A holiday wish list for healthcare

A holiday wish list for healthcare

By Merrill Goozner  |  December 20, 2014

The holiday season is a time when we count our blessings and shower gifts on those we love. It's also the time when we vow to do better in the coming year.

Florida Medicare HMO to shut down

By Bob Herman  |  December 16, 2014

Florida intends to liquidate the assets of a Medicare Advantage insurer by the first of the year, ending the company's short and troubled history.

10 reasons why healthcare isn't a free market

10 reasons why healthcare isn't a free market

By Merrill Goozner  |  December 13, 2014

Before the mass resignations at The New Republic, one of the new executives hired by its 31-year-old sugar-daddy owner reportedly asked for a "listicle" on “10 reasons why healthcare isn't a free market.” He didn't get it, but what a great idea.

Two Wash. public hospitals finalize their alliance

By Modern Healthcare  |  December 13, 2014

In what officials say is likely Washington state's first-ever merger of two public hospitals, Kirkland-based EvergreenHealth and Valley General Hospital, Monroe, have completed a merger they began working on in 2012.

Why can't insurers publish accurate provider directories?

By Darius Tahir  |  December 13, 2014

As insurers face growing criticism for giving consumers inaccurate information about their provider networks, some experts are asking whether it's really that hard to maintain an accurate provider directory.

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