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The Hill
Feds issue controversial star ratings for hospitalsmonth, CMS acting Administrator Andy Slavitt said the Office of the Assistant S
Feds issue controversial star ratings for hospitals
The Hill / Posted 4 hours ago
month, CMS acting Administrator Andy Slavitt said the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation is working on a report, due in September, that would examine how the aforementioned factors impact ratings on Medicare Advantage pla... Read more
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Crain's Detroit Business
Michigan health insurers post near-record profits in 20152011 to 2015, Blue Care has earned $461.2 million. "(The health plans) largely
Michigan health insurers post near-record profits in 2015
Crain's Detroit Business / Posted 5 hours ago
2011 to 2015, Blue Care has earned $461.2 million. "(The health plans) largely broke even on their commercial business and Medicare Advantage plans, but had very strong profits on their Medicaid plans," Baumgarten said in an interview with Crain's... Read more
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Bankrate.com
Countdown To Retirement: One Year To GoPart A and Part B at that time. If not, sign up for both 3 months before your 6
Countdown To Retirement: One Year To Go
Bankrate.com / Posted 6 hours ago
Part A and Part B at that time. If not, sign up for both 3 months before your 65th birthday. Medicare Part C refers to Medicare Advantage plans, under which you receive health care services through a health maintenance organization or preferred... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Some seniors surprised by Medicare Advantage switchNovember, her doctor's office called with bad news: Records showed that instead
Some seniors surprised by Medicare Advantage switch
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 8 hours ago
November, her doctor's office called with bad news: Records showed that instead of traditional Medicare, she had a private Medicare Advantage plan, and her doctor and hospital were not in its network. Neither the plan nor Medicare now would cover... Read more
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Wilson County News
How to choose an adult day care serviceon where you live. Unfortunately, in most cases original Medicare (Part A and
How to choose an adult day care service
Wilson County News / Posted 10 hours ago
on where you live. Unfortunately, in most cases original Medicare (Part A and B) does not pay for adult day care, but some Medicare Advantage (Part C) plans, and many long-term care insurance policies do. But, most seniors or their families pay for... Read more
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Business Insurance
Merger hopes for Aetna-Humana remain, Anthem-Cigna not so muchin the relatively near term,” Barclays analysts said of the Anthem-Cigna deal.
Merger hopes for Aetna-Humana remain, Anthem-Cigna not so much
Business Insurance / Posted yesterday
in the relatively near term,” Barclays analysts said of the Anthem-Cigna deal. The Aetna-Humana case will hinge on whether Medicare Advantage competes with traditional Medicare, analysts say. The Justice Department argued in its complaint that the... Read more
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Business Wire
Transcend Brings Services to Tennessee, Signs Agreement with Healthstar Physicians to Improve Health of Medicare Advantage Membersprimary care physicians, consulting with them in their offices to help track, a
Transcend Brings Services to Tennessee, Signs Agreement with Healthstar Physicians to Improve Health of Medicare Advantage Members
Business Wire / Posted yesterday
primary care physicians, consulting with them in their offices to help track, analyze, and act on data about their Medicare Advantage patients’ health. Transcend’s support includes services that will help Healthstar physicians better... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Is this the end for health care mega-deals?so I think that's a real potential market,” Udow-Phillips said. Centene and Wel
Is this the end for health care mega-deals?
