People today remember the Nixon era mainly for the fiasco of Watergate, but there were positive moments, as well. Those included the first moon landing, passage of the Clean Air Act, and a dramatic diplomatic opening to China. There were also some bold policy initiatives that did not immediately bear fruit. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Food and Drug Administration chief, Scott Gottlieb, criticized pharmacy benefit managers, health insurers and drugmakers on Wednesday for "Kabuki drug-pricing constructs" that profit the industry at the expense of consumers.
U.S. health insurer UnitedHealthcare is adding the Apple Watch Series 3 to its Motion program, which lets people earn up to $1,000 per year off their insurance premiums -- assuming they meet daily fitness goals.
Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the FDA, spoke today to a meeting of the insurance industry’s main lobbying group. He basically accused them of conspiring to keep prices high on expensive biosimilar drugs: Too often, we see situations where consolidated firms — the PBMs,¹ the distributors, and the drug stores — team up with payors [i.e., insurance companies]. […]
Check out The Biglaw Investor or read Health Insurance for the Self-Employed or Early Retiree I’m generally optimistic about solving financial problems but health care has always been particularly problematic. Curious as to how muchShow More Summary
For over a decade, the National Association of Manufacturers has supported efforts to increase small businesses’ health insurance options through what are known as Association Health Plans, or AHPs, and... The post Association Health Plans: Expanding Health Coverage, Reducing Health Costs appeared first on Shopfloor.
If you’ve ever shopped for insurance, you know it can be a momentous task. There are a handful of different policies you need to buy; auto insurance, life insurance, health insurance, and others. Not only do you need several plans, but there are so many companies to choose from; how in the world are you... Show More Summary
Google sibling Verily wants to help insurers; Apple's collecting health data through its apps; and Amazon has joined with other big employers to address health care costs.
President Trump took out Obamacare's tax penalty for individuals who don't have health insurance, but attorneys general across the country want to kill off the rest of the health insurance legislation. The President and fellow Republicans repealed the "individual mandate" of the Affordable Care Act that requires Americans to......
Having a baby changes everything. No, really it does. Even how employees use health insurance. Your organization can take steps to help new parents navigate insurance for newborns. Here are some considerations to keep in mind as employees recalibrate their health care plan. Show More Summary
The Trump administration gave no obvious “stop” or “go ahead” message to Idaho officials last weekend in regard to the state’s controversial latest move in health insurance. Idaho’s governor and … Click to Continue »
In Idaho, Gov. Butch Otter told his state insurance department to be bold and creative in designing health care coverage unfettered by the “overreaching, intrusive nature of Obamacare and its infringement on the freedoms of Idahoans.” Six weeks later, companies were back with plans that do not include maternity care, charge older residents more than […]
California’s individual health insurance market will probably see a sharp drop in enrollment but should remain stable after Congress eliminated the requirement for individuals to carry coverage, a Harvard-led study published Thursday found. The federal tax reform act in December removed the individual...
Finding the right health insurance plans for parents can be tough but when you know exactly what to look for, it can become a seamless process. Old age brings with it ailments and health-related problems. If you aren’t prepared, it can put you under a lot of stress. Show More Summary
Federal health officials won’t say whether they will allow alternative health plans that many experts contend are illegal.
(Reuters) - A coalition of 20 U.S. states sued the federal government on Monday over Obamacare, claiming the law was no longer constitutional after the repeal last year of its requirement that people have health insurance or pay a f...
Those fiscal geniuses in the White House and Republican-controlled Congress have managed to do the impossible: Their sabotage of the Affordable Care Act will lead to 6.4 million fewer Americans with health insurance, while the federal bill for coverage rises by some $33 billion per year. Also,...
A new Urban Institute report finds that by 2019, 6.4 million fewer Americans are expected to have health insurance as a result of the GOP’s decision to get rid of the individual health care mandate and other policy changes made [......
West Virginia teachers continued their strike for a third day on Monday. Teachers and school staff first began their walkout on Thursday to demand better salaries and health insurance, resulting in public school closures across the state. Teachers said rising health care premiums coupled with low salaries make it difficult for them to afford school […]
By KIP SULLIVAN, JD Six years ago Ezekiel Emanuel and Jeffrey Liebman made the foolish prediction that ACOs would eat the insurance industry’s lunch. “By 2020, the American health insurance industry will be extinct,” they wrote. “Insurance companies will be replaced by accountable care organizations….” This would happen, they argued, because ACOs are just so darned