Kentucky Health Cooperative will end operations by the end of this year. A major factor behind its demise was low payments from the Affordable Care Act's risk-corridors program, which could force more co-ops to close in the near future.
As the campaign season heats up, opposition to the so-called Cadillac tax on high-cost health insurance plans is growing. Congress should reject any attempt at outright repeal.
In 2010, Humana shelled out nearly $800 million for occupational and urgent-care provider Concentra, starting a small wave of insurers buying providers. But it turns out insurers are more interested in striking new types of contracts with providers than owning them.
A Kentucky not-for-profit that emerged as one of the largest insurance providers on the state's health exchange has given notice that it won't offer plans for 2016, a decision affecting tens of thousands of customers ahead of the next enrollment period starting in a few weeks.
Regarding the Sept. 28 article “Medicare Advantage plans need better network adequacy oversight: GAO”, I have been following the debate on the changes in Medicare Advantage plans, especially in light of the enactment of the Affordable Care Act.
While regulatory approval of Blue Shield of California's $1.2 billion acquisition of the Los Angeles managed-care company Care1st removed its state tax-exempt status, consumer groups say the combined entity's commitment to expand access and increase transparency doesn't go far enough.
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission is holding off on recommending how Congress or the CMS should address a perceived disadvantage some Medicare Advantage plans say they face with the agency's star rating system.
Wall Street will be on full alert next week to see if healthcare companies' earnings reports will rejuvenate their slumping stocks and the broader U.S. market. Johnson & Johnson and UnitedHealth Group will be among the first to report.
Responding to criticism from civil liberties advocates, the Obama administration said Friday that it has strengthened consumer privacy protections on the government's health insurance website HealthCare.gov as a new sign-up season nears.
While higher drug prices and the soaring cost of administering health plans sent healthcare spending to its highest level of the year, there are some signs those costs are beginning to moderate, according to analysts at the Altarum Institute.
Two New Jersey senators are asking the Federal Trade Commission to delay the state's biggest health insurer from rolling out a new tiered healthcare system.
More Medicare Advantage plans nabbed top quality marks for their 2016 plans than last year, but the CMS' star ratings, released Thursday, show that private Medicare plans are still failing on many levels.