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One-third of ACA exchanges will lack competition in 2017

By Maria Castellucci  |  August 23, 2016

More than a third of the Affordable Care Act's exchanges will have only one participating health insurer in 2017, significantly up from 4% reported this year, according to a recent analysis.

Carolinas HealthCare asks court to discuss antitrust suit

By Maria Castellucci  |  August 13, 2016

Carolinas HealthCare System, North Carolina's largest hospital chain, has filed a motion asking a federal court to dismiss a U.S. Justice Department lawsuit alleging the system illegally imposes contract requirements on insurers to hinder competition.

NantHealth's cancer test picks up more willing insurers

NantHealth's cancer test picks up more willing insurers

By Bob Herman  |  August 10, 2016

NantHealth, the precision-medicine company started by billionaire Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, is in negotiations with 13 additional health insurance companies and large employers to cover its costly genome sequencing test for cancer patients.

ACA waiver rules may scare away states

ACA waiver rules may scare away states

By Erica Teichert  |  August 08, 2016

The Treasury Department's and HHS' rules governing Section 1332 waiver approvals may dissuade states from applying for the program, according to a government watchdog report.

Fixing the insurance exchanges

Fixing the insurance exchanges

By Bob Herman  |  August 06, 2016

Industry and regulatory fixes to the ACA marketplaces appear inevitable as impatience and insurer losses escalate.

Making HSAs work for chronic care

Making HSAs work for chronic care

By Bob Herman  |  July 30, 2016

Early last month, U.S. Reps. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.)—both of whom sit on the House Ways and Means Committee's Health Subcommittee—introduced a bill that would change how the federal tax code treats high-deductible health plans that are paired with tax-exempt...

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