Seems the state’s health insurers are boycotting the state’s health plan.
- The state of Massachusetts decided to put the squeeze on health insurers and reject 8-32 percent increases in small business premiums. So, the Globe reports that the companies are refusing to sell new policies via the state insurance exchange. WBUR’s Commonhealth blog offers the broker point of view and more.
- Catching up on other news:
- Public Citizen’s reviews how state regulators handle complaints about doctors. Mass has more docs per capita than many states but fewer doc penalized for errors, competency and safety problems. Hmmm.
- Globe story on how sick folks game the Mass system. Bodes poorly for health reform.
- Opponents of bisphinol-A have launched BPA Action Week to urge the state to enact stronger restrictions on the controversial plastic additive.