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CalPERS Looks at Junking Its Healthcare Plans...

With its $7-billion annual medical bill going up by nearly 10% next year, The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) looks at junking healthcare plans. With CalPERS being the third largest purchaser of health insurance in the country, California’s big insurers aren’t too happy about it. In an article written for Forbes.com, author Dave Chase quoted a news excerpt from LATimes.com. “The California Public Employees’ Retirement System is preparing to rebid its health insurance business this fall for 1.3 million members, and two of its current plans, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California, are likely to face intense competition as the giant pension fund considers its options. Perhaps the boldest move under consideration for 2014 would...

CalPERS Looks at Junking Its Healthcare Plans
posted on: Jul 11, 2012 | author: Bob Schumacher

Direct Primary Care Can Lower Health Care Costs by 40% or More...

One of two provisions of Obamacare that goes hardly noticed deals with Direct Primary Care Medical Homes or DPC. This provision can have a long-term effect that can wreak heavy damage to the traditional health insurance business and, at the same time, create new opportunities for health care providers in the country. In an article written by Dave Chase for Forbes.com entitled Health Insurance’s $4.4 Billion Bunker Buster – Part I, he mentions that Obamacare allows the Direct Primary Care model to compete with state-based insurance exchanges. Dave Chase is the CEO of Avado.com and former Accenture Senior Consultant before establishing Microsoft’s Health platform business. Dave Chase writes: “The second is allowing flat-fee primary care practices, also referred...

Direct Primary Care Can Lower Health Care Costs by 40% or More
posted on: Jul 4, 2012 | author: Bob Schumacher

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