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Calif. Senate considers cap on out-of-pocket drug costs

Calif. Senate considers cap on out-of-pocket drug costs

By Virgil Dickson  |  July 04, 2015

A bill to cap patients' out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs that passed the California State Assembly will be considered by the state Senate this month, as policymakers across the country wrestle with the growing problem of unaffordable drugs.

Health IT a key challenge for provider-owned plans

By Joseph Conn  |  June 27, 2015

There's a boomlet underway in health information technology buying, triggered by provider organizations considering or launching their own Medicare Advantage or commercial health plans.

House premium debate should be good political theater

House premium debate should be good political theater

By Virgil Dickson  |  June 20, 2015

A House panel Wednesday will debate the Affordable Care Act's impact on insurance premiums. But experts caution that the public should take the rhetoric with a grain of salt.

Congressional GOP plans to continue health law subsidies

By Associated Press  |  June 17, 2015

Congressional Republicans will move to temporarily continue healthcare subsidies for millions of people if the Supreme Court overturns the aid, according to plans discussed Wednesday in the House and Senate.

Q&A: 'Why the hell should insurers be upset' about our health plan?

Q&A: 'Why the hell should insurers be upset' about our health plan?

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 13, 2015

Michael Dowling, president and CEO of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, the largest integrated healthcare system in New York state, discusses his system's expansion efforts, its insurance operation, and his views on federal payment and quality reforms.

UnitedHealth, other insurers see revenue rise in 2014

By Michael Sandler  |  June 13, 2015

UnitedHealth Group saw an upsurge in its government business as it topped Modern Healthcare's list of the largest publicly traded health insurance companies in 2014. Nearly all of insurers on the list enjoyed an increase in total revenue in 2014 compared with the previous year.

Indiana health IT software firm hacked

By Adam Rubenfire  |  June 11, 2015

Medical Informatics Engineering, a Fort Wayne, Ind.-based maker of Web-based health information-technology software, said Wednesday it was the victim of a sophisticated cyber attack that exposed the protected health information of an unknown number of patients.

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