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Obama meets with remaining insurers on Affordable Care Act exchanges

Obama meets with remaining insurers on Affordable Care Act exchanges

By Virgil Dickson  |  September 12, 2016

Following the exodus of UnitedHealthcare and Aetna from insurance exchanges established by the ACA, President Barack Obama met Monday with the heads of some of the remaining payers to discuss the future of the federal insurance marketplace.

Passage of California surprise-bill legislation could spur other states to act

Passage of California surprise-bill legislation could spur other states to act

By Harris Meyer  |  September 01, 2016

California medical consumers will enjoy strong new protection against surprise out-of-network medical bills starting next July, under a hard-fought bill overwhelmingly approved by the state legislature this week. It's widely expected that Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown will sign it.

Common ground needed to serve most vulnerable populations, and other letters

Common ground needed to serve most vulnerable populations, and other letters

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 30, 2016

Thank you for the April 25 cover story “Breaking the system,” drawing attention to how state budget battles are preventing numerous citizens from accessing services that are integral to their health and well-being. We've noticed the same trend in instances where healthcare overlaps with...

The striking variation of commercial healthcare prices

By Bob Herman  |  April 27, 2016

One of the most comprehensive, independent studies of commercial healthcare prices shows that employers and insurers that provide private health coverage pay a lot more for services depending on the state where people live.

Data sought to measure move to value-based pay

Data sought to measure move to value-based pay

By Joseph Conn  |  April 23, 2016

The White House’s effort to quantify the nation’s progress on converting to alternative payment models is about to kick off with a gathering of heavy hitters in the healthcare industry.

Sharing data more quickly, securely

Sharing data more quickly, securely

By Beth Kutscher  |  March 05, 2016

One of the frustrating things about healthcare data is that they live in silos, so the user experience is far from seamless. But that's becoming unacceptable with the growth of high-deductible health plans and the corresponding wave of healthcare consumerism.

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