Tag Archives: Medicare

Trump and pharma execs make nice; what, Sen. Sanders too?

The News: Last week (January 30, 2017), President Trump promised some of the nation’s top drug-company executives in a meeting at the White House that he would shrink Food and… Read more »

UnitedHealth registers strong 2016 finish; foresaw Trumpcare downside, potential, early on

With conjecture churning about how Republicans might replace the federal health law, the CEO of UnitedHealth Group Inc. (Minnetonka MN) offered no specifics Tuesday (January 17, 2017) but said he… Read more »

Female doctors edge males with better patient outcomes; simmer down gentleman, and perhaps learn, then do something

New research estimates that if all physicians were female, 32,000 fewer Americans would die every year (among Medicare patients alone). But salaries for female physicians average some $20,000–eight percent–lower than male… Read more »

Health insurer lobby group seeks delay in 2018 Obamacare deadline; GOP must reckon with AHIP’s foresight, however self-serving

U.S. health insurers signaled Tuesday (December 6, 2016) that they’re willing to give up a cornerstone provision of Obamacare that requires all Americans to have insurance, replacing it with a… Read more »

Trump picks healthcare “dream team;” or is it something else?

President-elect Donald Trump has assembled his healthcare “dream team.” Rep. Tom Price (R-GA), a longtime critic of the Affordable Care Act but champion of health IT legislation that reduces the burden on physicians,… Read more »

Obamacare signups ahead of last year; repealing ACA getting more problematic

The government says that more than a million people selected plans on the federal exchange during the first two weeks of open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act, indicating sign-ups… 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 »