Oscar to Expand Individual Health Insurance to More States Oscar to Expand Individual Health Insurance to More States
Oscar Health, which began selling individual health insurance in New York for the 2014 launch of the Obamacare exchanges, on Thursday announced plans to expand into Florida, Michigan and Arizona next year, even as the Trump administration seeks to undercut that marketplace with cheaper insurance products.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

The Trump Administration's Squeeze On Affordable Health Insurance For 50- To 64-Year-Olds
Trump's three-pronged effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act will make health insurance unaffordable for many 50-64 year-olds. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Howard Gleckman, Contributor Source Type: news

Oscar Health To Enter Six New Insurance Markets Despite Obamacare Attacks
Oscar Health said it will sell health insurance in six new markets across three new states: Florida, Arizona and Michigan. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:UNH NYSE:ANTM NYSE:HUM NYSE:AET Source Type: news

Short-Term Limited Duration Plans and HIV
Issue brief explores what short-term limited-duration health insurance policies would mean for people with HIV - both those seeking short term, gap coverage as well as those who are diagnosed with HIV while enrolled. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - June 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Oscar to expand individual health insurance to more states
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oscar Health, which began selling individual health insurance in New York for the 2014 launch of the Obamacare exchanges, on Thursday announced plans to expand into Florida, Michigan and Arizona next year, even as the Trump administration seeks to undercut that marketplace with cheaper insurance products. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Nigeria:Anarchy of Nigerian Healthcare System
[Daily Trust] Italy -While in many countries around the world, the poorer you are in terms of income the more government intervention on healthcare you receive as a citizen, in Nigeria, the opposite is the case. Here comes a country where the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) is most accessible to federal government employees (the formal sector), and indeed even among the government employees the most seniors often enjoy the package more. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: The Strategic Lies of Oncologists
Is it ethical to break cost-controlling rules for a patient ’ s benefit? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SUSAN GUBAR Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Cancer Computerized Axial Tomography (CAT Scans) Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Source Type: news

Gov. Brown calls on AG Sessions to protect people with pre-existing conditions
Gov. Kate Brown, joined by governors in eight other states, is appealing to Attorney General Jeff Sessions to protect health care coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. Sessions' Department of Justice opted earlier this month not to defend provisions of the Affordable Care Act that forbid insurance companies from denying coverage or charging higher rates to consumers with pre-existing conditions. The administration argues that those provisions are attached to an unconstitutional rule… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Gov. Brown calls on AG Sessions to protect people with pre-existing conditions
Gov. Kate Brown, joined by governors in eight other states, is appealing to Attorney General Jeff Sessions to protect health care coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. Sessions' Department of Justice opted earlier this month not to defend provisions of the Affordable Care Act that forbid insurance companies from denying coverage or charging higher rates to consumers with pre-existing conditions. The administration argues that those provisions are attached to an unconstitutional rule… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 20, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Patients with a deductible have seen their out-of-pocket costs for brand medicines increase 50 percent since 2014
Spending on medicines is growing at the slowest rate in years, but according to a newIQVIA Institute for Human Data Science article, at the pharmacy, commercially insured patients with a deductible have their seen out-of-pocket costs for brand medicines increase 50 percent since 2014. The data also show 55 percent of patients ’ out-of-pocket spending on brand medicines in 2017 was for prescriptions filled in the deductible or with coinsurance rather than with a fixed copay. This share has increased 20 percent since 2013 as insurers are increasingly shifting more and more of the costs of medicines to patients. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - June 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: out of pocket costs Source Type: news

AMA Seeks to Make Long-Term Care Services More Affordable
WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 -- The American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates has adopted a policy to make long-term care insurance simpler, more affordable, more innovative, and part of automatic enrollment for current employees and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Name a C.E.O. for Health Initiative
Dr. Atul Gawande, a Harvard professor, surgeon and writer, will lead the initiative formed to provide health care for the companies ’ employees. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TIFFANY HSU Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Berkshire Hathaway Inc JPMorgan Chase & Company Amazon.com Inc Gawande, Atul Source Type: news

