The story provides a window into the bizarre world of the way much of health care financing gets done in Washington - as an afterthought and via backroom negotiations.
The proposed rule on short-term plans hinges on the issue of renewability.
The system implemented accounting reforms to avoid overestimating its revenue moving forward.
Evidence is mounting that Medicaid's rapid expansion under the Affordable Care Act has far outstripped the government's ability to monitor the taxpayer money it turns over to insurers.
The company reported benefits from the recent corporate tax reform bill. Anthem also increased medical enrollment over the previous year.
Doctors are ordering more advanced laboratory and genetic tests than ever before, and the reimbursement cost can hit health plans hard. Expenses can be cut without harming patients, one expert says.
Will the Trump administration push back to compel Idaho to follow the ACA or offer a green light that could prompt other states to take even more sweeping action?
Spending growth from 2012 to 2016 was almost entirely due to price increases, particularly for prescription drugs, emergency department visits, and inpatient surgical procedures.
Shorter sign-up period and lack of advertising did not trim ACA exchange enrollment. But the uninsured rate may increase in 2018.
Dr. Peter Provonost, one of the nation’s top patient safety experts and advocates, is leaving Johns Hopkins Health System for a job at insurance giant UnitedHealthcare, he announced Thursday on Twitter.