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.
Laura Kaiser has been named president and CEO of SSM Health, effective May 1. She will succeed William Thompson, who is retiring after 37 years with St. Louis-based SSM, the past six years as chief executive.
Anthem and Cigna Corp. are about to get their chance to fight for their $53 billion merger in a District of Columbia courtroom. The faceoff with the U.S. Justice Department will pit their promised benefits for consumers against providers' bargaining power.
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.
The Trump administration will allow insurers and consumers to extend for an additional year individual and small-group health plans that do not comply with the Affordable Care Act's coverage rules. Some say that will hurt efforts to stabilize the individual market.