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Blog: Health insurer M&A chatter heats up, but is it overhyped?

By Bob Herman  |  May 22, 2015

The health insurance industry has been abuzz the past few weeks with speculation that a big merger is near. Aetna, Anthem, Cigna Corp. and Humana have all been at its epicenter. But do the rumblings really predict a seismic deal?

Aetna shareholders reject proposal to shine light on political contributions

By Bob Herman  |  May 20, 2015

Aetna shareholders voted against a measure that would have required the health insurance giant to disclose political donations made to not-for-profit groups. The vote still signals that many investors at Aetna and other large companies want more transparency for political spending.

CVS 'confident' it will replace revenue lost from tobacco sales

CVS 'confident' it will replace revenue lost from tobacco sales

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 16, 2015

Dr. Troyen Brennan is executive vice president and chief medical officer at CVS Health Corp. Modern Healthcare recently talked with Brennan about CVS' decision to drop the sale of tobacco products at its stores, the growing role of retail clinics and the chain's mission to help patients manage...

UnitedHealthcare pilot to curb lab costs draws protest

UnitedHealthcare pilot to curb lab costs draws protest

By David Royse  |  May 02, 2015

A UnitedHealthcare pilot to control rising clinical laboratory costs in Florida has sparked an uprising among physicians and lab companies who say the program is burdensome and unfairly limits competition.

Aetna's profit jumps 17% on lower medical costs

By Bob Herman  |  April 28, 2015

Aetna beat earnings estimates and recorded $777.5 million of profit in the first quarter this year, prompting the Hartford, Conn.-based health insurer to raise profit predictions for the rest of the year.

Top-paid healthcare CEOs see pay grow faster than profits

Top-paid healthcare CEOs see pay grow faster than profits

By Melanie Evans  |  April 25, 2015

Total compensation for some of the highest-paid CEOs in the healthcare industry increased faster than their companies' profits last year, a Modern Healthcare analysis of the first firms to report executive pay found.

Insurers reveal what healthcare providers are paid

Insurers reveal what healthcare providers are paid

By Melanie Evans  |  February 25, 2015

Healthcare consumers have a new tool to compare prices using data from some of the largest U.S. health insurers, but comparison shopping will remain a challenge for most.

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