Karen Ignagni, the longtime head of America's Health Insurance Plans, is leaving the industry's powerful lobbying group to become president and CEO of EmblemHealth, a financially troubled insurer based in New York.
The health insurance industry has been abuzz the past few weeks with speculation that a big merger is near. Aetna, Anthem, Cigna Corp. and Humana have all been at its epicenter. But do the rumblings really predict a seismic deal?
Smokers were significantly more likely to abstain for at least six months if they risked losing a $150 deposit. But few people were willing to put down the deposit in the first place, suggesting the strategy might be less valuable than ones that are otherwise less effective.
The New York City Health and Hospitals Corp. will face an operating deficit of $1 billion in two years and dwindling cash reserves as the Affordable Care Act reduces supplemental funding to hospitals that historically offset the cost of care for the uninsured, the city comptroller said Monday.
High deductibles are increasingly the reason U.S. households are underinsured and more likely to struggle with medical debt and unmet medical need, the Commonwealth Fund reports.
Gov. David Ige's administration says Hawaii's health insurance exchange will have to make changes to comply with federal Affordable Care Act.