health care

  • DoD eases rules for health care approvals after contractor ‘failure’

    Citing unacceptable delays by its contractor, the Pentagon waives the requirement for preauthorization of specialty care for military members, families and retirees in TRICARE’s western region.

  • Budget battle and the economy

    On this week’s Bloomberg Government Capital Impact show, analysts will compare the House and Senate budget proposals, and discuss sequestration’s impact on the economy. March 21, 2013

  • FEHBP open season part 2

    Insurance expert Walton Francis will answer your questions and emails about federal benefits. December 5, 2012

  • Medicare Part B and the presidential election

    NARFE’s David Snell joins host Mike Causey to talk about best health care buys for federal retirees. Sean Reilly from the Federal Times will discuss the presidential election and its impact on feds. November 7, 2012

  • Premiums for federal health plan set to increase 3.4 percent

    The Office of Personnel Management announced 2013 premiums for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program are set to increase 3.4 percent. That’s slightly below last year’s increase of 3.8 percent, which had been the lowest since 2008. In 2010, premiums rose 7.3 percent.

  • GAO dismisses protest over huge TRICARE contract

    The Government Accountability Office has turned back a protest over a multibillion dollar contract to administer part of the military’s TRICARE health insurance system, the losing bidder said Monday. The Comptroller General’s decision was not publicly released as of Monday afternoon, but TriWest officials said they had been notified of the rejection.

  • Health law on trial

    On this week’s edition of Bloomberg Government’s Capital Impact show, former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle discusses the Affordable Care Act and the potential political fallout of a high court reversal.

  • The future of health care cost savings

    On this week’s show, host Allen Scott examines efforts to cut health care costs and their potential implications for businesses and federal and state budgets. Guests include Health Care Analysts Christopher Flavelle and Brian Rye, and Congressional Analyst Loren Duggan.

  • Q & A with Aneesh Chopra

    Host John Gilroy will talk federal IT issues with former White House Chief Information Officer Aneesh Chopra. April 24, 2012

  • FEHBP open season

    Insurance expert Walton Francis talks about open season for federal employees as he joins hosts Bob Leins and John Elliot. November 28, 2011