The U.S. Defense Department has awarded multiyear contracts worth $58 billion to Humana and Centene Corp. to manage Tricare, surprisingly booting incumbent health insurer UnitedHealthcare in the process.
Nearly everyone in healthcare speculated for the past year about how the U.S. Justice Department would respond to the mega-deals proposed by Aetna and Anthem. Officials were concise and stern as they delivered their answers from a podium last week.
Federal and state insurance regulators are determining the fate of the pending health insurance mergers, and many large employers won't be disappointed if officials torpedo the deals.
Almost one-third of Hispanics living in Texas remain uninsured although nearly half are eligible for insurance under the Affordable Care Act, according to a report.
A superficial reading of the latest headlines about the health insurance industry suggests it is facing serious problems.
Just as the U.S. Justice Department formally moved to block the merger between Humana and Aetna, Humana said it is significantly reducing its individual health plans sold on and off the Affordable Care Act's exchanges.