Roughly 150,000 Hoosiers are counting on more than $450 million in federal tax credits to make their Obamacare health insurance affordable. But if the Supreme Court rules those tax credits unlawful, Obamacare premiums here would spike 271 percent.
A sleepy season for Obamacare sign-ups will end on Sunday will overall enrollment almost exactly where insurers predicted it would be. But low-priced plans, such as Ohio-based CareSource, have scooped up far more customers than expected.
When the U.S. Supreme Court hands down its ruling on Obamacare’s tax credits, it could zap nearly $1 billion from Hoosiers’ finances. In fact, Hoosiers buyers on Obamacare's exchanges have more to lose, as a percentage of their incomes, than the residents of all states other than Alaska and Mississippi.
The CEOs of Anthem, Lilly, Zimmer and Hill-Rom tried to woo investors at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare conference by stressing how they're broadening business beyond plain-old insurance, pharmaceuticals, implants and hospital beds.
Nearly half of all Hoosier workers covered by employer health plans are now enrolled in high-deductible, consumer-directed health plans, according to a new survey. That means the state is about to pass the point of no return on transforming health care into a real marketplace.
Recognizing that more and more Hoosier patients are trying to shop for health care, the Indiana Hospital Association has created a web tool with price and quality information for all hospitals around the state. But bigger changes to the health care system will be needed before consumers have the kind of information they expect in other industries.
The reason competition is so low and prices so high in Indiana’s health insurance market is that Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield has participated in a vast conspiracy to inflate prices, according a federal lawsuit that Anthem called "baseless."
This spring, Keith Pitzele ended his company’s health plan and sent his workers to the Obamacare exchange. It was a bumpy experience he’s glad he won’t have to repeat next year. Does that mean most employers won't follow suit?