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The CMS has made a handful of final changes to the Affordable Care Act's health insurance marketplaces for 2018, just a little more than a month before Donald Trump takes over the White House and congressional Republicans move to repeal the healthcare reform law.
More than a quarter of Native Americans nationwide are uninsured and face high barriers to care. Many say the Indian Health Service is failing them, and Congress is not moving quickly to address the problems of mismanagement, funding and poor quality care in IHS.
WellCare plans to acquire Universal American Corp., bolstering the company's investment in Medicare Advantage and accountable care organizations. After factoring in Universal American's debt and retirement of preferred shares, the deal is worth about $800 million.