Our Top Blog Posts From August 2017

by Alicia Caramenico

August 31, 2017

In August, several AHIP health plans responded to Hurricane Harvey by providing additional aid and assistance programs to further support those impacted by the record-setting storm. In addition to discussing top policy priorities, we also highlighted ways health plans are addressing the burden of chronic disease and social factors that impact health. Here’s a look back at the most-read blog posts.

Stack of newspapersAHIP’s Letter to the Wall Street Journal: CSR Benefits, Not Bailouts

AHIP EVP of Public Affairs David Merritt, weighed in with the Wall Street Journal on the need for cost-reduction benefit funding, which is about keeping coverage affordable and protecting consumers.

 

Pills spilling out of a bottle8 Facts about High Drug Prices

Why are high drug prices such a problem for the health care system and how can we solve it? Our interactive graphic has the facts.

 

 

Population Health 101: What Is It and Why Should We Care?

“Population health” has taken on different meanings over the years. At its core, population health aims to keep patients healthy and out of the hospital, thereby preventing unnecessary tests and treatment and reducing costs.

 

The Health Insurance Tax is Driving Up Premiums in 2018

Consumers, seniors, and small business employees are facing a massive tax hike in 2018 when the ACA’s Health Insurance Tax (HIT) comes back.