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.
The owner of more than 30 skilled-nursing and assisted-living facilities in the Miami area and two co-conspirators have been charged for their involvement in a $1 billion Medicare fraud and money laundering scheme, federal prosecutors said late last week.
Providers and payers across the country will be expected to adhere to a new HHS policy this week that prevents discrimination against patients based on their gender or gender identity.
The court's term that ended late last month wasn't nearly so straightforward for the industry. At least half a dozen notable cases left some people cheering and others wringing their hands. And the midterm death of Justice Antonin Scalia appears to have affected some of the outcomes.
A federal appeals court's decision in a patent case Tuesday could give investors more confidence in biotech products. But uncertainty around what can be patented may persist until the U.S. Supreme Court weighs in again.
As neighboring states clamp down on access to abortion, women are flocking across the border to one of Illinois' Planned Parenthood health centers or to private providers.
This year was a mixed bag for healthcare at the Supreme Court, which wrapped up its latest term last week. At least half a dozen notable cases fragmented healthcare wonks' attention. The outcomes of some of those cases left parts of the industry cheering and other parts wringing their hands.
A ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that struck down restrictions on abortion clinics in Texas has brought new attention to a similar law in Oklahoma that is also being challenged.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear an appeal from Washington state pharmacists who said they have religious objections to dispensing Plan B or other emergency contraceptives.
In what many are calling the biggest abortion decision in years, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Texas law that limited women's access to the procedure. Many states have similar restrictions.
This week, the nation's highest court will weigh in on abortion case Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt.
The U.S. Supreme Court last week unanimously upheld a legal theory now used to bring many fraud cases against providers—but it also tried to outline the limits of that theory so it's not used to go after providers for minor violations.