May 03, 2016 ... Group Health marches toward "Wisconsin being self-insured" !
The insuring "parties" will still be the same -- same Doctors, same Hospitals, etc. Will Wisconsin save money? Doubt it. More likely to translate into "coverage dematerialization" and higher costs for everyone. Governor Walker has found a new way to "create death panels" by his usual "stealth techniques. "Savings" will be hidden in higher co-pays and deductibles, or denials of life saving treatments/medicines. Those in rural Wisconsin, insured presently or not, will find there costs rising.
11/18/2015 - How to mess up Healthcare even more !
Segal gets paid no matter how it turns out - right?
Another story - 3/26/2015 - State workers should pay more for health care, consultant says
Segal proposed introducing deductibles of $250 a year for single coverage and $500 for family coverage for the vast majority of workers in HMOs. Out-of-pocket maximums would increase from $500 to $1,000 for single coverage and from $1,000 to $2,000 for families.Of course this will impact everyone and raise the costs such that people on the low-end will be forced to "opt-out"
Read more: http://host.madison.com/news/local/health_med_fit/state-workers-should-pay-more-for-health-care-consultant-says/article_0b74b6e9-6f81-58ad-b43c-04cde7e19d11.html#ixzz3algyaykl
Here is a link to Segal's early 2015 report - Health Care Benefits Consultant First Report – Observations and 2016 Recommendations
Ostensibly the purpose is to "improve health outcomes and increase efficient delivery". In reality this proposal simply "shifts costs dramatically to individuals and families".
Of course it will never be measured or proven.
Another story 2/19/2015 - State employees would get incentive to forgo state health insurance
Wisconsin State Journal 5/28/14
Self-insurance could save the state $20 million, partly by avoiding fees from the Affordable Care Act, but could cost $100 million more, according to reports in 2012 and 2013 by the consulting firm Deloitte
9/23/2014 - It's Your Benefit, published by Employee Trust Funds (ETF)
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