Modern Healthcare Staff
Nona Tepper covers health insurance for Modern Healthcare in Chicago. She previously worked at Built In, Growing Community Media and Crain's Chicago Business. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, Smithsonian Magazine, VICE and elsewhere. In 2018, the Illinois Press Association awarded her second- and third-place in her division for innovative use of FOIA in her reporting. Nona earned her bachelor's degree in journalism in 2012 from Indiana University, and her master's in journalism in 2017 from Northwestern University.
Democrats' plan to increase Affordable Care Act subsidies and extend COBRA insurance will cost the federal government more than $54 billion over the next decade with less than 2 million additional people gaining health coverage.
Molina Healthcare reported a $100 million year-over-year drop in profits in 2020, with a rise in COVID-19 costs, acquisition expenses and risk-sharing payments during the public health crisis cutting into the Long Beach, Calif.-based insurer's bottom line.