Nonprofit health plans are shortchanging us.
As nonprofit entities, they have a legal duty to serve the public good. But most act little differently from for-profit companies.
With control of about 30% of the health insurance market, they could be a significant force for accessible and affordable health care, if regulators made them do their duty.
Kaiser Permanente gets regulator to bar public access to info that could “discredit” it
California regulators agreed to a request by Kaiser to keep information about the nonprofit health plan confidential in order to keep it out of the hands of labor unions. Read more.
The nonprofit whose top executive earns more than Apple’s CEO
Delta Dental of California, which provides dental plans under the Delta name in California and 15 other states, is a tax-exempt “social welfare” organization. But it doesn’t act like one. Read more.