health insurance


Insurance CEOs again called before lawmakers

Sep 29, 2015
Both Aetna and Anthem want to merge with other companies to grow their scale.
Posted In: Aetna, Anthem, health insurance
Brenda Major is examined by Dr. Fernanda Mercade during a routine checkup at the Jessie Trice Center for Community Health clinic in Miami, Florida.

How Congress solved one problem but created another

Sep 28, 2015
It's a glimpse into how people make money off of piecemeal solutions.
Posted In: Congress, Medicare, health insurance
The Covered California website is displayed during a healthcare enrollment fair in San Francisco, California.

California leads in lowering health insurance premiums

Jul 28, 2015
The state has kept prices low by negotiating with insurers and limiting options.
Posted In: Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, covered california, health insurance
 An exterior view of an Anthem Health Insurance facility on February 5, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Will health insurance mergers help or hurt consumers?

Jul 23, 2015
Industry giants Anthem and Cigna are closing in on a $48 billion deal.
Posted In: Anthem, Cigna, health insurance

$48 billion Anthem-Cigna deal could be close

Jul 23, 2015
Obamacare is behind the wave of proposed health insurer mergers.
Posted In: Cigna, Anthem, health insurance
Blue Shield of California lost its nonprofit tax-exempt status in 2014.

How some health insurers ended up as nonprofits

Jul 6, 2015
Back in the 1920s, firms began to be organized around a social welfare mission.
Posted In: health care, audit, health insurance, tax exempt

Even with insurance, people avoid the doctor

May 20, 2015
Insurance plans with high deductibles and co-pays, mean rising out-of-pocket costs.
Posted In: health insurance, deductibles, finances

Hospitals innovate to keep patients from coming back

Apr 8, 2015
Health providers want to cut down on readmission rates.
Posted In: COPD, health insurance, hospitals, hospitalizations

Calls for action against mental health discrimination

Apr 1, 2015
A new report says health insurance plans still discriminate against mentally ill.
Posted In: mental health, Affordable Care Act, health insurance

Searching for medical advice? Google's got you covered

Feb 10, 2015
Search engine to repackage information on 400 most Googled health conditions.
Posted In: medical care, Google, health insurance