At a company meeting this month at the MotorCity Casino, CEO Dan Loepp of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan asked more than 1,000 Blue Cross employees to donate to and otherwise support the re-election of Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan.
Enrollment on the Affordable Care Act's federal marketplaces dropped almost everywhere this year, amid the Republican push for the healthcare law's repeal and the widespread sentiment that the insurance exchanges were going under. But Utah was a spot of hope for Obamacare supporters.
In the quest to help patients lower their prescription drug costs and deal with high-deductible health plans, pharmacy benefit managers and tech startups are elbowing out insurers. They're encouraging patients to trade their insurance cards for discount cards when they reach the pharmacy register.
A federal judge has dismissed two counterclaims by Express Scripts Holding Co. in a multibillion dollar lawsuit brought on by insurer Anthem over its drug charging policies.
Before the House Republican bill to replace the Affordable Care Act died Friday, insurers and regulators were fretting about a major, last-minute change in the bill requiring states to determine what benefits must be offered in fully insured health plans.
Not-for-profit hospitals operate in a system that expects them to provide benefits to the community, without necessarily requiring it.
The American Medical Association called on Congress to vote down the amended American Health Care Act, claiming millions will lose coverage if it becomes law.
Sanford Health sued the U.S. government to recoup unpaid payments under the ACA's risk-corridor program, but it's looking less and less likely that the feds will ever pay up.
Mayo Clinic is facing questions from the state of Minnesota after its CEO told employees that if patient conditions are equal, its hospitals should prioritize privately insured patients over those under government-subsidized programs such as Medicaid.
Just weeks after joining a lawsuit against UnitedHealth, the U.S. Justice Department said it is investigating four more insurers over whistle-blower allegations that they fraudulently collected millions in Medicare payments.
Two Blue Cross and Blue Shield affiliates are the latest insurers to sue the federal government over their losses under the Affordable Care Act's risk-corridor program.
Preferring commercially insured patients over those covered by Medicare and Medicaid has long been one of the healthcare industry's dirty secrets.