StrategyFeds OK Blue Cross Blue Shield's Vantage Acquisition in Louisiana
One reason why the deal won't harm competition is because certain Vantage health plans on the ACA exchange are already...
FinancePublic Option Health Plan Could Lower Costs, Expand Coverage
The Urban Institute estimates the savings that come with a public option health plan, capping provider payment rates, and financial...
FinanceHumana, Epic to Collaborate on Real-Time Benefits Check
Humana's real-time benefits check tool will be integrated into Epic's e-prescribing workflow.
FinanceAnthem Expands Behavioral Health Options With Beacon Purchase
The Indianapolis-based health insurer is set to acquire the largest independently-held behavioral health organization in the country.
StrategyCVS-Aetna Hearing Begins: What to Expect
Three witnesses plan to testify against the megamerger, and three plan to testify in favor, but there will be no...
StrategyHumana Swats Down Rumors That It Wants Centene
Market stakeholders have speculated that Humana could make a proposal to combine with Centene as an alternative to Centene's planned...
FinanceMedicare Advantage Premiums Fall 33% in Q1
When zero-dollar premium plans were removed, costs still dropped by 13%, according to a survey from eHealth.
StrategyCentene-WellCare Merger Hits DOJ Speed Bump
A request from federal antitrust regulators effectively delays the Centene-WellCare deal from being finalized for at least a month.
FinanceEarnings Solid for Health Insurers in Q1 Due to Membership Growth
Though stable medical cost trends and membership growth has benefited private insurers, there is an increased political risk going forward.
Finance13.3M Americans Spent More than 10% of Income on Premiums
Almost 24 million Americans with employer-sponsored coverage spent a large portion of their income on healthcare costs.
StrategyHouse Hagglers Zero In On Single-Payer And It All Comes Down To Two Little Words
Whether 'single-payer' or 'Medicare-for-All,' proposals could play out in countless ways.
FinanceWashington, Texas Use Arbitration to Take Steps Against Surprise Billing
States continue their efforts to curb surprise medical bills, even as lawmakers push for a federal solution.