Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, one of the largest not-for-profit health insurers in New England, said it will save millions of dollars in hepatitis C drug costs through its negotiated pricing discount from pharmaceutical giant Gilead Sciences.
U.S. healthcare providers and insurers start from widely divergent places as some of the largest move to put most of their business into payment models that reward lower cost and higher quality care.
Applying a tax aimed at helping keep premiums affordable under the federal healthcare law to state and local governments is unconstitutional, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine claimed in a lawsuit filed Monday.
Additional outreach about insurance marketplace premium subsidies and expanded eligibility standards for Medicaid is needed to reach the uninsured, a Kaiser Family Foundation study suggests.
The number of private-sector workers who get health insurance through their employer has been declining steadily since well before the Great Recession and nearly a decade before the healthcare reform law took effect, according to a new analysis published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Healthcare providers, insurers, community health centers and not-for-profit groups around the nation that are helping Americans sign up for exchange coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are working overtime leading up to the Feb. 15 open-enrollment deadline.