Lives and Livelihoods Lost: The High Cost of Rejecting Medicaid Expansion

Download the full report: Lives and Livelihoods Lost: The High Cost of Rejecting Medicaid Expansion The Affordable Care Act (ACA) gives 16 million uninsured Americans access to non-emergency health care for the first time by offering more than $800 billion … Continue reading

New HCAN Report Finds Anti-Obamacare Sabotage in States Could Deny Affordable Health Care to Millions

State Lawmakers, Regulators Mount Campaign of Direct Interference With Enrollment Efforts Washington, DC – With the years-long effort to repeal Obamacare sputtering, congressional Republicans’ last-ditch hopes to block health care for millions of Americans now rest with allies at the … Continue reading

‘Fix the Debt’ Proposals Mirror Those of Failed Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney

The Fix the Debt Campaign plans to raise $60 million from big Wall Street corporations like Bank of America, Honeywell and Citigroup to fund ads and a so-called grassroots effort in 35 states. The goal: to pressure Congress to pass … Continue reading

Flexible Authority: Ensuring Health Insurance Exchanges Shape the Rules of the Game

  This policy brief argues that the exchanges should have the flexibility to negotiate with participating health plans to make sure that these plans are playing by the rules, offering quality care, and not engaging in activities that create the … Continue reading

Flagging Economy Doesn’t Dampen Health Insurers’ Excessive Profits

Profits at the five largest for-profit health insurance companies surged again in the second quarter as their customers continued to cut back on doctor and hospital visits in a slowing economy, according to new financial data released by the industry. … Continue reading

CEOs From 10 Health Insurers Took Nearly $1 Billion in Compensation

Health Care for America Now (HCAN), the 1,000-member coalition that led the successful fight for health reform, released a report today showing that in 2009, while America’s families struggled with skyrocketing health insurance costs and the worst economy since the … Continue reading

HCAN to Health Insurers: Reduce Rates Now for Struggling Families, Businesses

Insurers, Awash in Billions of Dollars in Record Profits and Excess Capital, Should Give Consumers Their Money Back Washington, DC – With the health insurance industry reporting record profits while continuing to sock consumers with unjustified and excessive rate hikes, … Continue reading

Ethan Rome Testifies Before the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health

On Thursday, May 2nd, HCAN’s Executive Director, Ethan Rome testified before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health.  The hearing was entitled “PPACA’s Effects on Maintaining Health Coverage and Jobs: A Review of the Health Care Law’s Regulatory Burden.” … Continue reading

HCAN Analysis Shows Health Insurers Pocketed Huge Profits in 2010 Despite Weak Economy

The five largest Wall Street-run health insurance companies parlayed the economic meltdown of 2008 and the nationʼs subsequent fragile recovery into huge profits in 2010, the last year before market reforms in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) take full effect, … Continue reading

New Federal Health Law’s Insurance Premium Rules Will Control Costs for Families, Businesses

Industry Trying to Undercut Congress, Weaken Provision Worth $1.9 Billion to Customers Download the full report here. The Affordable Care Act (ACA), signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010, represents an historic step toward ending the insurance … Continue reading