New Mexico consumers are vulnerable to soaring health insurance premium hikes because state law simply fails to protect them
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Consumers Union highlights concerns in letter to California Insurance Commissioner.
While the law is not perfect, it makes significant strides toward curbing abuses by the insurance industry
As courts continue to wrestle with the constitutional question, consumers continue to enjoy new protections
As the new year begins, insurance companies will have to abide by new requirements on how premium dollars are spent, Medicare enrollees will get free preventive care and access to drug discounts, community health centers will receive more funding, and all hospitals will begin reporting certain patient infection rates.
Proposed rules trigger important disclosure requirements for insurers but states can do more to protect consumers
This law, while not perfect, protects consumers against the worst practices of the health insurance industry
CU says new “medical loss ratio” standards from HHS will drive insurers to devote more on medical care
Wednesday, July 7, 2010 Berwick Appointed to Head Medicare, Medicaid: Statement by Consumers Union Jim Guest, the President and CEO of Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports magazine, made the following statement in support of Dr. Donald M. Berwick’s appointment to head Medicare and Medicaid: “We are relieved that President Obama moved ahead Continue Reading
Health insurers set aside billions of dollars in surplus – essentially retained profits – even as they raised premiums for consumers.
Teresa is a visionary whose experience, integrity, and common-sense ability to get results make her an ideal choice to serve the public interest
New report explains what consumers need to watch for; lays out next steps
New health care reform law includes important patient safety provisions that will save lives and dollars
The House passed health care legislation which will now move the Senate for a floor vote
Once passed, CU plans to help consumers understand how reforms will affect them
CU has spotlighted the skyrocketing costs of medical bills & the stories of Americans who have lost coverage
Anthem premium increase in California highlights how many states don’t have authority to protect consumers
Consumer protections, more affordable and secure health coverage, cited in endorsement
Jim Guest will testify at a Senate hearing on the importance of health care reform for women
CR Poll: 51 percent forced to make tough health choices in past year such as skipping doctor visits
Report: reform should have clear, meaningful benefit choices and financial protections so no one faces devastating health costs
Bill ensures virtually every American will have opportunity for affordable, comprehensive health care
Analysis shows many best-priced insurance plans in 2006 among worst deals today. The price instability in these private plans underscores the need to include a public option in any reform plan.
CU President Jim Guest on panel that prioritizes comparative effectiveness research
Magazine unveils rare, seven-page editorial in favor of reforming nation’s health care system