The U.S. Justice Department and several states on Monday urged a federal appeals court not to overturn a decision blocking Anthem and Cigna's proposed $54 billion merger.
In the quest to help patients lower their prescription drug costs and deal with high-deductible health plans, pharmacy benefit managers and tech startups are elbowing out insurers. They're encouraging patients to trade their insurance cards for discount cards when they reach the pharmacy register.
A federal judge blocked the proposed $54 billion tie-up between national insurers Anthem and Cigna late Wednesday, saying the combination would harm competition in the national employer market.
With Republican leaders promising to quickly repeal the Affordable Care Act and only promising to enact a replacement, it's worth revisiting the question of whether healthcare is a right.
Per-person prescription drug spending increased 3.8% for health plans covering employees and their families, a tame increase when compared to the year before, according to a new report from Express Scripts.