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Editorial: Don't shed tears for health insurers

Editorial: Don't shed tears for health insurers

By Merrill Goozner  |  July 23, 2016

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.

Calif. to get nearly $2B in uncompensated-care funds

By Virgil Dickson  |  July 23, 2016

For the next four years, California's public hospitals will collectively receive up to $472 million annually to cover hospital visits for the uninsured as part of a waiver meant to reform the state's Medicaid program.

Humana, Centene win multi-year military contracts

By Bob Herman  |  July 23, 2016

The U.S. Defense Department is shuffling the insurance players in the Tricare program, which provides healthcare coverage for U.S. military members and their families.

U.S. drug czar to discuss pain management strategies

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  July 16, 2016

Since the start of the opioid drug abuse epidemic, health officials have promoted the role providers should play in solving the crisis by writing fewer prescriptions for opioid painkillers.

Illinois Obamacare plan to fold after 3-year run

Illinois Obamacare plan to fold after 3-year run

By Kristen Schorsch, Crain's Chicago Business  |  July 16, 2016

Land of Lincoln Health, an Obamacare insurer launched three years ago to bring competition to the online exchange in Illinois, is liquidating amid big financial losses.

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