Obamacare's enemies are gearing up to make rising health insurance premiums a major attack point during the coming election season, but the public needs to consider the real reasons behind the higher prices.
Horizon Healthcare Services has invested in a small Cambridge, Mass.-based company that uses big data and computer modeling to help clinicians and researchers target treatments to individuals.
Health insurers that sell plans with mandated benefits under the Affordable Care Act cannot require people to wait a certain amount of time before they can use those benefits, the CMS reiterated this week in a memo.
Health insurers Aetna and Anthem won't have to tell shareholders how much money they send to tax-exempt political organizations, at least for another year.
Missouri insurance officials have issued a preliminary order against the merger of Aetna and Humana, making it the first state to find serious antitrust problems with the massive transaction.
A Republican-led U.S. House committee has found that former Gov. John Kitzhaber and a federal agency mishandled the creation of Oregon's health insurance enrollment website, with the Democratic governor's political advisers making decisions based on his re-election campaign.
A new bill making the rounds on Capitol Hill has a hospital-centric theme. But private Medicare Advantage insurers with bad quality ratings would also benefit from one surreptitious provision.
Squabbles have apparently flared up behind the scenes in the proposed $53 billion merger of health insurance giants Anthem and Cigna Corp.
The nation's top healthcare leaders overwhelmingly back the Affordable Care Act and support its goal of pushing providers away from fee-for-service medicine and toward delivering value-based care, according to Modern Healthcare's second-quarter CEO Power Panel poll.
The quarrel over surprise medical bills continues to escalate, and emergency room physicians are now suing the Obama administration in a bid to shift more of the blame to insurers.
Consolidation—the acquisition of one competing business entity by another—is an ongoing issue in the health insurance and hospital markets. After consolidation, it's common that fewer choices and provider networks are available.
UAW President Dennis Williams says the union is still interested in pooling autoworkers into one large health plan, though work has gone slowly following the controversy generated after the concept was floated during last fall's Detroit 3 contract talks.