Insurers Should Honor Health Plan Contracts

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Insurers should honor health plan contract

Pennsylvanians are increasingly finding the health care policies they sign up for are falling short. Health plans are changing the cost and availability of care that is marketed and sold during open enrollment — even after consumers are locked into their annual plans. 

For commercially insured Pennsylvanians, especially those managing chronic conditions, the effects of these midyear changes can be devastating. Reducing or eliminating coverage for an effective treatment... [more]

 

12 Physician & Patient Groups Applaud Pennsylvania Legislation to Prohibit Unfair Health Plan Changes

House Bill 2113 Amends PA Insurance Law to Restrict Coverage Reductions for Health Care Services & Treatments During the Policy Year

February 27, 2018 – Pennsylvanians for Fair Health Coverage, a coalition of more than ten patient and provider groups, today applauded legislation that protects consumers with commercial health insurance from unfair health plan changes. Pennsylvania House Bill 2113 would amend Pennsylvania’s Unfair Insurance Practices Act to prohibit commercial health insurers from making coverage... [more]

 

Physician & Patient Groups Applaud Pennsylvania Legislation Prohibiting Unfair Insurance Coverage Changes for Medical Care

Rep. Donna Oberlander will Introduce Bill Amending PA Insurance Law to Protect Patients from Unfair Coverage Reductions During the Policy Year

January 29, 2018 – Pennsylvanians for Fair Health Coverage, a coalition of patient and provider groups working to ensure that health plan benefits will be concrete over the course of each year, today applauded a Pennsylvania lawmaker for pursuing legislation that protects consumers with commercial health insurance from unfair coverage changes. Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-... [more]

 

Pa. health insurers aren't living up to their side of the bargain | Opinion

Originally posted at: http://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2017/08/pa_health_insurers_arent_livin.htm

By Lorraine Ramirez

As the mother of a child with epilepsy, I am well aware of the importance of having good health insurance. Without it, my family may not be able to access the medications that my daughter needs to live a happy, healthy life.

However, many Pennsylvanians are still not getting the healthcare they deserve - and need - despite entering into contracts with health plans that are supposed to afford... [more]

 
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