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UnitedHealth CEO Hemsley stepping down

UnitedHealth CEO Hemsley stepping down

By Shelby Livingston  |  August 16, 2017

Longtime UnitedHealth CEO Stephen Hemsley will step down Sept. 1, and President David Wichmann will take over. The change marks a major leadership shakeup at the nation's largest health plan.

Healthcare data breaches caused by hacks are on the rise

Healthcare data breaches caused by hacks are on the rise

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  August 16, 2017

As hackers gain easier access to the tools of their trade, hacks of healthcare organizations have increased dramatically, with 162% more so far in 2017 as there were in all of 2016.

Federal court: Arkansas can block Planned Parenthood money

By Associated Press  |  August 16, 2017

In a 2-1 ruling, a federal appeals court panel ruled that Arkansas can block Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood, two years after the state ended its contract with the group over videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group.

New deal provides healthcare coverage for rural Nevada

By Associated Press  |  August 16, 2017

The deal with Centene Corp. in partnership with the Nevada-based Hometown Health will help ensure coverage is available to all Nevadans, after Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield pulled out of the state's healthcare exchange.

Edward-Elmhurst Health eyes $50 million in cuts

By Kristen Schorsch  |  August 16, 2017

Naperville, Ill.-based Edward-Elmhurst Health is feeling the squeeze of climbing bad debt thanks to high-deductible health plans, soaring pharmaceutical costs and Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements that don't fully cover the price tag of patient care.

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