In one of its first steps to carry out the new healthcare law, the Obama administration announced that it was establishing a temporary insurance pool where uninsured people with medical problems could buy coverage at reduced rates. Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of...
The Carle Foundation in Urbana, IL, has purchased the Carle Clinic Association and its assets, including Health Alliance Medical Plans, for $250 million, the foundation announced. This is the fourth time the two healthcare entities have considered integration.
Saying it could "no longer subsidize the record profits of a health insurance conglomerate," Stellaris Health Network this week announced that its contract with Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield expired April 1 after six months of fruitless negotiations.
The healthcare sector created 26,800 jobs in March and the overall economy created 162,000 new jobs, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics preliminary data released this morning. The national jobless rate remained steady at 9.7%.
State medical boards took 5,721 disciplinary actions against physicians, an increase of 342 actions over 2008, according to the newly released Summary of Board Actions report from the Federation of State Medical Boards.
A federal grand jury in Manhattan has indicted a former re-insulation contractor for allegedly participating in a bid-rigging scheme at New York Presbyterian Hospital, the Department of Justice announced.
Winter Park, FL-based Adventist Health System and University Community Health in Tampa Bay have signed a non-binding letter of intent to explore a possible merger, the two health systems announced jointly.
The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons has filed a lawsuit to overturn the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, claiming the health reform mandate to buy health insurance is unconstitutional under the Fifth and 10th amendments, the Commerce Clause,...