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Name C.E.O. for Health Initiative
Dr. Atul Gawande, a Harvard professor, surgeon and writer, will lead the initiative formed to provide health care for the companies ’ employees. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TIFFANY HSU Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Berkshire Hathaway Inc JPMorgan Chase & Company Amazon.com Inc Gawande, Atul Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Medical Aid Fund Taps Into 'Jobless' Market
[263Chat] Fast growing Gweru based Medical Aid Company the Zimbabwe General Medical Aid Fund (ZG Medical) has begun tapping into the country's vast jobless market which is usually neglected by most insurance and medical aid companies by target clients with no pay slips. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Direct Primary Care a New Option for Patients to Receive High-Quality Medical Care at Affordable Prices
Medical laboratories prepared to receive direct payments for services rendered will have an advantage as more physicians’ practices convert to concierge medicine and stop taking insurance or Medicare A growing number of physicians are looking at new care delivery models as increasing costs and narrow networks drive patients into high-deductible health plans (HDHPs). These can […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - June 20, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Hiring & Human Resources Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing American Journal of Medicine anatomic pathology clinical laboratory concierge medicine Source Type: news

Health Highlights: June 20, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Trump Health Insurance Option Gets Mixed Response Lower premiums for small businesses and self-employed people are part of the Trump... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Nigeria:NHIs Executive Secretary in Fresh Trouble Over N25 Billion 'Investment'
[Premium Times] Less than four months after his controversial reinstatement, the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Usman Yusuf, is again in trouble over a N25 billion investment scam. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lower Costs, Fewer Benefits in New Health Insurance Option
The Trump administration Tuesday rolled out a health insurance option for small businesses and self-employed people that could lead to lower premiums but may also cover fewer benefits than current plans. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Disability Applications Plunge as the Economy Strengthens
Fewer people are seeking and receiving Social Security disability benefits, reversing a long trend that had worried lawmakers about fraud and abuse. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NELSON D. SCHWARTZ Tags: Disability Insurance Labor and Jobs Social Security (US) United States Economy United States Politics and Government Social Security Administration Health Insurance and Managed Care Disabilities Source Type: news

Trump Administration Puts Skimpy Health Insurance Plans in Place Trump Administration Puts Skimpy Health Insurance Plans in Place
The Trump administration on Tuesday issued a finalized rule that will enable millions of Americans to buy skimpy health insurance plans that do not comply with key Obamacare coverage requirements, marking its latest effort to chip away at the healthcare law.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Health bill helps community hospitals at expense of insurers, expert says
State legislators are turning to the insurance market to help save community hospitals, but some are concerned about what the assessments might do to an already shaky insurance industry. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 19, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Trump administration puts skimpy health insurance plans in place
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Tuesday issued a finalized rule that will enable millions of Americans to buy skimpy health insurance plans that do not comply with key Obamacare coverage requirements, marking its latest effort to chip away at the healthcare law.   (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Lower costs, fewer benefits in new health insurance option
Trump administration finalizes a new insurance option for small firms and self-employed people (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Rental costs price public service staff out of housing, says UNISON
High rental costs mean many public service employees in England are spending more than a third of their wages on rent, according to research published today (Tuesday) by UNISON. Hospital porters are struggling the most, with rents effectively unaffordable for them in all nine English regions. The most expensive areas for porters are London, the South East and the East of England where housing costs swallow up over half their take home pay. Teaching assistants do not fare much better – in half a dozen English regions, rental costs are more than a third of their monthly wage. The same is true for refuse drivers in five...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 18, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Lucy Shaddock Tags: News Press release housing Source Type: news

GOP, Dem governors back benefits for pre-existing conditions
A bipartisan group of governors is speaking out against a Trump administration decision that could narrow access to health insurance benefits for those with pre-existing conditions. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

MVP names new president; Denise Gonick promoted to director
MVP Health Care has promoted two of its top executives into new roles. Former president Denise Gonick will join the insurance provider's board of directors. She is the company's first director still working inside the business. She will retain the title and duties of CEO. MVP chief operating officer Christopher Del Vecchio will be the company's new president. Gonic k has been with MVP for 22 years and has held several positions, including general counsel, chief administrative officer and president… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Andrew H. Roiter Source Type: news

MVP names new president; Denise Gonick promoted to director
MVP Health Care has promoted two of its top executives into new roles. Former president Denise Gonick will join the insurance provider's board of directors. She is the company's first director still working inside the business. She will retain the title and duties of CEO. MVP chief operating officer Christopher Del Vecchio will be the company's new president. Gonic k has been with MVP for 22 years and has held several positions, including general counsel, chief administrative officer and president… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Andrew H. Roiter Source Type: news

