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Health insurers reassure customers after Texas ACA ruling

Health insurers reassure customers after Texas ACA ruling

By Shelby Livingston  |  December 17, 2018

Health insurers blasted a Texas federal judge's decision to strike down the Affordable Care Act as unconstitutional and moved quickly to ensure plan members that their insurance coverage will stay unchanged during the long legal fight.

Court: Testimony from OxyContin maker must be unsealed

Court: Testimony from OxyContin maker must be unsealed

By Associated Press  |  December 14, 2018

A Kentucky appeals court says the secret testimony from a former president of one of the world's largest manufacturers of dangerously addictive opioid painkillers must be released to the public.

Blues antitrust case just got tougher for the insurers

Blues antitrust case just got tougher for the insurers

By Harris Meyer  |  December 12, 2018

A federal appeals court on Wednesday ruled that Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurers must defend themselves on much less favorable legal grounds against a major class-action case accusing them of anticompetitive practices.

DOJ joins whistle-blower lawsuit against Sutter Health

DOJ joins whistle-blower lawsuit against Sutter Health

By Tara Bannow  |  December 12, 2018

The U.S. Department of Justice has intervened in a whistle-blower lawsuit against Sutter Health that accuses the health system of submitting unsupported diagnosis codes to inflate its Medicare Advantage payments.

Feds indict ransomware hackers of Allscripts, others

Feds indict ransomware hackers of Allscripts, others

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  November 29, 2018

The hackers installed ransomware on the systems of Allscripts, Medstar Health, and others, sealing off access to data until the companies paid a ransom in bitcoin.

FTC gets 'Trumpcare' health plan shut down

FTC gets 'Trumpcare' health plan shut down

By Harris Meyer  |  November 06, 2018

A federal judge temporarily shut down a South Florida-based operation called Simple Health Plans that allegedly collected more than $100 million from tens of thousands of consumers for plans dubbed Trumpcare and simplemedicareplans.

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