Just don't look for anything about the new
Aetna, Highmark and
"Our focus is making the care more affordable," said
Until now, insurers were required to offer the same benefits and cost sharing arrangements to all
Seniors with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure, history of stroke, heart disease and mood disorders are also eligible for the coverage, which is designed to encourage members to get the best possible care. Those conditions are among the most costly to treat, but pricing for the new coverage has not been released.
In addition to
"It's pretty innovative," said
In a written statement, Highmark spokeswoman
Participating carriers are prohibited from publicizing specifics of their offerings, which could restrain sales of the products for insurers. But the levers available to improve member health include reducing cost-sharing for specific prescription drugs, doctors, hospitals and other medical agencies that provide superior care, according to
Since the 1970s, seniors have been able to receive
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