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  • NEW YORK, Aug 24- Ohio's Department of Insurance said on Thursday that non-profit managed care company CareSource will sell health plans in Paulding County next year- the last county in the United States that would have been without Obamacare individual coverage in 2018.. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said on Wednesday that only Paulding...

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  • NEW YORK, Aug 24- Ohio's Department of Insurance said on Thursday the non-profit managed care company CareSource will sell health plans in Paulding County next year- the last county in the United States that would have been without Obamacare individual coverage in 2018.. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said on Wednesday that only Paulding...

  • CHICAGO, Aug 17- Older Americans are especially vulnerable to scams and identity theft, and Medicare is doing something about it. But that is the only good news surrounding a sweeping federal initiative to bolster fraud defenses by reducing the widespread use of Social Security numbers as identifiers throughout the government. Medicare cards use an...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 16- The Trump administration will make cost-sharing payments to insurance companies under Obamacare for August, a White House spokesman said on Wednesday, but the announcement did little to quell long-term concerns about the insurance market. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services also said on Wednesday that two counties were...

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  • Attorney General for the Southern District of New York has sought information from the company on possible false claims submitted in connection with reimbursements for Medicare Part D prescription drugs, CVS Health said on Tuesday. The company also said Minnesota's attorney general has sought information from it regarding a probe into pricing of insulin...

  • Aug 7- U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc said on Monday it will no longer offer Obamacare plans in Nevada's state exchange and will stop offering the plans in nearly half of Georgia's counties next year. Anthem also said it will only offer Obamacare plans in 85 of Georgia's 159 counties. It said these changes do not impact Anthems Medicare Advantage, Medicaid or...

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  • The company focuses on large and medium-sized corporate healthcare and sells international insurance as well as government-backed Medicare plans. Future funding for former President Barack Obamas signature healthcare law, often called Obamacare, is up in the air after Republican leaders attempt to repeal and replace it failed in the U.S. Senate last week...

  • The company focuses on large and medium-sized corporate healthcare and sells international insurance as well as government-backed Medicare plans. Future funding for former President Barack Obamas signature healthcare law, often called Obamacare, is up in the air after Republican leaders attempt to repeal and replace it failed in the U.S. Senate last week...

  • Shares of Aetna rose 2.5 percent to $158.54, helped by stronger results not only for individual insurance but also in its small and large business division and in its government-backed Medicaid and Medicare segments. Republican leaders' effort to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law failed dramatically in the U.S....

  • Shares of Aetna gained 1.6 percent to $157.18, helped by stronger results not only for individual insurance but also in its small and large business division and in its government-backed Medicaid and Medicare segments. While the individual business' financial results improved more than expected, Aetna said it still anticipated losing money on the...

  • Shares of Aetna gained 2.6 percent to $158.79, helped by stronger results not only for individual insurance but in its small and large business division and in its government-backed Medicaid and Medicare segments. Second-quarter net profit rose to $1.20 billion, or $3.60 per share, from $791 million, or $2.23 per share, a year earlier. Excluding special items,...

  • Aug 2- U.S. health insurer Humana Inc on Wednesday said that it now anticipated a higher percentage of customers will be in its most profitable Medicare Advantage plans for the elderly and people with disabilities in 2018, sending shares up more than 4 percent. Humana also reported a much better-than-expected quarterly profit due to strength in the Medicare...

  • Aug 2- U.S. health insurer Humana Inc on Wednesday said that it now anticipated a higher percentage of customers will be in its most profitable Medicare Advantage plans for the elderly and people with disabilities in 2018, sending shares up more than 4 percent. Humana also reported a much better-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday due to strength in...

  • Aug 1- U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc is pulling back from 16 of 19 pricing regions in California where it offered Obamacare options this year, state officials said on Tuesday. The move, which takes effect for 2018, means Anthem will offer Obamacare coverage in three pricing regions comprising 28 counties in California. As a result, the insurer said it does not...

  • CHICAGO, July 27- President Donald Trump has vowed repeatedly that he wouldnt touch Medicare or Social Security, but someone forgot to tell House Republicans. A 2018 budget resolution that the House Budget Committee approved last week calls for major Medicare reforms, along with some changes to Social Security. The most dramatic changes would raise Medicares...