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Bob Herman

Midwest Bureau Chief / Chicago

Bob Herman covers the health insurance industry and other healthcare news. Before joining Modern Healthcare in 2014, he covered hospital finance as a reporter and editor at Becker’s Hospital Review. He has a bachelor's degree from Butler University in Indianapolis

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska exits ACA exchange


September 23, 2016

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, the state's dominant health insurance company, said Friday it will not sell individual plans on the insurance marketplace for 2017. However, it is not a full exit, as the insurer will keep a small presence in the off-exchange market.

Highmark commits to federal ACA lawsuit and exchanges


September 23, 2016

Highmark Health, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield affiliate and hospital system based in Pittsburgh, is still losing money on its Affordable Care Act business. And the company will continue to pursue litigation of the law's risk-corridor funding despite the government's willingness to settle.

House Republicans push Burwell to clarify ACA's risk corridors


September 21, 2016

Five Republican House members on the Energy and Commerce Committee sent a letter Tuesday to HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell demanding answers to how the federal government is handling a much-maligned insurance provision within the Affordable Care Act.

Lloyd Dean, CEO of Dignity Health and Wells Fargo board member

Wells Fargo scandal raises heat for Dignity Health CEO, other board members


September 20, 2016

Senators castigated Wells Fargo & Co. CEO John Stumpf on Tuesday about the banking giant's customer account scandal. Questions were raised about the Wells Fargo board—which includes Dignity Health CEO Lloyd Dean—and whether it would take further action against top executives.

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