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Insurance merger trials consider how to define markets

Insurance merger trials consider how to define markets

By Shannon Muchmore  |  December 14, 2016

The U.S. Justice Department is challenging Anthem's proposal to take over Cigna and Aetna's attempt to merge with Humana in cases that could help define what a national insurance market is.

Aetna, Humana antitrust trial set to begin

By Maria Castellucci  |  December 03, 2016

Aetna and Humana, two of the largest Medicare Advantage players, will fight accusations that if they merged, seniors and people with disabilities in more than 300 markets would be negatively affected.

Anthem-Cigna merger trial to start next week

Anthem-Cigna merger trial to start next week

By Erica Teichert  |  November 12, 2016

The first of the U.S. Justice Department's highly anticipated healthcare merger challenges is set to start next week in Washington, D.C.,as Anthem and Cigna Corp. defend their proposed merger.

Healthcare leaders send cash to Hillary Clinton, shun Donald Trump

Healthcare leaders send cash to Hillary Clinton, shun Donald Trump

By Bob Herman and Shannon Muchmore  |  October 29, 2016

In a sample of 100 prominent healthcare executives, a quarter gave money to Democrat Hillary Clinton. Not a single one financially backed Trump, even though many of them have a history of donating to conservative politicians and causes.

High court to weigh in on validity of nursing home arbitration agreements

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 29, 2016

In the case at hand, a subsidiary of Kindred Healthcare is fighting the daughters of two former residents. Although the daughters signed admission paperwork for their parents, Kentucky's Supreme Court said the arbitration agreements in those contracts violated the residents' “God-given”...

Should you worry about ACA hikes?

Should you worry about ACA hikes?

By Shelby Livingston  |  October 29, 2016

Policy experts say the projected double-digit hikes are unlikely to affect the majority of people who enroll in health plans through the federal exchange. At the same time, benchmark premiums in some states, including Arkansas, Indiana and Ohio, will increase only slightly or even decrease in 2017.

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