February 29th, 2012 | Comments Off on UnitedHealth Acquisitions Draw Scrutiny | Posted in Health Insurance todayUnitedHealth Group's acquisition of a Calif. physician group and two Florida health plans are making news, and Maine's top court sides with regulators' authority to reject one Anthem's rate increases there.
February 29th, 2012 | Comments Off on Kodak Seeks To End Health Coverage For Medicare-Eligible Retirees | Posted in Health Insurance todayThe Associated Press reports on this develoments, which comes as part of the company's effort to reorganize under bankruptcy protection.
February 29th, 2012 | Comments Off on Senate Vote On Contraception Policy Set For Thursday | Posted in Health Insurance todayWith the political stakes high, lawmakers are expected to vote Thursday on a Republican measure to let employers opt out of covering any health treatment they find morally objectionable.
February 29th, 2012 | Comments Off on Dept. Of Justice Lawyers Strategize On How To Win Key SCOTUS Votes | Posted in Health Insurance todayMedia outlets report on this and other health law implementation developments, including news about health exchanges and the measure's pre-existing condition insurance plan.
February 29th, 2012 | Comments Off on States Should Consider Highest-Cost Patients When Developing Essential Benefits Package | Posted in Health Insurance todayThat recommendation comes from a report issued Tuesday by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, which concluded that those under age 65 have very different health spending habits than Medicare beneficiaries. Meanwhile, experts offer advice to states regarding development of essential benefits packages.