HCAN Report Warns of Health Insurers’ Attempt to Undercut Congress, Weaken Key Reform Provision

Franken, Pascrell, Small-Business Owners Call on Insurance Commissioners to Stand for Consumers, not Big Corporations Download the full report here. Washington, DC – Health Care for America Now (HCAN), the 1,000-member coalition that led the successful fight for health reform, … Continue reading

Consumers to Health Insurance Industry – Stop Lying About Big Premium Hikes

This report shows how the insurers and their allies are falsely blaming the new health care law to justify their ourageous premium increases. Continue reading

Insurance Giants Reap Big Profits By Shedding Members, Spending Less on Medical Care

This report shows how the five largest for-profit health insurance companies cashed in on excessive rate hikes to push first-quarter profits sharply higher while shedding members and spending less on care. Continue reading

Federal Health Reform Provides Critical Long-Term Help to States

RESIDENTS AND GOVERNMENTS of the 50 states and the District of Columbia will receive $900.8 billion in new federal funding for health coverage over the next decade under federal health reform legislation that will extend coverage to 32 million Americans … Continue reading

Health Insurers Falsely Claim Rising Costs Justify Soaring Premiums

Growth of provider payments falls well short of health plan rate hikes;Private insurers spent $716 billion on profits, overhead from 2000 to 2008. Continue reading

States to get Big Financial Boost from Health Care Reform

Proposed legislation would give 50 states and DC $849 billion in new federal funding for health coverage with minimal match; State-by- state charts break down flow of much-needed funds. Continue reading

Big Insurers Break Profit Records

Big Insurers Break Profit Records By Shedding Members, Cutting Share of Premiums Spent on Medical Care. Continue reading

Total Compensation for CEOs of Major Health Insurers, 2000 – 2008

Please see this report outlining the total compensation packages of the CEOs of the ten of the largest health insurance companies: Aetna, Amerigroup, Centene, CIGNA, Coventry, Health Net, Humana, UnitedHealth Group, Universal American Group, and WellPoint. View the full report: … Continue reading

Premiums Soaring in Consolidated Health Insurance Market: Lack of Competition Hurts Rural States, Small Businesses

Health care costs have surged in recent years, outpacing the growth in Americans’ income. Commercial health insurance premiums have risen four times faster than wages and have more than doubled in the last nine years.1 Shrinking competition among health insurance … Continue reading

Unequal Lives – Health Care Discrimination Harms Communities of Color

Report Highlights Need for Racial Justice in Health Care Reform; Health Care for America Now Details Health Disparities and Emphasizes Opportunity for Equality in Legislation This national report shows how communities of color are adversely affected by our nation’s broken … Continue reading