Aetna and Humana, two of the largest Medicare Advantage players, will fight accusations that if they merged, seniors and people with disabilities in more than 300 markets would be negatively affected.
Star ratings are usually what draw consumers to Advantage plans. And insurers will once again see who's gaining beneficiaries as open enrollment for Medicare ends this week.
While more than a quarter of people surveyed by the Kaiser Family Foundation after the election want to see the Affordable Care Act repealed, nearly half want to either expand it or keep it as it is.
CVS Health is partnering with UnitedHealth's pharmacy-benefit manager business OptumRx in a move that helps the retailer compete with rival drugstore chain Walgreens, which struck a similar deal with OptumRx earlier in the year.
Around 20 employees of Pittsburgh-based UPMC health system staged a labor strike Tuesday to protest wages and union rights. The striking workers allege UPMC has prevented them from forming a local under the Service Employees International Union-Healthcare Pennsylvania.
The Silicon Valley-based company was dinged by state regulators for allegedly allowing unlicensed employees to handle insurance transactions and for circumventing insurance agent education requirements.
If Congress passes the 21st Century Cures Act, the federal government would be barred from axing the worst performers in Medicare Advantage through 2018.
Minnesota marketplace may have improperly spent federal grants that were meant to help establish its health insurance marketplace, according to a new report by HHS' Office of Inspector General.
For patients who want to use newer, novel devices beyond clinical trials, affordability is often the central issue blocking access when insurers won't cover their purchase. Manufacturers that can't get widespread coverage for their products face the prospect of limited sales.
Those of us who spend our time thinking about the fate of the nation's health and healthcare system have no shortage of things to be thankful for this holiday season.
New Jersey legislation to cap the amount hospitals can charge for involuntary out-of-network services would lead to operating losses at hospitals across the state, causing some to take on severe cost-saving measures, according to a study commissioned by a hospital system.
Provider-owned insurer UPMC Health Plan and Reading Health System on Monday said they are forming a joint venture to offer health insurance to employers and individuals in southeastern Pennsylvania.