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Editorial: Avoiding the death spiral

Editorial: Avoiding the death spiral

By Merrill Goozner  |  May 28, 2016

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.

Missouri throws first big wrench into Aetna-Humana deal

Missouri throws first big wrench into Aetna-Humana deal

By Bob Herman  |  May 25, 2016

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.

Congressional panel asks DOJ to investigate creation of Cover Oregon

By Associated Press  |  May 25, 2016

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.

Here's what CEOs think of candidates' healthcare ideas

Here's what CEOs think of candidates' healthcare ideas

By Shannon Muchmore  |  May 21, 2016

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.

UAW has health co-op on back burner during election season

UAW has health co-op on back burner during election season

By Dave Barkholz  |  May 19, 2016

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.

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