It’s So Simple (and It’s the Law)– Why Won’t ODI Put Rate Increases Up on Its Web Site?

An interesting e-mail came into my box recently from Consumers Union.  CU looked at 50 state insurance department web sites and recorded what each state is doing to alert its residents to health insurance rate increase requests, and allow consumers to have an avenue for input. This follows the finalization of a rule on September 1, 2011 requiring states to post on their websites insurance companies’ requests for rate increases of greater than 10% and provide a way for consumers to submit comments on the rate requests. 

Some Year-End Cheer

Many of us in the advocacy world have been quick to point out examples of things we’d rather 

Thirty-eight Days to Filing Deadline—Will Ohio Apply This Time for an Exchange Grant?

The lunchtime question was simple enough when put to Ohio’s Medicaid Director at last week’s Voices for Ohio’s Children’s conference.  “When will Ohio move forward on the Exchange?”  The answer, however, left something to be desired.  The answer:  the Administration is currently reviewing its Exchange options in light of the outcome of Issue 3. 

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