Category: Medicare/Medicaid Programs

Study Finds Hospitals Mark up Treatments

July 22nd, 2015
No one likes a trip to the hospital. What can make the situation worse is getting a bill you never even saw before being discharged.  A recent study has found that some hospitals are marking up treatments by as much as 1,000 percent, and that the averag… more »

Graduating From College? Health Insurance Should be on Your Mind

May 14th, 2014
With graduation day looming closer and closer, students may have a number of things on their minds. Do I have a job? Will I have to move back home? Does this gown go with my skin tone (ok, not everyone might be concerned about this)? What may not be at… more »

Can Navigators Play a Real Role in Exchanges?

September 25th, 2013
Navigators are supposed to be educating and enrolling 16 million uninsured Americans in either Medicaid or private insurance plans come October. Yet with so much debate about the role of Navigators, can they actually do their job? The Job of the Naviga… more »

Government Reveals Hospital Charges

May 22nd, 2013
On May 8, the federal government publicly revealed how much hospital charge patients for medical care. The Obama administration released the information hoping that it would help answer the riddle of hospital pricing. What Hospitals are Charging The p… more »

New Healthcare Taxes Coming in 2013

October 17th, 2012
With 2013 right around the corner, it is important for everyone to know what new taxes are coming. These taxes are being put in place due to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Medical Device Tax The PPACA will implement a 2.3% exc… more »