Attorneys say whether a not-for-profit health system qualifies as a governmental entity that's exempt from federal rules on pension plans is still a gray area.
California regulators approved the $69 billion CVS-Aetna merger with conditions. CVS leadership recently said the deal was on track to close by Thanksgiving.
A federal judge blocked the proposed $54 billion tie-up between national insurers Anthem and Cigna late Wednesday, saying the combination would harm competition in the national employer market.
Opponents of the new short-term limited duration rule were dealt a setback in a federal court Friday as a U.S. district judge urged insurers suing the Trump administration to wait for proof it is harming the ACA markets.
The early association health plans being formed under a Trump administration rule finalized in June claim to comply with Affordable Care Act rules, yet still deliver lower premiums than comparable ACA exchange plans.
Nearly a year ago, the private insurer in the state's overhauled Medicaid managed-care program slashed reimbursement rates to medical suppliers. Now a large provider is terminating its contract.