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Medicare Advantage industry sees slower growth for 2019

Medicare Advantage industry sees slower growth for 2019

Medicare Advantage insurers added 1.4 million members to their rosters for 2019, as they looked to grow membership in a market known for being politically safe and predictably lucrative. But membership is growing at slower pace than in previous years.

HCA-Mission Health deal OK'd by N.C. attorney general

By Shelby Livingston  |  January 16, 2019
HCA-Mission Health deal OK'd by N.C. attorney general

North Carolina's attorney general approved hospital giant HCA Healthcare's $1.5 billion acquisition of Asheville, N.C.-based Mission Health, after nabbing commitments from HCA meant to protect the state's healthcare industry.

Medicaid block grant waiver reports revive hospitals' funding worries

By Robert King  |  January 16, 2019
Medicaid block grant waiver reports revive hospitals' funding worries

The Trump administration is quietly considering allowing states to apply to convert their Medicaid programs into block grants that cap federal spending, which some experts say would lead to lower Medicaid payments for safety-net hospitals.



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