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Obamacare Prices Could Rise If Blue Cross Plans Face More Competition

The nation’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans have kept premiums “comparatively low” to large national carriers like Aetna (AET), Cigna (CI) and UnitedHealth Group (UNH) in at least one popular category on exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, according to a new analysis.<p>But that could change if …

Health Insurance Companies Seek Big Rate Increases for 2016

Health insurance companies around the country are seeking rate increases of 20 percent to 40 percent or more, saying their new customers under the …

U.S. Health Care Costs Rise Faster Than Inflation

One of the promises of Obamacare was that it would reduce health care costs. Since its passage on March 23, 2010, has this promise been kept? In this article, we’ll examine this issue by looking at the annual rate of inflation for the Consumer Price Index, compared to the inflation rate for health …

Better together?

REFORM of American health care was always expected to have an enormous impact on the sector. Sure enough, one of the more immediate effects was a …

Health Care

Five-Way Dating Drama Spices Up Staid Health Insurers: Real M&A

Deal drama is heating up the world of health insurance.<p>The biggest U.S. providers -- UnitedHealth Group Inc., Anthem Inc., Aetna Inc., Cigna Corp. …

Research and Markets: 2014 Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Industry Trends

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--<b>Research and Markets</b> (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4szdk7/2014) has announced the addition of the "2014 …

Patient satisfaction, long ignored by healthcare industry, now a priority

Laura Markowski used to worry every time a text alerted her that a patient had posted a negative review online of a doctor at her health-care system. …

Here's how healthcare could be saved if the Supreme Court torpedoes Obamacare

In that event, healthcare will emerge as a defining issue in the 2016 election. Assuming Hillary Clinton is the Democratic candidate, her failure to develop a national insurance program in 1992 and her secretive missteps along the way, will again grab the nation's spotlight. At the same time, …

Despite Obamacare, gap health insurance market explodes

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Despite the promise of coverage through the U.S. Affordable Care Act (ACA), the number of people applying for non-compliant, short-term health insurance policies was up more than 100 percent in 2014, according to new data available from companies who broker these policies.<p>The …

Health Care Industry to Spend Billions to Protect Digital Records

According to a report from the <b>health care industry</b>, hacking of <b>health records</b> costs the industry over worth $6 billion a year. And after the hacking …

Obamacare Enrollment Tops 10 Million This Year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials say more than 10 million people have signed up for subsidized private health insurance this year under President Barack …

Healthcare Big Data Analytics Driving Billions in Market Growth

June 01, 2015 - Healthcare is at the center of massive predicted growth for the big data analytics marketplace, according to a series of market …

‘Nurse associates’ would care for patients under supervision of graduate staff, says head of NHS recruitment body, but unions warn that plan risks diluting skills<p>The NHS is considering creating a new type of health professional to help nurses cope with their growing workloads, the head of the body …

Radiation Therapy

10 startups that are disrupting healthcare IT

The growth of healthcare technology has spurred a new market for healthcare startups. Between 2012 and 2014, Fortune reports that venture funding …

Digital Health

Fund managers boost bets on health care even amid high prices

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Last July, when Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen spurred a sell-off in healthcare stocks by saying that valuations in shares of biotech companies looked “stretched,” portfolio manager Graham Tanaka saw an opportunity.<p>A Wall Street sign is pictured in front of the New York …

State Senate OKs health coverage for many immigrants here illegally

The state Senate on Tuesday approved a hotly debated measure that would allow many immigrants in the state illegally to sign up for special healthcare programs that would offer the same benefits as Medi-Cal.<p>The action comes just days after lawmakers significantly scaled back the plan, which …