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One-third of ACA exchanges will lack competition in 2017

By Maria Castellucci  |  August 23, 2016

More than a third of the Affordable Care Act's exchanges will have only one participating health insurer in 2017, significantly up from 4% reported this year, according to a recent analysis.

The trends and news behind this year's list

The trends and news behind this year's list

By David May  |  August 20, 2016

Enduring influence is the central theme for many of the names atop this year's list, Modern Healthcare's 15th annual ranking. Coming in at No. 2 and No. 3 this year are CEOs of two of the nation's largest healthcare systems. The nation's payers are also well represented at the top.

CMS may crack down on third-party groups that subsidize ACA premiums

By Shannon Muchmore  |  August 18, 2016

The CMS is asking the public for information about providers and organizations that may be steering Medicare- or Medicaid-eligible patients toward the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges in order to receive higher reimbursement rates.

Aetna pullout heightens pressure for ACA exchange fixes as elections near

Aetna pullout heightens pressure for ACA exchange fixes as elections near

By Harris Meyer  |  August 16, 2016

The startling withdrawal of Aetna from many Affordable Care Act exchanges has accelerated the search for ways to preserve competition in those markets, such as making participation a condition for Medicaid contracts or a concession for proceeding with proposed mergers.

Aetna deals blow to ACA exchanges with mass retreat

Aetna deals blow to ACA exchanges with mass retreat

By Bob Herman  |  August 16, 2016

Aetna will drastically cut back its 2017 participation on the individual markets, the for-profit insurer said Monday evening, just months after expressing optimism in the future of the Affordable Care Act's exchanges.

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