Even if UnitedHealth Group does bail, it's by no means certain that other insurers—many of which are more heavily invested in the exchanges—would immediately follow. And some analysts say UnitedHealth's announcement was mostly about putting pressure on the Obama administration.
Health plans have complained for years that the CMS doesn't treat them fairly if they enroll large numbers of low-income people with complex medical needs. It looks as if they have been heard and may see the changes they want.
Aetna joined a growing list of health insurers topping Wall Street's quarterly profit expectations, and it did so despite higher taxes and a number of acquisitions.
Centene Corp. on Tuesday reported large increases in profit and revenue in the third quarter, yet another period of significant growth for the St. Louis-based Medicaid managed-care insurer.
Georgia's Department of Community Health has accepted the Medicaid managed-care bids of four insurers, three of whom had already run the state's Medicaid program.
Iowa has awarded Medicaid managed-care contracts to AmeriHealth Caritas, Anthem, UnitedHealthcare and WellCare Health Plans, a move that will funnel the state's $4.2 billion Medicaid program into the hands of private insurers.
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Bill Scheffel, CFO of managed-care company Centene Corp., will retire early next year after Centene closes on its pending transaction for Health Net.
A new rule that will shed light on the rising wealth gap between America's CEOs and average workers could put some healthcare companies with large numbers of low-wage employees in the public's crosshairs.
Profit and revenue at Centene Corp. rapidly ascended in the second quarter, a trend that has defined the St. Louis-based health insurer for the past two years. The company's pending acquisition of Health Net has it primed for even larger growth.
Investors now have a heightened interest in behavioral health after new laws have gone into effect giving treatment for mental disorders payment parity with physical illnesses. Insurers and government payers also are beginning to see treatment of behavioral health disorders as a wise investment.
Federal antitrust reviewers will likely look market to market in deciding whether to approve the proposed Aetna-Humana merger and other looming health insurance industry tie-up deals, experts say.