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Health Care Reform Watch

Sep 23, 2021

A Message From the Editor

There are a lot of forces putting pressure on our health care system and driving reform efforts, the most recent of which is the pandemic, which has shown how ill-equipped we are to deal with such a large-scale event. Another factor that has been exacerbated by the pandemic: Americans' already-poor health. Obesity levels are soaring in many states, which will likely result in a long list of comorbid conditions putting even greater strain on our health care resources.

– Emily Payne, BenefitsPRO managing editor

News

DOJ announces charges in health care fraud cases totaling $1.4 billion

By Alan Goforth

Telemedicine fraud charges made up the bulk of the total. Read More

News

COBRA users face end to temporary premium payment help

By Allison Bell

The federal American Rescue Plan Act subsidy program is set to end Sept. 30. Read More

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Market Insights

More than 80% of U.S. counties have some form of health care access challenge

By Scott Wooldridge

In addition, more than 40% of counties in the U.S. are pharmacy deserts. Read More

Market Insights

16 states now have obesity rates above 35%

By Alan Goforth

Obesity rates have soared in many states during the pandemic. Read More

Best Practices

Developing DEI: What can your claims data tell you?

By Scott Wooldridge

In order to get a handle on racial inequities in health care benefits, researchers used health risk assessments to track... Read More

Commentary

Gaining the upper hand on pharmacy benefit fraud, waste and abuse

By Carrie Aiken

How pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) can help drive improved health care performance, financial results and member safety. Read More

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Market Insights

HSA contributions, distributions declined in 2020: EBRI

By Michael S. Fischer

Few HSAs are invested in assets other than cash, but the research group expects that to change as accounts grow over... Read More

Expert Opinion

Employers' premium surcharges for unvaccinated employees could result in ACA penalties

By Kyle Scott

Under the ACA, the employee premium cost for your lowest-cost plan that meets minimum value must meet affordability... Read More

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