Health Insurance

Aug 30, 2022
Once the darlings of investors, startups aiming to transform the health insurance field with high-tech platforms have hit some headwinds lately. The stock prices of several companies have been hammered as a result. Here’s a rundown of challenges facing several so-called insuretechs.
Aug 30, 2022
Amazon Care, the virtual and in-home primary care service developed by its parent company in 2019 to serve Amazon staff and later other employers, launched with great fanfare. The online retailer said it will shutter the program by year-end, a surprising move given the company’s recent investments…
Aug 24, 2022
Hospitals and health systems are where the most complex care is provided for ill and injured patients. Yet spending on inpatient and outpatient care has grown more slowly than spending on other health services. Hospitals and health systems have worked hard to provide the best value to patients and…
Aug 17, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has launched a new webpage with resources and guidance related to the dispute resolution process under the No Surprises Act, including guidance for disputing parties and a walk-through of the federal portal. CMS also has added functionality to…
Aug 16, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today approved state plan amendments allowing Hawaii, Maryland and Ohio to extend postpartum coverage from 60 days to 12 months after pregnancy for Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program enrollees under the American Rescue Plan Act.
Aug 5, 2022
The Senate this weekend is expected to take up the Inflation Reduction Act (H.R. 5376), a roughly $700 billion social spending package that includes health care, climate change and tax provisions.
Aug 1, 2022
A trial in a federal lawsuit  to stop UnitedHealth Group from acquiring Change Healthcare kicked off today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Jul 28, 2022
The share of uninsured Americans fell 1.5 percentage point to 8% between first-quarter 2021 and first-quarter 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.
Jul 28, 2022
The cost of commercial insurance is increasing at an unsustainable rate — squeezing individuals and families, employers, and public programs. The average family insurance premium has increased 47% over the past 11 years — faster than general inflation and more than any other part of the health care…