In a separate survey conducted by Public Opinions Strategies in August 2003 also for HIAA
, 13 percent of the employers asked said they were likely to offer a consumer choice plan to their employees next year, and another 27 percent say they intend to do so sometime in the next five years.
Perhaps the administration had expected the HIAA
to wither under fire.
In recent years, HIAA
has supported policies that fit the accepted political agenda of universal access, expanded coverage for the poor and near poor, state government pools for the medically uninsurable, federal tax policy changes and managed care.
We published the thank-you ad, and saw it as our job to share any kudos we received with our BOC members, HIAA
staff and volunteers.
A recent study of the employer group market by HIAA
, and conducted by LifePlans, Inc.
But, as the HIAA
lawyers put it in the Murphy brief, "it is simply incorrect and nonsensical to say that the insured is 'the patient' of the medical director.
But the majority of holders are already seniors; the average age of those purchasing individual policies or signing up through an association plan is 67, reports HIAA
The New York Times's Robert Pear, for example, would quote representatives of the Health Insurance Association of America as an authority on why premium controls wouldn't work--without explaining what the HIAA
had at stake in the fight.
The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association has worked with both AAHP and HIAA
, said John Parker, a BCBSA spokesman.
With state and federal government budgets bursting at the seams, HIAA
research has found that Medicaid saves about $5,000 and Medicare saves more than $1,600 for every person who buys an LTC plan.
Comparison of the LC-MS/MS vs HPLC methods by a Bland-Altman plot (11) showed a mean difference for HIAA
values of -0.
5 billion respectively According to the HIAA
study, allowing an antitrust waiver in California could increase annual private health care spending there by up to $7.