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Insurers' losses on ACA plans narrow in 2016

By Shelby Livingston  |  June 23, 2017

Insurers' margins on individual insurance plans improved in aggregate in 2016 over 2015. But their losses still totaled billions of dollars.

Hospitals handling growing debt loads—for now

Hospitals handling growing debt loads—for now

By Dave Barkholz  |  June 22, 2017

Hospitals are taking advantage of favorable borrowing rates to raise money in the bond markets for acquisitions and debt refinancing. But will they lament the binge?

Hospital stocks rally on Senate reform bill

Hospital stocks rally on Senate reform bill

By Dave Barkholz  |  June 22, 2017

Hospital stock prices jumped on Thursday as investors reacted to the Senate's proposal for repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act.

HealthPlus' integration into Henry Ford's HAP a turnaround story

HealthPlus' integration into Henry Ford's HAP a turnaround story

By Jay Greene  |  June 19, 2017

As its former CEO, Dr. Michael Genord, oversaw the effort to turn around the financial and operational health of Flint-based insurer HealthPlus of Michigan before the commercial and Medicare business was sold to Health Alliance Plan. As CEO of HAP Midwest Health Plan, Genord was again a key player.

Henry Ford expands with Jackson, Flint acquisitions

Henry Ford expands with Jackson, Flint acquisitions

By Jay Greene  |  June 19, 2017

Henry Ford Health System had a big year in 2016 when it added Jackson-based Allegiance Health in April and Flint-based HealthPlus of Michigan earlier in February. The two acquisitions added about $800 million in annual revenue to the now $5.7 billion system.

Increasing transparency on generic drug cost data could save $4 billion

Increasing transparency on generic drug cost data could save $4 billion

By Alex Kacik  |  June 15, 2017

Making actual generic drug acquisition costs available to third-party payers would empower health plans to negotiate lower rates and essentially level the playing field in a pharmaceutical supply chain that's shrouded in secrecy, according to a new paper.

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