Conservatives want the government to stop mandating what insurers must cover

Mar 23, 2017
The latest carrot that House leadership and the White House are using to win conservative Republican votes for the health care bill is repealing an Obamacare provision that standardized insurance policies. Under Obamacare, virtually all insurance policies cover things like hospitalization, mental health, prescription drugs and pregnancies – known as essential health benefits. But guaranteeing those […]

Opioid epidemic inspires startup to help mothers with drug addiction

Jan 9, 2017
Babies born addicted to opioids require expensive hospital stays. One Tennessee company is trying to cut those costs.
The "recovery services" sign at an addiction center in East Tennessee. 
Blake Farmer

Cigna deal calls for rebates if drugs don't perform

May 11, 2016
It's the seventh such deal for the insurance giant, which is putting pressure on drug makers in an effort to keep costs down.
Rosemary Petty, a Publix Supermarket pharmacy technician, counts out a prescription August 7, 2007 in Miami, Florida. 
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Neighborhood competition in the health care market

Nov 6, 2015
A for-profit model that may appeal to younger patients.

Advocates say insurers are driving away sick customers

Jun 11, 2015
It's a practice that's being called "adverse tiering."

There's a business opportunity behind open enrollment

Nov 13, 2014
Companies are trying to eliminate the hassle that comes with choosing insurance.

How insurers are adjusting payment to medical providers

Sep 30, 2014
Commercial insurers are ditching or at least tweaking the way they pay providers.

For public good, not for profit.

Who gets a healthcare rebate? 4 questions answered

Jul 25, 2014
Insurers will be issuing $330 million in refunds, but few people will get checks.

Why is going to get a CEO

Jul 14, 2014
Officials hope a new manager can help avoid a rerun of last year's website fiasco.

Five million stick to private health insurance

Jul 3, 2014
The New England Journal is out with a new analysis of those with health insurance.