AAFP Joins Effort to Reverse Costly CPT Modifier 25 Decision
Dozens of professional medical organizations -- including the AAFP and the New Jersey AFP -- recently signed a letter urging two health insurance companies to reconsider an unfair coding policy. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - June 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

ICYMI - Analysis finds higher outpatient drug spending at 340B hospitals
Did you know 340B hospitals prescribe more medicines or more expensive medicines? Arecent analysis by Milliman, commissioned by PhRMA, found hospitals participating in the 340B drug pricing program have higher per patient outpatient pharmacy costs for their commercially-insured patients than their non-340B counterparts. As part of their analysis, the authors determined that differences in the overall health of patients do not explain these cost differences. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - June 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: 340B out of pocket costs hospitals 340B Spotlight Source Type: news

WHO Classifies ‘ Gaming Disorder ’ As Mental Health Condition
NEW YORK (CNN) – Watching as video games ensnare their children, many parents have grumbled about “digital heroin,” likening the flashing images to one of the world’s most addictive substances. Now, they may have backup. The World Health Organization announced ‘gaming disorder’ as a new mental health condition to be included in the 11th edition of its International Classification of Diseases, released on Monday. “I’m not creating a precedent,” said Dr. Vladimir Poznyak, a member of WHO’s Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, which proposed the new ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Tech CNN Local TV talkers Video Games Source Type: news

Fertility Struggles More Open – and Shared on Social Media
By Michelle Catenacci, M.DCHICAGO, Jun 18 2018 (IPS)Fertility health is an incredibly personal – and often vulnerable – topic. Fertility, infertility, and fertility preservation have gained increased public interest over the past few years. Infertility is formally defined as the inability to achieve pregnancy after one year of unprotected intercourse. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that approximately 12% of women aged 15 to 44 in the United States have difficulty getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term. Even though a significant proportion of the population suffers from th...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Michelle Catenacci Tags: Aid Education Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Tanzania:'Children Deserve Free Medical Care
[Daily News] A CIVIL Society Organisation (CSO) has urged the government to provide free health insurance to each child in the country in order to help the state achieve the Universal Health Access goal by the year 2030. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What does Taylor Swift have in common with health insurance?
Taylor Swift is an American singer-songwriter, and undoubtedly, one of the most popular artists of the decade. She ’s won 10 Grammys, a record 23 Billboard Music Awards, and is one of the best-selling musicians in history. More than just a pop sensation who came along with the right look at the right time, her talents have landed her in the Songwriters Hall of Fame and on Rolling Stone’s list of 100 Greatest Songwriters. Oh, and she’s a decorated philanthropist who routinely donates hundreds… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ali Skinner Source Type: news

Effects of Medicaid expansion on disparities in trauma care and outcomes in young adults - Akande M, Minneci PC, Deans KJ, Xiang H, Chisolm DJ, Cooper JN.
BACKGROUND: Racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in trauma care and outcomes among young adults are well documented. As the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Medicaid expansion has increased insurance coverage among young adults, we aimed t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

What does Taylor Swift have in common with health insurance?
Taylor Swift is an American singer-songwriter, and undoubtedly, one of the most popular artists of the decade. She ’s won 10 Grammys, a record 23 Billboard Music Awards, and is one of the best-selling musicians in history. More than just a pop sensation who came along with the right look at the right time, her talents have landed her in the Songwriters Hall of Fame and on Rolling Stone’s list of 100 Greatest Songwriters. Oh, and she’s a decorated philanthropist who routinely donates hundreds… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ali Skinner Source Type: news

Health Insurance Coverage by Occupation Among Adults Health Insurance Coverage by Occupation Among Adults
Are workers in certain occupations more likely to be uninsured? Did this change significantly after the ACA went into effect in 2014?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

WellCare CEO steps into national spotlight
Ken Burdick, CEO of WellCare Health Plans Inc., is in line to lead the board of directors of a national trade association for the health insurance community. Burdick was named board chair-elect for America's Health Insurance Plans for 219. He will serve as board chairman in 2020. America's Health Insurance Plans, or AHIP, is a lobbying group for the health insurance industry. The organization says it advocates for solutions that expand access to affor dable health care coverage to all Americans… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 15, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Margie Manning Source Type: news

