Healthcare Payers Uncertainty Lingers Following Demise of AHCA

How are healthcare payers affected by the demise of the recent Republican healthcare bill? Let’s review how payers are impacted by this and other legislative changes, and the reemergence of talk about a single-payer healthcare system.

How are healthcare payers affected by the demise of the recent Republican healthcare bill? Let’s review how payers are impacted by this and other legislative changes, and the reemergence of talk about a single-payer healthcare system….

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Medicaid Expansion Financial Impact for Providers and Patients

The financial health of a hospital can be greatly affected by state government decisions regarding Medicaid expansion. The shuttering of many hospitals nationwide – often in the states which have not expanded Medicaid – helps illustrate the division of revenue in the hospitals within states that have expanded – versus t

The financial health of a hospital can be greatly affected by state government decisions regarding Medicaid expansion. The shuttering of many hospitals nationwide – often in the states which have not expanded Medicaid…

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Healthcare Insurance Mergers in 2016

When we last took a look at healthcare insurance mergers in November, we noted that healthcare costs continue to increase, and both deductibles and insurance premiums are rising significantly. We also saw some regulators resisting payer mega mergers (in addition to the AMA). Now it seems that big insurance continues to prosper, but state regulators may deal some serious blows to further merger ambitions, as the some insurers look at withdrawing from the exchange markets.