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted yesterday
so I think that's a real potential market,” Udow-Phillips said. Centene and WellCare also have significant market share in Medicare Advantage, a prized asset for most large insurers today. Universal American Corp., which specializes in Medicare... Read more
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Business Insurance
Health insurer Centene's profit beats; raises forecastjumped nearly 11 times in the second quarter from a year earlier. Centene inte
Health insurer Centene's profit beats; raises forecast
Business Insurance / Posted yesterday
jumped nearly 11 times in the second quarter from a year earlier. Centene intends to continue to make its mark in the Medicare Advantage market and is said to have made competing offers for the plans that Aetna Inc. may shed to seek clearance... Read more
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Times News
New to Medicare workshopa general introduction to Medicare, which includes Medicare Parts A-D, Medicare
New to Medicare workshop
Times News / Posted 2 days ago
a general introduction to Medicare, which includes Medicare Parts A-D, Medicare supplemental insurance (Medi-Gap policies), Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (Part D). The New to Medicare program is to help people... Read more
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Business Insurance
Government's bid to block health insurer mergers could spawn new oneswould offer a foothold in markets likely to grow rapidly in coming years, such
Government's bid to block health insurer mergers could spawn new ones
Business Insurance / Posted 2 days ago
would offer a foothold in markets likely to grow rapidly in coming years, such as Medicaid health plans for the poor and Medicare Advantage coverage for the elderly. Both Molina and Centene have large exposure to private Medicaid plans, a more... Read more
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The Hill
Transforming VA care: a way forwardsuits their needs, creates competition and improves program performance. Other
Transforming VA care: a way forward
The Hill / Posted 2 days ago
suits their needs, creates competition and improves program performance. Other government-run health care programs, such as Medicare Advantage, TRICARE and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program use similar approaches. · Identifying actions... Read more
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The Post-Journal
Types Of Aid Available For Medical Equipmentdeductible applies, then Medicare pays 80 percent and you (or your secondary in
Types Of Aid Available For Medical Equipment
The Post-Journal / Posted 2 days ago
deductible applies, then Medicare pays 80 percent and you (or your secondary insurance) would pay 20 percent. If you have a Medicare Advantage plan, look at your enrollment packet information to see what your cost share would be for these items. It... Read more
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Hartford Courant
Aetna, Cigna Futures Foggy In Wake Of Justice Department Decisions To Block Dealsbe announced until after Election Day, Nov. 8, he said, because the issue is se
Aetna, Cigna Futures Foggy In Wake Of Justice Department Decisions To Block Deals
Hartford Courant / Posted 3 days ago
be announced until after Election Day, Nov. 8, he said, because the issue is sensitive: The Aetna-Humana deal focuses on Medicare Advantage marketplaces used by senior citizens, a vulnerable population that also happens to include millions of... Read more
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Newsmax
US Government's Bid to Block Insurance Mergers Could Spawn New Oneswould offer a foothold in markets likely to grow rapidly in coming years, such
US Government's Bid to Block Insurance Mergers Could Spawn New Ones
Newsmax / Posted 4 days ago
would offer a foothold in markets likely to grow rapidly in coming years, such as Medicaid health plans for the poor and Medicare Advantage coverage for the elderly. Both Molina and Centene have large exposure to private Medicaid plans, a more... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
US government's bid to block insurance mergers could spawn new oneswould offer a foothold in markets likely to grow rapidly in coming years, such
US government's bid to block insurance mergers could spawn new ones
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 5 days ago
would offer a foothold in markets likely to grow rapidly in coming years, such as Medicaid health plans for the poor and Medicare Advantage coverage for the elderly. Both Molina and Centene have large exposure to private Medicaid plans, a more... Read more
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Reuters
U.S. government's bid to block insurance mergers could spawn new oneswould offer a foothold in markets likely to grow rapidly in coming years, such
U.S. government's bid to block insurance mergers could spawn new ones
Reuters / Posted 5 days ago
would offer a foothold in markets likely to grow rapidly in coming years, such as Medicaid health plans for the poor and Medicare Advantage coverage for the elderly. Both Molina and Centene have large exposure to private Medicaid plans, a more... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
U.S. blocks health insurance mega-merger worth $82 billionareas in particular: coverage offered by large employers, insurance sold on the
U.S. blocks health insurance mega-merger worth $82 billion
Chicago Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
areas in particular: coverage offered by large employers, insurance sold on the Affordable Care Act's public exchanges and Medicare Advantage plans, which are privately run versions of the government's Medicare program for the elderly. Regulators... Read more
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Kansas City InfoZine
Lawsuits Aim to Block Anthem's Acquisition of Cigna, and Humanabillion acquisition of Humana. The lawsuit against Aetna and Humana alleges th
Lawsuits Aim to Block Anthem's Acquisition of Cigna, and Humana
Kansas City InfoZine / Posted 5 days ago
billion acquisition of Humana. The lawsuit against Aetna and Humana alleges that their merger would substantially reduce Medicare Advantage competition in more than 350 counties in 21 states, affecting more than 1.5 million Medicare Advantage... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
U.S. blocks health insurance mega-merger worth $82 billionareas in particular: coverage offered by large employers, insurance sold on the
U.S. blocks health insurance mega-merger worth $82 billion
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 5 days ago
areas in particular: coverage offered by large employers, insurance sold on the Affordable Care Act's public exchanges and Medicare Advantage plans, which are privately run versions of the government's Medicare program for the elderly. Regulators... Read more
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Newsmax
Feds: Health Mergers Would Hike Costs, Cut Careareas in particular: coverage offered by large employers, insurance sold on the
Feds: Health Mergers Would Hike Costs, Cut Care
Newsmax / Posted 5 days ago
areas in particular: coverage offered by large employers, insurance sold on the Affordable Care Act's public exchanges and Medicare Advantage plans, which are privately run versions of the government's Medicare program for the elderly. Bill Baer,... Read more
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KMGH 7 Denver
Feds sue to halt health insurer combos, see threat to consumerareas in particular: coverage offered by large employers, insurance sold on the
Feds sue to halt health insurer combos, see threat to consumer
KMGH 7 Denver / Posted 5 days ago
areas in particular: coverage offered by large employers, insurance sold on the Affordable Care Act's public exchanges and Medicare Advantage plans, which are privately run versions of the government's Medicare program for the elderly. Regulators... Read more
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Fortune
Here’s How Aetna and Humana Will Try to Save Their Mega-Mergerfocused on a county-by-county analysis of where Aetna and Humana have what is d
Here’s How Aetna and Humana Will Try to Save Their Mega-Merger
Fortune / Posted 5 days ago
focused on a county-by-county analysis of where Aetna and Humana have what is deemed too much market share in providing Medicare Advantage for elderly people and in the individual health plans created under President Barack Obama’s healthcare... Read more
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Hartford Courant
What's Next After Feds Move To Block Insurance Mergers?Humana. Mark Bertolini, Aetna's chief executive officer, told Bloomberg that t
What's Next After Feds Move To Block Insurance Mergers?
Hartford Courant / Posted 5 days ago
Humana. Mark Bertolini, Aetna's chief executive officer, told Bloomberg that the insurer is willing to divest more of its Medicare Advantage plans, which are a private form of the health insurance program offered to seniors. Jeffrey Loo, an... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
U.S. sues to block insurer mergersareas in particular: coverage offered by large employers, insurance sold on the
U.S. sues to block insurer mergers
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 5 days ago
areas in particular: coverage offered by large employers, insurance sold on the Affordable Care Act's public exchanges and Medicare Advantage plans, which are privately run versions of the government's Medicare program for the elderly. Regulators... Read more
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The Arizona Republic
Arizona insurer exits roil Affordable Care Act marketplaceDerksen said. Arizona insurers exiting the marketplace say they will still pro
Arizona insurer exits roil Affordable Care Act marketplace
The Arizona Republic / Posted 5 days ago
Derksen said. Arizona insurers exiting the marketplace say they will still provide other types of plans, such as Medicare Advantage or employer plans. More than 203,000 Arizonans had selected a marketplace plan by Feb. 1, the end of the... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
Florida joins legal fight against Aetna-Humana mergerPointing in part to concerns about the Medicare Advantage market for seniors, F
Florida joins legal fight against Aetna-Humana merger
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted 6 days ago
Pointing in part to concerns about the Medicare Advantage market for seniors, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi on Thursday joined the U.S. Department of Justice and other states in filing an antitrust lawsuit seeking to block a $37 billion merger... Read more
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MedCity News
DOJ sues to block Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Humana mergerstransition to value-based care. The lawsuit against Aetna and Humana alleges t
DOJ sues to block Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Humana mergers
MedCity News / Posted 6 days ago
transition to value-based care. The lawsuit against Aetna and Humana alleges that their merger would substantially reduce Medicare Advantage competition in more than 350 counties in 21 states, affecting more than 1.5 million Medicare Advantage... Read more
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Reuters
Aetna, Humana map legal strategy to salvage mergerfocused on a county-by-county analysis of where Aetna and Humana have what is d
Aetna, Humana map legal strategy to salvage merger
Reuters / Posted 6 days ago
focused on a county-by-county analysis of where Aetna and Humana have what is deemed too much market share in providing Medicare Advantage for elderly people and in the individual health plans created under President Barack Obama's healthcare... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Aetna, Humana map legal strategy to salvage mergerfocused on a county-by-county analysis of where Aetna and Humana have what is d
Aetna, Humana map legal strategy to salvage merger
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 6 days ago
focused on a county-by-county analysis of where Aetna and Humana have what is deemed too much market share in providing Medicare Advantage for elderly people and in the individual health plans created under President Barack Obama's healthcare... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Independent Health says it is dropping CCS Oncology from its networkLocally, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York in the fall of 2014 engaged i
Independent Health says it is dropping CCS Oncology from its network
The Buffalo News / Posted 6 days ago
Locally, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York in the fall of 2014 engaged in a public feud with Catholic Health over a Medicare Advantage plan, offered by BlueCross BlueShield, that excluded non-emergency treatment at the system’s... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Health insurance mergers that are too big not to faillargest enrollment in the nation and allow Aetna to capitalize on the demograph
Health insurance mergers that are too big not to fail
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 6 days ago
largest enrollment in the nation and allow Aetna to capitalize on the demographic growth generated by baby boomers in the Medicare Advantage market. But an even bigger driver for health insurers has been the sense that, post-Affordable Care Act,... Read more
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CNBC
'5-star' quality ratings are very, very hard to get for the nation's hospitalsa a single star-based rating for a hospital. The system mirrors star ratings th
'5-star' quality ratings are very, very hard to get for the nation's hospitals
CNBC / Posted 6 days ago
a a single star-based rating for a hospital. The system mirrors star ratings the CMS has been assigning to nursing homes, Medicare Advantage health plans, dialysis centers and home health services. The partial data release about the star ratings... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Justice Dept. sues to block health insurance mergersareas in particular: coverage offered by large employers, insurance sold on the
Justice Dept. sues to block health insurance mergers
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 6 days ago
areas in particular: coverage offered by large employers, insurance sold on the Affordable Care Act's public exchanges and Medicare Advantage plans, which are privately run versions of the government's Medicare program for the elderly. Regulators... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
US regulators sue to block Anthem-Cigna, Aetna-Humana insurer mergersthe Justice Department cited specific concerns about damage to 1.6 million peop
US regulators sue to block Anthem-Cigna, Aetna-Humana insurer mergers
Bangor Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
the Justice Department cited specific concerns about damage to 1.6 million people in 364 counties who are customers of Medicare Advantage, the program that serves older people. It also said there were issues for those individual plans, where... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Feds say health mergers would increase costs, threaten careareas in particular: coverage offered by large employers, insurance sold on the
Feds say health mergers would increase costs, threaten care
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 6 days ago
areas in particular: coverage offered by large employers, insurance sold on the Affordable Care Act's public exchanges and Medicare Advantage plans, which are privately run versions of the government's Medicare program for the elderly.Bill Baer,... Read more
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KFDA-TV Amarillo
Feds say health mergers would increase costs, threaten careareas in particular: coverage offered by large employers, insurance sold on the
Feds say health mergers would increase costs, threaten care
KFDA-TV Amarillo / Posted 6 days ago
areas in particular: coverage offered by large employers, insurance sold on the Affordable Care Act's public exchanges and Medicare Advantage plans, which are privately run versions of the government's Medicare program for the elderly. Bill Baer,... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Savvy Senior: How to Choose an Adult Day Care Servicewhere you live. Unfortunately, in most cases original Medicare (Part A and B)
Savvy Senior: How to Choose an Adult Day Care Service
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 6 days ago
where you live. Unfortunately, in most cases original Medicare (Part A and B) does not pay for adult day care, but some Medicare Advantage (Part C) plans, and many long-term care insurance policies do. But, most seniors or their families pay for... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Feds say health mergers would increase costs, threaten careareas in particular: coverage offered by large employers, insurance sold on the
Feds say health mergers would increase costs, threaten care
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 6 days ago
areas in particular: coverage offered by large employers, insurance sold on the Affordable Care Act's public exchanges and Medicare Advantage plans, which are privately run versions of the government's Medicare program for the elderly. Bill Baer,... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Illinois joins federal suit to block Humana-Aetna mergeramong health plans that are privately run versions of the government's Medicare
Illinois joins federal suit to block Humana-Aetna merger
Chicago Tribune / Posted 6 days ago
among health plans that are privately run versions of the government's Medicare program for the elderly. The so-called Medicare Advantage plans generally offer lower out-of-pocket costs than traditional Medicare does, but customers usually have... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Justice Dept. sues to block health insurance mergersareas in particular: coverage offered by large employers, insurance sold on the
Justice Dept. sues to block health insurance mergers
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 6 days ago
areas in particular: coverage offered by large employers, insurance sold on the Affordable Care Act's public exchanges and Medicare Advantage plans, which are privately run versions of the government's Medicare program for the elderly. Regulators... Read more
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Island Packet
Feds say health mergers would increase costs, threaten careareas in particular: coverage offered by large employers, insurance sold on the
Feds say health mergers would increase costs, threaten care
Island Packet / Posted 6 days ago
areas in particular: coverage offered by large employers, insurance sold on the Affordable Care Act's public exchanges and Medicare Advantage plans, which are privately run versions of the government's Medicare program for the elderly. Bill Baer,... Read more
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Darien News-Review
Federal suit aims to stop health insurance mergersareas in particular: coverage offered by large employers, insurance sold on the
Federal suit aims to stop health insurance mergers
Darien News-Review / Posted 6 days ago
areas in particular: coverage offered by large employers, insurance sold on the Affordable Care Act's public exchanges and Medicare Advantage plans, which are privately run versions of the government's Medicare program for the elderly. Regulators... Read more
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FOX Business
Humana Raises Outlook As Part Of Business Performs Better Than Expectedit is raising its second-quarter and full-year guidance to reflect a better-tha
Humana Raises Outlook As Part Of Business Performs Better Than Expected
FOX Business / Posted 6 days ago
it is raising its second-quarter and full-year guidance to reflect a better-than-expected performance at its individual Medicare Advantage and healthcare services businesses, which was partially offset by continued weakness in its individual... Read more
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FOX Business
Humana Raises Outlook As Part Of Business Performs Better Than Expectedit is raising its second-quarter and full-year guidance to reflect a better-tha
Humana Raises Outlook As Part Of Business Performs Better Than Expected
FOX Business / Posted 6 days ago
it is raising its second-quarter and full-year guidance to reflect a better-than-expected performance at its individual Medicare Advantage and healthcare services businesses, which was partially offset by continued weakness in its individual... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Federal suit aims to stop health insurance mergersareas in particular: coverage offered by large employers, insurance sold on the
Federal suit aims to stop health insurance mergers
Stamford Advocate / Posted 6 days ago
areas in particular: coverage offered by large employers, insurance sold on the Affordable Care Act's public exchanges and Medicare Advantage plans, which are privately run versions of the government's Medicare program for the elderly. Regulators... Read more
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KCBD-TV Lubbock
Feds say health mergers would increase costs, threaten careareas in particular: coverage offered by large employers, insurance sold on the
Feds say health mergers would increase costs, threaten care
KCBD-TV Lubbock / Posted 6 days ago
areas in particular: coverage offered by large employers, insurance sold on the Affordable Care Act's public exchanges and Medicare Advantage plans, which are privately run versions of the government's Medicare program for the elderly. Regulators... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Federal suit aims to stop health insurance mergersareas in particular: coverage offered by large employers, insurance sold on the
Federal suit aims to stop health insurance mergers
Connecticut Post / Posted 6 days ago
areas in particular: coverage offered by large employers, insurance sold on the Affordable Care Act's public exchanges and Medicare Advantage plans, which are privately run versions of the government's Medicare program for the elderly. Regulators... Read more
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The Columbian
Feds say health mergers would increase costs, threaten careareas in particular: coverage offered by large employers, insurance sold on the
Feds say health mergers would increase costs, threaten care
The Columbian / Posted 6 days ago
areas in particular: coverage offered by large employers, insurance sold on the Affordable Care Act’s public exchanges and Medicare Advantage plans, which are privately run versions of the government’s Medicare program for the elderly. Regulators... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
Feds say health mergers would increase costs, threaten careareas in particular: coverage offered by large employers, insurance sold on the
Feds say health mergers would increase costs, threaten care
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted 6 days ago
areas in particular: coverage offered by large employers, insurance sold on the Affordable Care Act's public exchanges and Medicare Advantage plans, which are privately run versions of the government's Medicare program for the elderly. Regulators... Read more
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