Two University of Chicago Medicine patients have filed a class-action lawsuit against Land of Lincoln Health, saying they wouldn't have bought the Obamacare plan if they had known their doctors would be dropped from the network.
Mary Brainerd, CEO of HealthPartners, discusses her system's foray into insurance, the challenges faced by providers that want to make similar moves and her own experience in the healthcare system as a patient with breast cancer. She spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Bob Herman.
The tax-advantaged, employer-based health insurance system, a legacy of World War II wage-and-price controls, is unfair in every way. And that's really where a political discussion about the next steps in healthcare reform ought to start.
There's a big disconnect between Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz's promise to make health insurance more portable and affordable and what he's actually proposed so far.
In 2015, the U.S. federal government spent more on healthcare than on Social Security for the first time. The Affordable Care Act's expansion of Medicaid and the growing availability of subsidies for exchange plans are driving much of the higher spending, the Congressional Budget Office said Monday.
Wall Street analysts tell healthcare executives that sunnier weather is ahead for equities beaten up by investors since mid-2015.
Thousands of people who bought health insurance through California's individual marketplace are accessing healthcare services at hospitals in the state, according to a report released this week.
Struggling Land of Lincoln Health is dropping University of Chicago Medicine from its network as of March 1. The move comes after consumers and small businesses already have enrolled in the Chicago-based co-op's plans sold on the Obamacare exchange since Nov. 1.
If the U.S. Supreme Court upholds President Barack Obama's plan to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation, it could mean more healthcare coverage for some, but not most, such immigrants.
Spending on Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges will rise by 11% in 2016, making healthcare a major reason why the federal deficit will increase this year, according to a new economic summary from the Congressional Budget Office.
As UnitedHealth Group toys with the idea of abandoning the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges, investors and other stakeholders are waiting to learn the full extent of the damage to the exchanges.
With the dirt being shoveled over the recently collapsed co-op health plans, leaders of the remaining co-ops are looking for ways to avoid the same fate. But many say they can't do it without more federal assistance and guidance.