Navigation Links
AHIP Statement on National Health Expenditure Data
Date:1/6/2009

Health insurance premiums remain stable

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Karen Ignagni, President and CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans, issued a statement on new data released by CMS today showing that health spending in the United States grew at the lowest rate in a decade at 6.1 percent in 2007.

According to the CMS report, private health insurance premiums grew 6.0 percent in 2007, the same rate as in 2006, but much lower than the recent peak of 10.7 percent in 2002. CMS also found that health plans' administrative costs were 12.2 percent in 2007, less than the 12.8 percent in 2006.

"Health plans have implemented innovative programs to reduce the rate of growth of health care costs, improve health care quality, and streamline administrative processes," said Ignagni. "Today's report confirms that health insurance premiums reflect the underlying cost of medical care."

"While substantial progress is being made, much more work needs to be done to put health care spending on a sustainable path and to ensure that every American has affordable health care coverage. As Congress pursues health care reform, reducing the rate of growth of health care costs must be a top priority," said Ignagni.

AHIP's Board of Directors has put forth a comprehensive reform proposal to cover all Americans, improve quality, and contain costs. This proposal urges Congress to set a national target of reducing the future growth of health care costs by 30 percent and to establish an independent advisory board to provide a road map on how to achieve these cost reductions.

To learn more about this proposal and AHIP's efforts to advance health care reform, visit www.AmericanHealthSolution.org.

Providing Health Benefits for Over 200 Million Americans.


'/>"/>
SOURCE America's Health Insurance Plans
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Statement from Melissa Murer Corrigan, RPh, Executive Director and CEO of Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)
2. ESC statement on the control of type 2 diabetes
3. AAHSA Statement on CMS Five-Star Rating System for Nursing Homes
4. An ESC statement on gender differences in medical care and survival after myocardial infarction
5. AMERIGROUP Files Shelf Registration Statement
6. American Academy of Dermatology Issues Statement on FDA Report to Congress About Labeling Information on Indoor Tanning Devices
7. CU Statement on FDA Position on Mercury From Fish Consumption
8. Statement From The Pew Charitable Trusts on the U.S. Food and Drug Administrations Reversal on Antibiotics Safeguards in Animal Farming
9. Statement of Peter H. Cressy, President, Distilled Spirits Council, Regarding the Monitoring the Future Survey on Underage Drinking
10. GlaxoSmithKline Statement on FDA Advisory Committee Vote on Use of Asthma Medicines Containing Long-Acting Beta-Agonists
11. Catholic Health Association Statement on the Naming of Tom Daschle and Jeanne Lambrew to Health Leadership Positions in President-Elect Obamas Administration
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/28/2016)... ... 28, 2016 , ... May 26, 2016- In search of the K. Warriors, ... event of “K Warriors” on June 4, 2016 at Ashbury Hotel and Suites 600 ... sponsored and hosted by Shaolin Institute and sanctioned by KSF (Kungfu Sanda Federation), This ...
(Date:5/28/2016)... , ... May 28, 2016 , ... In a part of the city where’s it’s ... new farm-to-table Kelowna restaurants is hoping to attract diners with a taste for ... Suites officially opened the doors to Cornerstone Grill, an urban casual restaurant focusing on ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... Southland Log Homes , designer ... timber frame barn kits, which can be found on its website at SouthlandLogHomes.com. , ... barn plans, and they highlight the craftsmanship of timber post and beam construction. ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... W.S. Badger Co. ... today that it has been recognized as one of the best small businesses for ... named as one of nine small businesses providing progressive benefits to new parents on ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... With over 60 percent ... the demand for a sustainable product to aid in the rehabilitation process has steadily ... the recovery of individuals with hemiplegia due to stroke. , Ekso Bionics has now ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/25/2016)... SPRINGS, Florida , May 25, 2016 ... Business Conference & Expo earlier this month, the numbers ... As revenues continue to climb into the billions, more ... the newly released 4th Edition State of Legal Marijuana ... Frontier, a cannabis-focused data-analysis firm, much of the increase ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... , May 25, 2016 Digital Health ... to it by the US Patent and Trademark ... technology includes proprietary processes for electronic opt-­in and ... and wellness programs, HIPAA compliance and otherwise. ... "Our technology allows for ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... , May 25, 2016 ... the precision of circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) analysis ... the appointment of Professor Clive Morris ... leadership across the clinical development programme, scientific collaborations, ... help deliver significant improvements in clinical outcomes for ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: