The current, emergency health insurance premium tax credit subsidy levels would become permanent.
Either the net investment income tax or self-employment tax would apply to all individual income over $400,000.
The definition of net investment would expand.
Author(s): Allison Bell
Publication Date: 1 June 2021
Publication Site: Think Advisor
When a woman gets a caesarean section at the gleaming new Van Ness location of Sutter Health’s California Pacific Medical Center, the price might be $6,241. Or $29,257. Or $38,264. It could even go as high as $60,584.
The rate the hospital charges depends on the insurance plan covering the birth. At the bottom end of the scale is a local health plan that serves largely Medicaid recipients. At the top are prices for women whose plans don’t have the San Francisco hospital in their insurers’ network.
The nation’s roughly 6,000 hospitals have begun to reveal the secret rates they negotiate with insurers for a range of procedures. The data offer the first full look inside the confidential deals that set healthcare rates for insurers and employers covering more than 175 million Americans. The submissions also illuminate how widely prices vary—even for the same procedure, performed in the same facility—depending on who is paying.
Author(s): Anna Wilde Mathews, Tom McGinty and Melanie Evans
Publication Date: 11 February 2021
Publication Site: Wall Street Journal