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Senators push Justice Department to halt health insurance mergers

By Bob Herman  |  June 22, 2016

Seven Democratic U.S. senators—including Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut—have urged the U.S. Justice Department to block the pending health insurance mega-mergers in one of the strongest stances to date against the deals.

HHS teams up with IRS to enroll young invincibles

By Virgil Dickson  |  June 21, 2016

HHS is teaming up with the Internal Revenue Service to reach out to young adults during the next marketplace open enrollment period. The agencies will contact individuals who paid a penalty or claimed an exemption in 2015.

California blasts Anthem-Cigna merger, calls on feds to block it

California blasts Anthem-Cigna merger, calls on feds to block it

By Bob Herman  |  June 16, 2016

California's top insurance regulator has urged the U.S. Justice Department to kill the pending $53 billion transaction between health insurance titans Anthem and Cigna Corp. over concerns of higher prices and lower quality plans.

Commentary: Ailing insurance CO-OP insurers deserve some TLC

Commentary: Ailing insurance CO-OP insurers deserve some TLC

By Jeremy Johnson  |  June 16, 2016

The healthcare cooperative health insurance plans established by the Affordable Care Act, although much maligned, still have the potential to be the agents of transformational change consistent with their missions.

Florida Blues collected $471 million profit on ACA plans in 2015

By Bob Herman  |  June 15, 2016

The Affordable Care Act's exchanges have not been a bust for every health insurer. Florida's Blue Cross and Blue Shield affiliate made a profit of almost a half-billion dollars on the ACA's new individual plans last year.

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