new financial help available to pay for health insurance costs

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and Consumer Reports have created a free, easy-to-use tool that helps people learn how to lower the cost of health insurance plans offered through the new state marketplaces

Consumer Reports poll finds over one third of consumers more confused on health law since start of open enrollment

Consumer Reports HealthLawHelper.org cuts through opinions to provide consumers with the unbiased facts

CU statement on White House healthcare cancellation “fix”

The Administration today announced that it was modifying federal rules so that health insurance companies will be able to renew existing plans that don’t meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act through 2014.

White House initiative to prevent and detect fraud in health insurance marketplaces

Every new program presents an opportunity for scammers to try to take unfair advantage of consumers and these health insurance marketplaces are no different

Covered California delivers power to compare affordable health choices to consumers

Covered California, the new statewide Marketplace for private health insurance, recently announced proposed rates it negotiated on behalf of Californians.

Covered California announces health plans, proposed rates

Health insurance exchange offers plans eligible for subsidies, enables Californians to make smart choices

Uninsured Floridians Grow Efforts to Expand Health Coverage

Consumers Union and Florida CHAIN Put a face on Florida health coverage expansion

Consumers Union Unveils New Health Insurance Poll Results in Senate Hearing

The results show the SBC form makes a difference in the consumer health insurance shopping experience

Report Highlights Potential of Health Information Technology to Reduce Health Disparities

Health Information Technologies has the potential to improve care and enhance patient participation and understanding

Consumers Union Praises Proposed Essential Health Benefits Rules

But warns regulators about giving insurers too much flexibility when it comes to benefit substitutions

Michigan consumers could lose with private BCBS

Michigan may lose big under a proposal to privatize state-owned health insurer Blue Cross Blue Shield

Simpler Shopping for Health Insurance with New “Facts Label”

Consumers Union Asks for Feedback on New Insurance Disclosure Form

New Report: Brokers Bill Could Cut Consumer Healthcare Rebates by Two-Thirds

Consumers Union examines H.R. 1206 as House Committee Prepares for Markup

50,000 Consumers Tell Lawmakers “Don’t Void My Health Insurance Rebate” as House Prepares to Vote on Healthcare Repeal

WASHINGTON, DC – As the U.S. House of Representatives prepares to vote today on an effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports, is delivering nearly 50,000 voided checks to House offices from constituents calling on their representatives to protect new rules that hold insurance companies Continue Reading

Consumers Union Hails Supreme Court Ruling to Uphold Health Reform Law

Consumers Union Hails Supreme Court Ruling to Uphold Health Reform Law WASHINGTON, DC – The Supreme Court today released its decision on the Affordable Care Act, upholding the healthcare reform law. Jim Guest, the President and CEO of Consumer Reports, said, “The Affordable Care Act helps hold insurance companies accountable.  The law makes the health insurance Continue Reading

Supreme Court Ruling a Victory for Consumers

Consumers Union: Supreme Court Ruling on Health Care Law a “Victory for Consumers” WASHINGTON, DC – The Supreme Court today released its decision on the Affordable Care Act, upholding the healthcare reform law. “This is a victory for consumers,” said Jim Guest, President of Consumer Reports.  “Health reform is alive and well and will benefit all Continue Reading

Over 12 Million Consumers to Benefit from $1.1 Billion in Rebates from Health Reform Law

Over 12 Million Consumers to Benefit from $1.1 Billion in Rebates from Health Reform Law WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced final refund amounts that health insurers must reimburse consumers for spending too much of premiums on overhead. Insurers across the nation will now rebate $1.1 billion to Continue Reading

CU examines health information exchange privacy and security concerns and solutions

Policy brief highlights need to strike right balance for sharing electronic health data and protecting privacy

UnitedHealth to Keep Consumer-Friendly Health Reform Provisions

CR: The move is encouraging but doesn’t tackle critical elements of consumer protection

Report: Florida Top Insurers Expect to Owe Consumers Millions of Dollars in Rebates

A new analysis found that Florida’s top health insurers are expecting to refund consumers millions this summer

Consumers Union Launches Effort to Scrutinize Health Insurance Hikes in California

Contract award from California DMHC to Consumers Union aims to educate public and slow rapid rise of health insurance premiums

Texas Health Insurance Companies Dropping Rates to Comply with Healthcare Law

April 3, 2012 Texas Health Insurance Companies Dropping Rates to Comply with Healthcare Law According to recently released information from the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI), several health insurance providers, including that state’s largest insurer Blue Cross Blue Shield, are dropping health insurance rates ahead of new Medical Loss Ratio rules that will soon force Continue Reading

100,000 Consumers Join Consumers Union in Support of the Affordable Care Act

CU will display a banner featuring the names of all the signers at events near the Supreme Court

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