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UnitedHealth Group's earnings soar as ACA retreat ramps up

UnitedHealth Group's earnings soar as ACA retreat ramps up

By Bob Herman  |  October 18, 2016

Third-quarter profit shot up at UnitedHealth Group, just as the health insurance and services conglomerate is set to drastically reduce its presence in the Affordable Care Act's individual marketplaces.

Carolinas HealthCare blasts feds' challenge to contracts

Carolinas HealthCare blasts feds' challenge to contracts

By Erica Teichert  |  October 15, 2016

Carolinas HealthCare System is fighting back against a lawsuit by the U.S. Justice Department that alleges the system imposed anti-competitive contract requirements on insurers, saying a federal appeals court has rejected the government's arguments.

Docs lose patients when insurers move 65-year-olds to Medicare Advantage plans

Docs lose patients when insurers move 65-year-olds to Medicare Advantage plans

By Virgil Dickson  |  October 04, 2016

Doctors say they're losing patients when commercial health plans automatically move consumers over to a Medicare Advantage plan when they turn 65. The MA plans mean more revenue for insurers, but it often means patients' usual doctors will be considered out of network.

Humana, UnitedHealthcare join new value-based prescription drug model

By Virgil Dickson  |  October 03, 2016

Humana, UnitedHealthcare, WellCare, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida and CVS Health are among those participating in a Medicare Part D model that gives insurers financial incentives to offer innovative programs that encourage patients to take their medications.

ConnectiCare does about-face, will stay on state exchange

ConnectiCare does about-face, will stay on state exchange

By Erica Teichert  |  September 17, 2016

ConnectiCare said it discussed its planned departure with state regulators and its beneficiaries and ultimately decided to stay in the ACA market. The company had earlier said it would leave in the wake of a state court's Sept. 9 rejection of the insurer's attempt to force through a proposed 27%...

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