More than 1.6 million people have selected a health plan through HealthCare.gov in the first three weeks of the current open-enrollment period, according to the latest federal data released Wednesday. But newcomers still represent a minority of those signups.
Executives with Arizona's nonprofit health insurance co-op said Tuesday that they have failed to come up with additional financial backing and the insurer plans to shut down all operations Dec. 31.
St. John's Hospital and insurer Horace Mann, both located in Springfield, Ill., will open a shared clinic for their employees in early 2016.
Data Points for the week of Nov. 23, 2015, covered the following topics: Privatizing veterans hospitals, HIV, number of uninsured Americans
More than 540,000 people selected a health plan on the federal HealthCare.gov exchange during the first week of open enrollment. A third of them were new to the Affordable Care Act's marketplace.
Health insurers rallied Friday to ease investor and customer concerns about the Affordable Care Act's public insurance exchanges a day after the nation's biggest insurer questioned its future in that still-developing market.