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Insurers will consolidate even if mega-mergers fail

Insurers will consolidate even if mega-mergers fail

Even if the feds bury Anthem's acquisition of Cigna and Aetna's Humana deal, the big five health insurers are likely to forge new transactions to scale up and improve their position at the bargaining table with consolidating hospitals and systems.

What will happen with healthcare policy under President Trump ... or ... Clinton?

By Harris Meyer  |  July 23, 2016
What will happen with healthcare policy under President Trump ... or ... Clinton?

The November elections surely won't end the nonstop, eight-year political war over the shape of the U.S. healthcare system. But the ballot results likely will determine whether the changes driven by the ACA continue in the same direction or the system returns to its previous, less-regulated form.

Editorial: Don't shed tears for health insurers

By Merrill Goozner  |  July 23, 2016
Editorial: Don't shed tears for health insurers

A superficial reading of the latest headlines about the health insurance industry suggests it is facing serious problems, but the steady drumbeat of bad news for insurers is showing up everywhere except in the finances of the major carriers.


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Medical schools, 2016

Medical schools, 2016

A list of the nation's 20 largest medical schools — 10 allopathic and 10 osteopathic — ranked by total active enrollment for the 2015-16 school year.


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