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Consumer access at the heart of CVS-Aetna deal

Consumer access at the heart of CVS-Aetna deal

By Alex Kacik  |  May 23, 2018

The driving force behind the marriage of the No. 3 health insurer and the pharmacy giant is the appeal of steering patients to lower-cost care via 1,100 CVS walk-in clinics. Nearly 70% of the U.S. population lives within 3 miles of a CVS pharmacy.

Beyond talking points: Is Congress moving past the ACA?

Beyond talking points: Is Congress moving past the ACA?

By Susannah Luthi  |  May 22, 2018

The Affordable Care Act remains an election talking point, but lawmakers are shifting their policy focus to the Trump administration's agenda as states take the reins on the exchanges.

U.S. clings to health coverage gains despite political drama

U.S. clings to health coverage gains despite political drama

By Associated Press  |  May 22, 2018

The U.S. clung to its health insurance gains last year, an unexpected outcome after President Donald Trump's repeated attempts to dismantle the Obama-era coverage expansion, according to a major government survey released Tuesday.

CMS rejects Ohio's individual mandate waiver

CMS rejects Ohio's individual mandate waiver

By Virgil Dickson  |  May 18, 2018

The CMS has denied Ohio's request to become the first state to waive the individual mandate for health insurance coverage. Federal officials said the request did not meet guidelines to ensure that no one would lose benefits.

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