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.
The new House Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare lacks specifics because it would have to broadly tax employer health plans to raise enough money to adequately fund insurance subsidies, a prominent Republican health economist says.
Not-for-profit, vertically integrated hospital systems continued to churn out surpluses in 2015, but the margins were a lot tighter than the year before.
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.
Commercial payers save $38 billion annually when patients get care in ambulatory surgery centers, according to a study done in collaboration with the Ambulatory Surgical Center Association. The AHA is challenging its methodology.
Aetna just nabbed a new state approval in its quest to acquire Humana. That stands in contrast to Anthem's purchase of Cigna Corp., which has faced publicized battles and could be on its way to the chopping block.
Even seasonal agriculture workers are required to have health insurance, but reaching them can be an uphill battle.
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.
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.
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.
The Federal Reserve decided Wednesday to hold interest rates at historic lows, continuing the positive borrowing environment that has aided hospitals and the healthcare industry for years.
Louisiana's nine safety net hospitals are bracing for big state funding cuts as the state is racing to enroll low-income adults in its new Medicaid expansion that starts July 1.