Month: September 2016
The U.S. government, which is suing to stop Anthem Inc's proposed purchase of Cigna Corp , is pressing the health insurers to provide letters in which each of them accused the other of breaching the merger agreement, according to court documents filed on Wednesday.
The enrollee share of premiums in the health-care program for federal employees and retirees will rise 6.2 percent on average in 2017, an increase about in line with the general trend for employer-sponsored health insurance, the government announced Wednesday.
An overwhelming majority of Americans favor government action to restrain prescription drug prices, according to a poll released Thursday.
The Obama administration is announcing new steps to increase ObamaCare outreach to young adults as it seeks to improve the stability of the healthcare law by bringing in more youthful, generally healthy participants.
Despite much hand-wringing about health insurers exiting the marketplaces where people buy individual coverage, in many areas consumers will likely still have a choice of plans when the 2017 open enrollment starts in November. Aiming to make picking a plan easier, the federal government, which runs the marketplaces in roughly two-thirds of states, is encouraging insurers to offer “simple choice plans” as an option this fall.
A veteran state employee has been named head of Nevada’s 88,000-member health insurance exchange.
Mylan NV on Monday clarified the profit it said it made from its lifesaving EpiPen drug, days after House members badgered the company’s CEO to justify the device’s steep price increases.
Justine Saffir, director at the Sunnymont-Westside nursery school in San Jose, keeps in her classroom a spare EpiPen to treat potentially life-threatening allergic reactions, even though she is not allowed to use it. And in her 22 years at the school, she hasn’t had to.
Two months after the Justice Department filed suit against Anthem’s purchase of Cigna, the insurer has finally responded to the DOJ’s complaint. Cigna agreed with Anthem that the deal between the two would enhance access to affordable plans for consumers and wouldn’t harm competition, according to a new court filing.
When Senate Democrats announced a new push for a public option in Obamacare last week, the private insurance industry swung into action. And it did so quickly.