Alain Enthoven believes the best method for healthcare delivery is the managed competition model.
HHS is providing some breathing room before employers and insurers have to meet new requirements
Industry executives were grilled at congressional hearings and summoned to a White House meeting called by Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to discuss rising premiums
In the arcane argot of antitrust, the debate between the American Medical Assn. (AMA) and the nation's health insurers is a case of he said/she said.
UnitedHealthcare's acquisition of Health Net's NE licenses and rights to renew membership underscores that scale in local markets is an important asset as companies pursue growth and local focus is key.
Rethink benefit options and watch for new consolidations in your local provider market
Analysts speculate Health Net will sell off businesses in key states where it's not the market leader.
WellPoint decision to sell off its PBM business is seen by experts as good, strategic move for the health insurer.
After scrutiny by the PID, Highmark and Independence Blue Cross called off their merger. PID argues that the union would have created an insurance monopoly in Pennsylvania. The two companies deny that the combination would not have lessened competition in the market.
Pfizer-Wyeth union is just another example of consolidation in the pharma industry.