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Editorial: America's pain

Editorial: America's pain

By Merrill Goozner  |  November 19, 2016

Last week's Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health did a grave disservice to Americans rightfully upset about the rising tide of drug and alcohol dependency in their communities.

Anthem-Cigna merger trial to start next week

Anthem-Cigna merger trial to start next week

By Erica Teichert  |  November 12, 2016

The first of the U.S. Justice Department's highly anticipated healthcare merger challenges is set to start next week in Washington, D.C.,as Anthem and Cigna Corp. defend their proposed merger.

Maxwell named interim CEO of Presbyterian Healthcare

Maxwell named interim CEO of Presbyterian Healthcare

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 29, 2016

Dale Maxwell will become interim CEO at Albuquerque-based Presbyterian Healthcare Services when current president and CEO James Hinton leaves to become chief executive at Dallas-based Baylor Scott & White Health in January 2017.

In Colorado, a push for single-payer healthcare

In Colorado, a push for single-payer healthcare

By Shelby Livingston  |  October 22, 2016

Sen. Bernie Sanders, who defeated Hillary Clinton by nearly 19 points in the state's Democratic caucus, has endorsed and campaigned for the measure. But a September poll suggested just 27% of voters were likely to support it.

Michigan health premiums to rise 16.7% in individual market

By Associated Press  |  October 22, 2016

The nearly 400,000 people who buy their own health insurance in Michigan will see premiums rise by an average of 16.7% next year, a sticker shock that insurers and the government say can be offset for those who qualify for tax credits.

MACRA likely major topic at AHIP conference

By Shannon Muchmore  |  October 22, 2016

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act final rule released earlier this month includes funding to create and implement a core set of performance measures to be used by private and public insurers alike.

Lawmakers demand answers on leukemia drug price hikes

Lawmakers demand answers on leukemia drug price hikes

By Associated Press  |  October 20, 2016

Two top lawmakers on Thursday demanded information from a drug company that has raised prices on a leukemia drug, calling increases of tens of thousands of dollars a sign the company puts profits before patients.

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