Tag Archives: Medicare Advantage

Humana bails Obamacare exchanges; signals beginning of the end of private insurer involvement

The News: Humana Inc. (Louisville KY) said it will leave the commercial individual insurance business effective in 2018, including coverage offered on public exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, after being unable to… Read more »

Federal judge blocks $54-billion Anthem, Cigna merger; judiciary giving notice who’s boss in court

The News: A federal judge last week (February 6, 2017) blocked health insurer Anthem Inc. (Indianapolis IN) from acquiring rival Cigna Corp. (Bloomfield CT), the second court ruling in recent… Read more »

Aetna-Humana takeover blocked; mega-merger mania flies out the window, though smaller deals beckon

The News: The proposed combination of health insurers Aetna and Humana has been stopped by a federal judge. The deal, in which Aetna proposed to buy Humana for $37 billion, has been… Read more »

Anthem misses Street’s 3Q street profit forecast; threat to leave Obamacare a much bigger worry

Health insurance giant Anthem Inc. (Indianapolis IN) said it expects its individual business under the Affordable Care Act to return to “slight profitability” in 2017, but won’t commit to providing such coverage… Read more »

Aetna tops Wall Street’s 3Q expectations; So just how bad is it out there?

Aetna Inc.’s (Hartford CT) third-quarter earnings rose nearly 8% to top Wall Street forecasts, as growing government business and cost cutting countered higher costs from the health insurer’s Affordable Care… Read more »

Obamacare Marketplace Expected to Shrink by 1.14 Million as Insurers Flee ACA; Lessons to Learn from Medicare?

An increasing number of people in Obamacare are learning that their health insurance plans won’t be available under the program next year, forcing them to find alternative coverage amidst dwindling… Read more »

Humana, Cigna Bomb Latest Medicare Plan Ratings; Shares Slide

Shares of Humana Inc. (Louisville KY) sank 5% through Thursday, Oct. 13, after the insurer indicated a downgrade in a key Medicare quality measure could lower its federal reimbursements. Although… Read more »

Medicare’s Forgotten History Shows How to Rescue Obamacare.

In the last few years, even though premiums in the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance marketplaces were rising, most customers could avoid a big price rise by shopping for a… Read more »

Department of Justice Sues Anthem, Aetna to Block Insurer Mergers

Anthem Inc. (Indianapolis IN) said its proposed $48 billion merger with rival health insurer Cigna Corp. (Bloomfield CT) will lower consumer costs and extend coverage to more people, in response… Read more »

Aetna Said to Meet with DOJ on Friday about Humana Deal

Aetna Inc. (Hartford CT) executives met with top Justice Department antitrust officials on Friday to convince the government that asset sales it proposed would address potential competitive problems that could… Read more »