THE TENNESSEAN July 30, 2017 — Deductibles were rising well before the Affordable Care Act, but its enactment gave employers “political cover” to further shift costs over to workers, Read more
WUTC July 26, 2017 — In Alaska, rides to a hospital can cost a small fortune. … But the state’s new Alaska Reinsurance Program is expected to lower premium costs by 20% for Alaska residents Read more
Employer-sponsored health insurance deductibles in Tennessee have become far more common and far more expensive since 2002.
If Congress' health care bill stalls, Tennessee has several options options that might help reduce premium growth and stabilize the individual market.
NASHVILLE POST July 14, 2017 — Senators unveiled a revised version of their plan for health care reform on Thursday to some praise and some skepticism, but Tennessee’s two senators seem Read more
THE TENNESSEAN July 14, 2017 — The string of Affordable Care Act replacement bills seeping out of Congress is weighing on the state’s health care industry as it scrambles to parse yet Read more
A central question in Congress’ current debate over health care reform is how to approach the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) essential health benefits (EHB). The American Health Care Act (AHCA) Read more
The rate of Tennesseans dying from cardiovascular disease has fallen but remains above the national average. It's even higher for African-Americans.
THE TENNESSEAN Op-Ed by Laura Berlind July 8, 2017 — Understanding the trade-offs involved in the next step to address problems in our existing health insurance system is important for Read more
THE TENNESSEAN July 6, 2017 — People who live outside Tennessee’s urban centers could feel the impact of health care reform more acutely than city dwellers. … About 1.5 million Read more