Navigation Links
CA Legislature's 'Reform' of Health Insurance Cancellations Resembles Insurance Industry's Own Plan; Insurers, Satisfied With Getting a Legal Edge Against Patients, Drop Opposition to the Bill
Date:6/23/2008

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog warned today that a new bill to be voted on tomorrow would make it more difficult for patients to recover unpaid medical bills resulting from cancellations of coverage, even when the cancellations were illegal and unwarranted. The legislation and recent settlements with regulators are part of an industry lobbying effort to shield themselves from legal liability under the guise of reform.

AB 1945 by Assemblyman Hector De La Torre, before the Senate Judiciary Committee tomorrow, would allow regulators to outsource oversight of policy cancellations to private companies, even though such companies operate under financial incentives that favor health insurers. Last Wednesday, all health insurers and health plans removed their opposition to the bill. Consumer Watchdog said the bill should be amended to limit rescission to instances where a patient lied about a past medical condition and regulators, not third-party reviewers, should assist patients prior to the rescission being carried out.

Following several years of public and media scrutiny over retroactive policy cancellations -- so called "rescissions" -- that often leave patients uninsured and hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical debt, insurers proposed a model policy solution designed to shield them from future legal liability. That plan closely resembles the De La Torre bill.

The insurer proposal, announced in a white paper in late 2007, would require cancelled patients to appeal to an independent panel without help from an attorney.

Under both the De La Torre bill and health insurer proposals, patients would have to interpret and even try to make complex legal arguments, said Consumer Watchdog. The industry-wide strategy is to promote "reforms" containing complex proposals that favor them in legal proceedings.

"Insurers are lobbying hard in the Legislature and at regulatory agencies for a 'get
'/>"/>

SOURCE Consumer Watchdog
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related medicine news :

