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Illinois Obamacare plan to fold after 3-year run

Illinois Obamacare plan to fold after 3-year run

By Kristen Schorsch, Crain's Chicago Business  |  July 16, 2016

Land of Lincoln Health, an Obamacare insurer launched three years ago to bring competition to the online exchange in Illinois, is liquidating amid big financial losses.

Illinois insurance regulators try to save co-op plan

By Kristen Schorsch, Crain’s Chicago Business  |  July 09, 2016

The Illinois Department of Insurance is binding the hands of Land of Lincoln Health in an effort to prevent the struggling Obamacare startup from folding.

New Indiana Medicaid contracts snub UnitedHealthcare

New Indiana Medicaid contracts snub UnitedHealthcare

By Bob Herman  |  June 18, 2016

Indiana awarded new managed Medicaid contracts to four out of five bidding private health insurers. UnitedHealthcare was the lone company to miss the cut because its proposed costs were too high.

Medical Mutual, MetroHealth launch insurance product

By Crain's Cleveland Business  |  June 11, 2016

In the wake of the demise of the HealthSpan insurance enterprise, Medical Mutual of Ohio and the MetroHealth System in Cleveland are hoping to scoop up some of that business with a new product—dubbed CLECare—that both parties say will offer roughly 15% lower premiums compared with other insurance products.

Closing arguments heard in Chicago-area antitrust case

Closing arguments heard in Chicago-area antitrust case

By Lisa Schencker  |  May 28, 2016

Attorneys for two Chicago-area hospital systems argued in federal court last week that a recent decision in a similar antitrust case in Pennsylvania supports the systems' case for being allowed to merge.

Anthem, Aurora Health Care plan joint insurance venture

By Bob Herman  |  April 23, 2016

Roughly 18 months after Anthem rocked the healthcare business community with a new provider-insurance alliance in California, the insurer has formulated another similar project. Anthem and Milwaukee-based Aurora Health Care will co-own a new health insurance company.

Kasich seeks more conservative model for Medicaid expansion

Kasich seeks more conservative model for Medicaid expansion

By Virgil Dickson  |  April 09, 2016

Ohio Gov. John Kasich's administration wants to transition the state to a more conservative Medicaid expansion program that would allow it to drop adult beneficiaries who don't pay into a health savings account, regardless of their income.

Medicaid, outpatient surgeries boost IU Health

By Bob Herman  |  April 02, 2016

Indiana University Health, the academic hospital system that controls large portions of the Hoosier state, grew its revenue in 2015, thanks in large part to the state's conservative Medicaid expansion.

Mich. law would require hospitals to post service fees

By Lindsay Vanhulle, Crain's Detroit Business  |  March 19, 2016

Hospitals in Michigan would be required to post their master list of fees for services, procedures and medical supplies under a bill pending in the state Senate.

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