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.
A federal appeals court unanimously ruled against UnitedHealth Group over the insurer withholding payments from out-of-network physicians and hospitals to compensate for previous overpayments.
A federal judge blocked the proposed $54 billion tie-up between national insurers Anthem and Cigna late Wednesday, saying the combination would harm competition in the national employer market.
Anti-immigration rhetoric by the Trump administration may be a reason why the rate of children without insurance is on the rise for the first time since 2008, according to a new report.
In 2018, the Trump administration offered insurers and states extra tools to sidestep the Affordable Care Act. As costs and new competition rose, insurers sought courtships that further blurred the lines between payers and providers.