1. Assembly on the Move for Rx Reform
2. Bayer Announces Availability of Reformulated Liquid Leukine(R)
3. ACP says major system reforms needed to improve the state of primary care medicine in the US
4. AARP Statement on Governors Bill for Prescription Drug Marketing Reform and Transparency
5. Presidential Candidates Health Care Plans Lack Key Reform Elements, Aspen Institute Finds
6. CEOs From Multiple Health Industries Announce Consensus Plan to Reform U.S. Health Care
7. Aspen Institute to Release Presidential Candidates Responses to Health Care Reform Questionnaire; New Zogby Poll Findings Also to be Released
8. SEIU Retaliates Against California Caregivers & Democratic Reform Movement
9. Photos: New Kind of Health Care Reform Brings Five-Star Hospitality to Hospital Care
10. Voters Believe They Hold Power in Health Care Reform Debate
11. Kidney Care Community Applauds National Taxpayers Unions Endorsement of Medicare Reforms to Extend Patient Private Health Insurance Coverage; Calls Proposal Common Sense Coverage Reform
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... July 02, 2015 , ... The American Association of ... the Stop Overdose Stat (S.O.S.) Act of 2015 on June 23, 2015. Together ... seeks to decrease drug overdose – especially of heroin and opioid medication – ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... July 02, 2015 , ... In 2012, Patrick Achebe realized that the ... was alone. He sat down to write his first poem, and three years later he ... that was special and worth sharing with the world. "I have always believed that the ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... PEACHTREE CITY, GA (PRWEB) , ... July 02, 2015 , ... ... introduce their newest innovation in compression socks designed for men. , For style ... compression socks into their daily routine. This is great news for men everywhere because ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... 02, 2015 , ... When The American Journal of ... June Web-based session, the speakers discussed the importance of accountable care organizations (ACOs) ... coordinated care. , During the session, participants learned the ins and outs of ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... July 02, 2015 , ... Facial plastic surgery is ... There is an art and science that goes into successful facial reconstruction and ... facial features and lives of more than 2,500 satisfied facelift and neck lift ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:AAPCC Supports the Stop Overdose Stat Act of 2015 2Health News:AAPCC Supports the Stop Overdose Stat Act of 2015 3Health News:Patrick Achebe Releases Debut Book, Whispering Waves: Poems for Everyday Grace 2Health News:SIGVARIS Kicks Up Its Style for Men with the Launch of MIDTOWN MICROFIBER in a Dark Navy Stripe Pattern 2Health News:SIGVARIS Kicks Up Its Style for Men with the Launch of MIDTOWN MICROFIBER in a Dark Navy Stripe Pattern 3Health News:ACO Coalition Discusses the Future of Medicare Payments and the Benefits of Providing More Care 2Health News:ACO Coalition Discusses the Future of Medicare Payments and the Benefits of Providing More Care 3Health News:ACO Coalition Discusses the Future of Medicare Payments and the Benefits of Providing More Care 4Health News:Dr. Kevin Sadati Featured in July Issue of Popular National Magazines 2Health News:Dr. Kevin Sadati Featured in July Issue of Popular National Magazines 3
... PAUL (September 8, 2009)The Center for Infectious Disease ... Minnesota is convening an international summit on the ... The summit will give business and health care ... protect employee health, critical operations and customer relations ...
... , NEW YORK, Sept. 8 Reportlinker.com announces that ... , Infusion Pumps , ... This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Infusion Pumps in ... Pumps (Large Volume Infusion Pumps, Portable (Ambulatory) Infusion Pumps, & Syringe ...
... , , , ... both on the job and in the kitchen. Now you can ... firefighters, appetites for generations. By purchasing the new Terry Farrell Firefighters ... while also benefiting these local heroes and their families. , ...
... , , DENVER, Sept. 8 ... announced the appointment of Lora D. Barke, D.O., as medical director ... In addition to overseeing the Breast Network and providing ... William Jobe,s vision to provide a quality outpatient breast health program ...
... reported less discomfort, depression after six months , TUESDAY, ... chronic lower back pain, a new study shows. , Researchers ... to moderate functional disability as a result of back pain ... Iyengar yoga twice a week for six months. The other ...
... , NEW YORK, Sept. 8 Reportlinker.com announces that ... , Mechanical Ventilators , ... This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Mecha^lnical Ventilators in ... product segments Critical Care, Neonatal, Transport, Portable, and Non-Invasive. The report ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:U of M convenes a summit on the H1N1 influenza pandemic and critical business preparedness 2Health News:Reportlinker Adds Infusion Pumps Report 2Health News:Reportlinker Adds Infusion Pumps Report 3Health News:Reportlinker Adds Infusion Pumps Report 4Health News:Reportlinker Adds Infusion Pumps Report 5Health News:Reportlinker Adds Infusion Pumps Report 6Health News:Reportlinker Adds Infusion Pumps Report 7Health News:Reportlinker Adds Infusion Pumps Report 8Health News:Reportlinker Adds Infusion Pumps Report 9Health News:Reportlinker Adds Infusion Pumps Report 10Health News:Reportlinker Adds Infusion Pumps Report 11Health News:Reportlinker Adds Infusion Pumps Report 12Health News:Reportlinker Adds Infusion Pumps Report 13Health News:Reportlinker Adds Infusion Pumps Report 14Health News:Reportlinker Adds Infusion Pumps Report 15Health News:Reportlinker Adds Infusion Pumps Report 16Health News:Reportlinker Adds Infusion Pumps Report 17Health News:Favorite California Firehouse Recipes Fill New Cookbook 2Health News:Favorite California Firehouse Recipes Fill New Cookbook 3Health News:Favorite California Firehouse Recipes Fill New Cookbook 4Health News:Favorite California Firehouse Recipes Fill New Cookbook 5Health News:Favorite California Firehouse Recipes Fill New Cookbook 6Health News:Invision Sally Jobe Names Breast Network Medical Director 2Health News:Yoga Can Ease Lower Back Pain 2Health News:Yoga Can Ease Lower Back Pain 3Health News:Reportlinker Adds Mechanical Ventilators Report 2Health News:Reportlinker Adds Mechanical Ventilators Report 3Health News:Reportlinker Adds Mechanical Ventilators Report 4Health News:Reportlinker Adds Mechanical Ventilators Report 5Health News:Reportlinker Adds Mechanical Ventilators Report 6Health News:Reportlinker Adds Mechanical Ventilators Report 7Health News:Reportlinker Adds Mechanical Ventilators Report 8Health News:Reportlinker Adds Mechanical Ventilators Report 9Health News:Reportlinker Adds Mechanical Ventilators Report 10Health News:Reportlinker Adds Mechanical Ventilators Report 11
(Date:7/2/2015)... 2015 Research and Markets( ... "Veterinary / Animal Vaccines Market by Product, Diseases & ... their offering. The global animal vaccines market ... $5,507.3 Million in 2015, at a CAGR of 5.5% ... market growth are growing prevalence of animal diseases, increasing ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... 2015 Agreement ... HIV treatments   ViiV Healthcare and ... enable production in China of dolutegravir. ... active pharmaceutical ingredient (API), and will allow ViiV Healthcare to ... marketed under the name Tivicay®) for China ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... July 1, 2015   Cochlear Limited ... solutions, announced today the US Food and Drug ... Implant with Slim Straight Electrode (CI522). Built on ... close collaboration with the world,s leading surgeons, the ... designed to provide the most discreet appearance for ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Veterinary / Animal Vaccines Market 2015 - Global Forecast to 2020 for the $7.19 Billion Industry 2ViiV Healthcare and Desano Pharmaceuticals' Manufacturing Agreement Will Allow Competitive Supply of Dolutegravir in China and Several Developing Countries 2ViiV Healthcare and Desano Pharmaceuticals' Manufacturing Agreement Will Allow Competitive Supply of Dolutegravir in China and Several Developing Countries 3ViiV Healthcare and Desano Pharmaceuticals' Manufacturing Agreement Will Allow Competitive Supply of Dolutegravir in China and Several Developing Countries 4ViiV Healthcare and Desano Pharmaceuticals' Manufacturing Agreement Will Allow Competitive Supply of Dolutegravir in China and Several Developing Countries 5ViiV Healthcare and Desano Pharmaceuticals' Manufacturing Agreement Will Allow Competitive Supply of Dolutegravir in China and Several Developing Countries 6Cochlear Combines the World's Thinnest Cochlear Implant Platform with the Industry's Thinnest Full Length Electrode 2Cochlear Combines the World's Thinnest Cochlear Implant Platform with the Industry's Thinnest Full Length Electrode 3
... elderly AML patients , , ... the first patient has been treated in a randomized Phase ... with newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia (AML). , ... Eric Feldman, MD at the Weill Medical College of ...
... being,published in this Friday,s online edition of Cell will ... of the most pressing questions in the medical research ... the brain to die,in the first place. Answering this ... identical types of brain cells that produce,dopamine and they ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Celator(R) Pharmaceuticals Announces Enrollment of First Patient in Phase 2 Study with CPX-351 2Celator(R) Pharmaceuticals Announces Enrollment of First Patient in Phase 2 Study with CPX-351 3A Window Into Parkinson's Disease 2
A three lamp light source maximizes use by allowing two surgeons to work simultaneously from it, while the third lamp is reserved for backup....
Cold light source single outlet....
Cold light source dual outlet....
The 9100 is a truly affordable 100 Watt xenon light source providing accurate color and brightness. This xenon light source is ideal for surgery centers, evaluations or general office use....
Medicine Products: