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UnitedHealth Group, America’s largest Insurer, May Quit Obamacare

unitedUnitedHealth, the nation’s largest insurer, is scaling back its marketing of Obamacare exchange plans and may exit the program completely.

Facing major losses in its Obamacare business, Continue reading

High Deductibles, Copays Drive more Workers to Put Off Health Care

deducAs cost shifting among employer-sponsored health plans increases, a quarter of working adults with private health insurance can’t afford their health care costs, a new analysis shows.

What’s more, those with high deductibles or low incomes are putting off needed medical care and prescription drugs, Continue reading

U.S. Drug Benefit Managers Clamp Down on Specialty Pharmacies

valeantThe terminations come from payers who together manage drug benefits for more than 100 million Americans, and they follow disclosures by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc in late October that one pharmacy accounted for about 7 percent of its sales. Continue reading

PPO Health Plans Disappearing from Public Health Exchanges

ppo2Preferred provider organization health care plans are disappearing from public health insurance exchanges established under the Continue reading

Texas Limits Access to Opioids for Comp Injuries

OPITwo powerful opioids soon will be reclassified as nonformulary drugs on Texas’ closed drug formulary, according to the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation. Continue reading

Excess Insurer Not Obligated to Pay if Primary Policy Not Exhausted Says Court

TRUCKAn appeals court ruling said Axis Insurance was not obligated to pay truck fleet operator Martin Resource Management under terms of its excess policy because the underlying primary policy with Zurich American Insurance had not been exhausted.

Axis Insurance Co. was not obligated to Continue reading

Exclusive – Transatlantic Divide: How U.S. Pays Three Times More for Drugs

A pharmacy employee looks for medication as she works to fill a prescription while working at a pharmacy in New YorkA pharmacy employee looks for medication as she works to fill a prescription while working at a pharmacy in New York December 23, 2009.

U.S. prices for the world’s 20 top-selling medicines are, Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE-US Insurers Hold Back Lilly’s Death-Defying Diabetes Drug

lilyAmerica’s largest health insurers are urging doctors to stick with current standard treatments for diabetes instead of flocking to a new drug from Eli Lilly & Co that is showing it can provide life-saving results for one-third of patients.

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Nonprofit Hospitals Becoming Health Insurers

11Nonprofit hospital systems are expected to become more prevalent in the commercial health insurance industry in the next several years, according to Moody’s Investors Service Inc.

Several large and medium-size nonprofit hospital groups have launched or acquired commercial health insurance plans in recent years in response to Continue reading

What Is the Natural Allopathic Protocol Useful For?

whatThe answer to that question is just about everything! Composed of innovative and sophisticated therapies, each component is evidence-based integrative medicine, sourced from some of the finest physicians from around the world. What is so different about Natural Allopathic Medicine? Continue reading

Repealing Health Reform Law Individual Mandate Could Save Govt. Billions: CBO

DDDRepealing a provision in the health care reform law that imposes financial penalties on individuals who don’t enroll in a health insurance plan would save the federal government tens of billions of dollars each year, according to a new congressional analysis.

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Continue reading

Group Health Premiums Inch Up while Deductibles Jump

sss2Group health insurance premiums continue to rise modestly, according to a survey released Tuesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research & Educational Trust.

The survey of nearly 2,000 employers conducted from January through June found that the Continue reading

Tech Companies Create Monitoring Tools To Keep Seniors at Home

rpm Startup companies and other more well-known technology firms are developing tools that help seniors living at home stay connected to family and health care providers, Reuters reports.

Such devices leverage Bluetooth technology and wireless sensors to collect information about an individual’s health and daily routine, Continue reading