DBSA Continues Its Outreach Efforts with GMR Funding
 The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) has received additional funding from the GMR to continue efforts to support youth living in medically underserved areas with a mental health condition. The How to Maximize Your Health Insurance Benefits program is designed to reach out to professional youth influencers, such as social workers, librarians and school personnel through a 4-hour workshop that provides continuing education credits. This program builds upon last year’s award, Improving Health Information Literacy and Access to Mental Health Care.  (Source: The Cornflower)
Source: The Cornflower - June 15, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Jacqueline Leskovec Tags: Consumer Health Funding News from the Region Success Stories Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Source Type: news

Bootstrap consistency and bias correction in the nonparametric estimation of risk measures of collective risks - Lauer A, Z ähle H.
We consider two nonparametric estimators for the risk measure of the sum of n i.i.d.  individual insurance risks divided by n, where the number of historical single claims that are used for the statistical estimation is of order n. This framework matches t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Structural optimization for roof crush test using an enforced displacement method - Choi WH, Lee Y, Yoon JM, Han YH, Park GJ.
A roof crush test has been utilized to reduce passengers' injuries from a vehicle rollover. The Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) 216 and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) perform actual vehicle tests and evaluate the vehicle's... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Don ’t let your insurance plan hold you captive
Healthcare in the U.S. continues to remain volatile and uncertain. What we know for sure, though, is that costs will keep rising, with another 4.3 percent increase expected in 2018 [1]. Businesses, consumers, carriers, and providers are all grappling with how to combat costs while maintaining the necessary level of care. We have seen clients successfully reduce medical spend by turning to self-insurance and the use of captive insurance companies. What is self-funding? A self-insured or self-funded… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 15, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Karin Landry and Nick Frongillo Source Type: news

Don ’t let your insurance plan hold you captive
Healthcare in the U.S. continues to remain volatile and uncertain. What we know for sure, though, is that costs will keep rising, with another 4.3 percent increase expected in 2018 [1]. Businesses, consumers, carriers, and providers are all grappling with how to combat costs while maintaining the necessary level of care. We have seen clients successfully reduce medical spend by turning to self-insurance and the use of captive insurance companies. What is self-funding? A self-insured or self-funded… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 15, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Karin Landry and Nick Frongillo Source Type: news

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The Trump administration’s proposed regulations encouraging the sale of health insurance plans that do not comply with Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) benefit requirements or consumer protections could siphon healthy enrollees from the ACA marketplaces, leaving them with a smaller, sicker group of enrollees. The problem could be compounded when the penalty for not having health insurance is eliminated in 2019.         (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Newsroom)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Newsroom - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health insurance 'disruptor' hires CEO, signs deal with Penn Medicine
A former Philadelphia City Councilman is now at the helm of Homestead Smart Health Plans. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 14, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Most Contraceptive Patients at Title X –Funded Health Centers in 2016 Had Insurance Coverage and Planned to Use It to Pay for Services
The majority (71%) of women aged 15 –44 who sought contraceptive services at Title X–funded health centers in 2016 had public or private health insurance coverage,according to a new analysis by Guttmacher researchers (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Use of Health Insurance Among Clients Seeking Contraceptive Services at Title X –Funded Facilities in 2016
CONCLUSIONCoverage gaps persist among individuals seeking contraceptive care within the Title X network, despite evidence indicating increases in health insurance coverage among this population since implementation of the ACA. Future research should explore the impact of altering or eliminating the ACA both on the Title X provider network and on the individuals who rely on it. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Health insurance 'disruptor' hires CEO, signs deal with Penn Medicine
A former Philadelphia City Councilman is now at the helm of Homestead Smart Health Plans. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 14, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

Pre-existing conditions coverage at risk for more than thought?
Experts say administration court move vs. Obamacare could endanger the coverage for people with employer plans, not just individual insurance buyers (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drive Safe and Save with AARP Smart Driver Course
Learn how to stay safe behind the wheel and you may save on car insurance and maintenance costs. ... As an AARP member, you get a discount on the course. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - June 14, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Time Warner-AT & T deal could pave way for CVS-Aetna acquisition
Experts say a federal judge's ruling that gave the green light to an $85.4 billion merger between AT&T and Time Warner spells good news for CVS Health Corp. The massive AT&T and Time Warner deal to combine a media powerhouse and a telecommunications giant — known as a "vertical" merger deal in which two companies whose industries don't directly overlap — is promising for CVS (NYSE: CVS), which announced in December a $69 billion deal to buy health insurance giant Aetna Inc. “AT&T/Time Warner … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 14, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news