The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of health insurers seeking $12 billion from the federal government under a program set up by the Obamacare law aimed at encouraging them to offer medical coverage to previously uninsured Americans.
About a quarter of the dollars spent on healthcare in the United States may be wasted, a new analysis suggests.
The cost of insulin for treating type 1 diabetes in the United States nearly doubled over a five-year period, underscoring a national outcry over rising drug prices, according to a new analysis shared with Reuters.
Health insurer Humana Inc. said on Wednesday that enrollment for its 2019 Medicare prescription drug plans dropped as customers opted for lower priced options from rivals.
Healthcare stocks rallied with U.S. health insurers reaching record highs as results of the 2018 mid-term elections were seen reducing the likelihood of action to cut medical costs and programs in the world’s biggest and most profitable market.
Health insurer Cigna Corp.’s $52 billion acquisition of pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts Holding Co. passed U.S. antitrust scrutiny, the companies said.
Anthem Inc. partnered with Walmart Inc. to launch a program in January 2019 that will allow the health benefit company’s Medicare Advantage plan customers to purchase over-the-counter medications from the retailer’s stores and website.
The U.S. government said it would increase by 3.4 percent on average 2019 payments to the health insurers that manage Medicare Advantage insurance plans for seniors and the disabled, a higher-than-expected rise reflecting a projection of higher medical cost growth.
There is a fundamental disconnect between companies and consumers: Healthcare brands often fail to address patients’ emotional journeys.
U.S. health insurer Humana Inc. and two private equity firms agreed to buy home healthcare and long-term care operator Kindred Healthcare Inc. for about $810 million, the latest expansion by an American health insurer into patient care.