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Investor lawsuit accuses Centene of hiding Health Net problems

Investor lawsuit accuses Centene of hiding Health Net problems

By Shelby Livingston  |  December 18, 2018

Two pension funds that own stock in Centene Corp. are suing the health insurer and certain directors and officers, claiming Centene acquired Health Net in 2016 for $6 billion without fully disclosing the company's significant financial problems.

Battle between Molinas forces thousands to switch doctors

Battle between Molinas forces thousands to switch doctors

By Shelby Livingston  |  December 14, 2018

Molina Healthcare is kicking former CEO Dr. J. Mario Molina's medical practice out of its network, forcing roughly 78,000 patients to either find new doctors or switch health plans to keep their current ones.

Congress to pass children's health home legislation by year-end

Congress to pass children's health home legislation by year-end

By Susannah Luthi  |  December 10, 2018

Congress is considering a revised bill to establish provider-coordinated health homes for chronically ill children during its lame duck session. The U.S. House of Representatives has cut the amount of federal Medicaid money that would fund the homes.

Most ACA exchange plans feature a narrow network

Most ACA exchange plans feature a narrow network

By Shelby Livingston  |  December 04, 2018

The trend toward narrow-network plans has persisted since the inception of the Affordable Care Act exchanges in 2014. While it seems to have leveled out for 2019, it's unlikely that narrow networks will become less popular anytime soon.

More eHealth customers choosing short-term insurance plans

More eHealth customers choosing short-term insurance plans

By Shelby Livingston  |  November 29, 2018

Many more eHealth customers opted for short-term insurance plans over unsubsidized Affordable Care Act-compliant plans during the first half of the ACA open enrollment period for 2019 coverage than during the previous open enrollment.

CVS Health and Aetna close $70 billion merger

CVS Health and Aetna close $70 billion merger

By Shelby Livingston  |  November 28, 2018

CVS Health and Aetna closed their $70 billion merger on Wednesday, bringing together one of the nation's largest pharmacy chains and one of the largest health insurers in a deal that transforms the healthcare landscape.

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