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  • DES MOINES, Iowa— Republican governors from seven states are calling for dramatic changes to Medicaid, which provides insurance to more than 70 million low-income Americans, as they nervously watch President Donald Trump and GOP congressional leaders move to repeal and replace the Obama-era health law. According to a draft of the proposal obtained by The...

  • You are about to be told that Social Security or Medicare benefits should be cut because of Americas rising longevity. That much is clear from a new report analyzing the impact of raising the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67, a favorite idea of U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republicans itching to push Medicare reform in currently chaotic...

  • DOJ: UnitedHealth improperly overcharged medicare

    Ipsita Smolinski, Capitol Street and Bertha Coombs, CNBC, weigh in on what fallout to expect to see for United Health and for the rest of the health insurance industry.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 2- While the era of "alternative facts" dawned in Washington last week, experts from across the ideological spectrum gathered in the capital for a review of real facts about our two most important retirement programs: Social Security and Medicare. Here are a few facts on Social Security and Medicare that caught my eye:. FACT: Social Security benefits...

  • Feb 16- The U.S. Justice Department has joined a whistleblower lawsuit against UnitedHealth Group Inc that claims the country's largest health insurer and its units and affiliates overcharged Medicare hundreds of millions of dollars, a law firm representing the whistleblower said on Thursday. The lawsuit, filed in 2011 and unsealed on Thursday, alleges...

  • "The idea that perhaps Medicaid programs, which are struggling to pay for those programs, that they could have potentially received rebates is disturbing to me." Mylan has been criticized for listing EpiPen with Medicaid as a generic product even though it listed it with the Food and Drug Administration as a branded product. The classification led to Mylan's...

  • Participants in the Medicare for All Rally in Los Angeles California on February 4, 2017.

    Getting older does have its perks, one of which is qualifying for Medicare, the federally sponsored health-insurance program.

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    The coming transfer of $30 trillion in assets from baby boomers to their heirs is creating challenges for clients and advisors alike.

  • It was a rough Valentine's Day for the U.S. health insurance industry. Aetna said it was abandoning its planned $34 billion purchase of Medicare Advantage provider Humana early Tuesday. Then, later in the day, Cigna said it is suing Anthem to kill a $48 billion acquisition bid.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 15- The cost of medical care in the United States is expected to grow at a faster clip over the next decade and overall health spending growth will outpace that of the gross domestic product, a U.S. government health agency said on Wednesday. A report by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services cited the aging of the enormous baby boom...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Feb 15- The Trump administration on Wednesday proposed changes to the Obamacare individual insurance market that insurers welcomed as a good start but that raised the possibility of higher out-of-pocket cost for consumers. President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans have promised to scrap the 2010 healthcare law that is a...

  • Demonstrators walk in front of Trump Tower to protest Republican plans to gut the Affordable Care Act, January 13, 2017.

    Spending on health nationally grew by an estimated 4.8 percent in 2016, but is expected to rise at a quicker pace through 2025.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 15- The Trump administration on Wednesday proposed changes to the Obamacare individual insurance market that insurers welcomed as a good start but that others pointed out could raise out-of-pocket cost for consumers. President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans have promised to scrap the 2010 healthcare law that is a key legacy of...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 15- The Trump administration on Wednesday proposed changes to the Obamacare individual insurance market that insurers have said are needed for them to keep selling the plans as Republicans work on a replacement program. President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans campaigned last year on a promise to scrap the 2010 healthcare law that...

  • Feb 15- The Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services proposed on Wednesday to reduce the period for the enrollment for individual Obamacare plans for 2018, as part of the agency's efforts to stabilize the individual insurance market. The rule proposes to shorten the upcoming annual open enrollment period for the individual market to Nov. 1- Dec. 15, 2017.

  • Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), Sen. John Thune (R-SD), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) take questions from reporters during news conference after their weekly policy meeting with Senate Republicans.

    Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) discusses the Congressional push to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

  • INDIANAPOLIS— President Donald Trump's pick to oversee Medicare and Medicaid advised Vice President Mike Pence on health care issues while he was Indiana's governor, a post she maintained amid a web of business arrangements— including one that ethics experts say conflicted with her public duties. The company holds a financial stake in the health care...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON Feb 14- Health insurers Aetna Inc and Humana Inc walked away from their $34 billion merger on Tuesday and Cigna Corp sought to end its deal with Anthem, shelving the industry consolidation they charted to address former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. President Donald Trump and Republicans have vowed to repeal and replace...

  • It was a rough day for the already-roiled U.S. health insurance market: One giant merger was abandoned, another is threatened by infighting, and a major insurer announced it will stop selling coverage on public exchanges in 11 states. Aetna said it was abandoning its planned $34 billion purchase of Medicare Advantage provider Humana early Tuesday.

  • Feb 14- Health insurers Aetna Inc and Humana Inc walked away from their $34 billion merger on Tuesday and Cigna Corp sought to end its deal with Anthem, shelving the industry consolidation they charted to address former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. President Donald Trump and Republicans have vowed to repeal and replace Obamacare, the...