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UnitedHealth revenue cracks $200 billion mark

UnitedHealth revenue cracks $200 billion mark

By Shelby Livingston  |  January 16, 2018

UnitedHealth Group's 2017 revenue surpassed $200 billion, while its profit more than doubled. On top of that, the No. 1 insurer will reap an extra $1.7 billion in 2018 earnings thanks to the Trump administration's tax overhaul.

Estimated number of health plans on federal exchange plummets by two-thirds

Estimated number of health plans on federal exchange plummets by two-thirds

By Virgil Dickson  |  January 10, 2018

The inability to make a profit and continued uncertainty over the future of the ACA may be the reason that the CMS is now estimating that there are only 700 issuers in the individual and small-group marketplaces, down from 2,400 in an earlier estimate from the agency.

Molina loses New Mexico Medicaid contract

Molina loses New Mexico Medicaid contract

By Shelby Livingston  |  January 10, 2018

The loss of the contract is a blow to the company, which is in the midst of an overhaul after ousting CEO Dr. Mario Molina and his brother, who was CFO, last May.

Insurers wait on Federal Circuit to determine fate of risk-corridor payments

Insurers wait on Federal Circuit to determine fate of risk-corridor payments

By Susannah Luthi  |  January 10, 2018

The Federal Circuit's ultimate decision on whether the federal government must fulfill risk-corridor payments could affect billions of dollars in unpaid claims. Insurers claim the government legally can't default on its obligation to make the payments when Congress takes away the money stream.

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