KFF survey shows complexity, bureaucracy, denials, confusion rivaling affordability as an issue for insured consumers, with some saying it has led them to opt out or delay care

KFF survey shows complexity, bureaucracy, denials, confusion rivaling affordability as an issue for insured consumers, with some saying it has led them to opt out or delay care

KFF survey shows complexity, bureaucracy, denials, confusion rivaling affordability as an issue for insured consumers, with some saying it has led them to opt out or delay care The majority (58%) of people with health insurance say they have experienced at least one problem using their coverage in the past year, with even higher shares … Read more

A fluke in health insurance discounts? It’s not as crazy as it sounds

A fluke in health insurance discounts?  It's not as crazy as it sounds

Americans will receive $1.1 billion in rebates from health insurance companies this year thanks to a provision I wrote into the ACA. Former Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.), in a tweet on May 17, 2023 Former Democratic Senator Al Franken tweeted recently that Americans will receive $1.1 billion in rebates from health insurance companies this year … Read more

How Investing in Primary Care Can Advance Equity – California Health Care Foundation

The doctor examines the young patients throat.

Photo: Jessica Brandi Lifland When properly supported and designed, high-quality primary care is a common good that provides better population health and more equitable outcomes, according to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM). But primary care in the United States has been under-resourced for decades, especially in Black, Indigenous and other historically … Read more

Benefits of the Substances of Human Origin (SoHO) Regulation.

The EU needs more plasma!

At the end of June, the European Parliament’s Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) will vote on amendments to the European Commission’s draft proposal for a regulation on quality and safety standards for substances of human origin intended for human application (SoHO Regulations). This includes plasma. It is essential that the … Read more

Newsom’s sweeping health care promises to Californians remain elusive

In summary Five years ago, Gavin Newsom pledged to support a single-payer healthcare system, but has since backed down. The universal coverage he now advocates has also become an elusive target. Five years ago, while running for governor, Gavin Newsom pledged to transform California’s medical care into a single-payer system similar to those in Canada … Read more