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Humana and Covered California

July 26, 2016

Interest groups are starting to send a new wave of emails about how the Affordable Care Act exchange system is pretty much dead for 2017, or about how wonderful and affordable it is this year and how surely it won't be dead next year. Read More

The 5 States Driving MA Market Penetration Growth

July 26, 2016

Increased market penetration has been a significant driver of Medicare Advantage plan membership over the last three years, according to a new brief from Mark Farrah Associates. This has been especially true in five states where MA penetration growth exceeded the national rate. Read More

Aetna and Anthem Respond to DOJ Suit

July 26, 2016

In retrospect, it seems odd that so many business analysts expected the U.S. Department of Justice to approve the proposed mergers of four enormous health insurers. Read More

Rate Hikes Show Rising Health Costs and Obamacare’s Flaws

July 26, 2016

The big rate increases announced last week for health insurance policies sold by California’s version of the federal health reform are the latest evidence that the Affordable Care Act, despite its name, cannot do much to tame the rise of health care costs. Read More