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Low-income clinic sees high election stakes

By Harris Meyer  |  July 29, 2016

Democratic leaders at the Democratic National Convention this week stressed a commitment to universal healthcare. But just a few miles away, the head of a clinic serving low-income and uninsured patients is watching the election nervously.

Molina Healthcare rebounds from tough start to 2016

By Bob Herman  |  July 28, 2016

Molina Healthcare beat profit expectations in the second quarter following a brutal start to the year, but the Medicaid managed-care insurer still reported lower overall net income.

Health insurer Oscar to halve its network next year

By Jonathan LaMantia, Crain's New York Business  |  July 28, 2016

Oscar will cut its network in half for 2017 and will no longer cover many of New York City's largest healthcare providers, the health insurer announced in a blog post on its website Tuesday.

In answer to DOJ lawsuit, Anthem argues Cigna deal would boost ACA exchanges

In answer to DOJ lawsuit, Anthem argues Cigna deal would boost ACA exchanges

By Bob Herman  |  July 27, 2016

Anthem threw punches back at the U.S. Department of Justice's attempt to block the insurer's acquisition of Cigna Corp. The response signals Anthem will indeed litigate the case to the end even though many analysts and policy experts say the company is unlikely to win

Anthem ends Q2 with higher medical expenses, unclear future with Cigna

By Bob Herman  |  July 27, 2016

Less than a week after finding out the U.S. Justice Department would seek to block its acquisition of Cigna Corp., Anthem said Wednesday that its second-quarter profit fell more than 9% year over year and it lowered its earnings projections for the rest of the year.

Struggling with Health Net, Centene will drop many Arizona ACA plans

By Bob Herman  |  July 26, 2016

Massive losses surrounding Health Net's individual exchange plans overshadowed the second quarter at Centene Corp., which almost doubled profit and revenue. As a result, Centene will exit a “considerable amount” of exchange business in Arizona next year.

Editorial: Don't shed tears for health insurers

Editorial: Don't shed tears for health insurers

By Merrill Goozner  |  July 23, 2016

A superficial reading of the latest headlines about the health insurance industry suggests it is facing serious problems, but the steady drumbeat of bad news for insurers is showing up everywhere except in the finances of the major carriers.

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