Health Insurance News

Health insurance news is important to every American, so we have created a comprehensive, tailored daily digest on the topic. This Wiser email is delivered daily and contains the best health insurance articles on the web so that you can stay informed. Health insurance covers the medical and surgical expenses of its customers. It is a business model that spreads the cost of healthcare across a wide group of people and over a long period of time. The health care system in the United States is largely built on this model of private health insurance, although there are also substantial initiatives to provide health coverage for the elderly and others that do not have insurance. The industry is currently dealing with pressures including increased demand, partly fueled by an aging population. New and more expensive treatments and technologies are also putting a strain on prices, as is the increased use of diagnostic testing. Whether you are a healthcare professional, you work in the insurance industry, or you are simply concerned about your own plan, the daily health insurance news email from Wiser is your best source of information.

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How Baptist Healthcare is turning around its finances
The Business Journals • Chris Larson
Health prices to outpace inflation for first time since 2010
benefitspro • John Tozzi
Why is health care so expensive in the United States?
Kevin MD • Md, Scott Treutlein
Community Health sells 60-bed Louisiana hospital
Healthcare Dive • Meg Bryant
Healthcare industry 'ripe for disruption,' S&P Global warns
Healthcare Dive • Meg Bryant
16 healthcare companies named to 'Fortune 100 Best Places to Work 2018'
Becker's Hospital Review • Alyssa Rege, Megan Knowles
Mitt Romney announces he's running for U.S. Senate in Utah
Politico • Louis Nelson
Dayton health experts to discuss future of health care
The Business Journals • Dbj Staff
Whistle-blower claims Michigan hospital fired him for reporting top orthopedic surgeon
Becker's Hospital Review • Alyssa Rege
Africa:World Leaders Join New Drive to Beat Noncommunicable Diseases
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How Baptist Healthcare is turning around its finances
The Business JournalsChris Larson
After bleak financial performance the last few years, Baptist Healthcare System Inc. is beginning a turnaround. The Louisville-based hospital operator and health care provider reported an operating loss of $42.4 million for fiscal 2016, ended Aug. 31, and $69.2 million for fiscal...
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Economic Policy, Health Insurance
Health prices to outpace inflation for first time since 2010
benefitsproJohn Tozzi
The growth in U.S. health-care prices is projected to outpace economy-wide inflation for the first time since 2010, the second report in a week to signal the end of a long stretch of restrained medical increases. This year, price increases for personal...
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Health Care Costs, Health Care Industry
Why is health care so expensive in the United States?
Kevin MDMd, Scott Treutlein
CNN recently posted an article online, asking this very question. It was posed in the guise of our leading mega-billionaires, Warren Buffet, Jeff Bezos, and Jamie Dimon, “fixing” our broken health care system. In actuality, these three industry giants announced plans to...
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Economic Policy, Health Care Industry
Community Health sells 60-bed Louisiana hospital
Healthcare DiveMeg Bryant
Dive Brief: Community Health Systems has signed a definitive agreement to sell Byrd Regional Hospital in Leesville, La., to Allegiance Health Management — the latest divestiture in an ongoing effort to reduce debt and focus on hospitals with growth potential. The deal,...
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Grocery & Supermarkets, Health Care Industry
Healthcare industry 'ripe for disruption,' S&P Global warns
Healthcare DiveMeg Bryant
Dive Brief: Rising costs, growing consumerism and heightened government scrutiny have created a cocktail of forces that leave the healthcare industry “ripe for disruption," according to a new S&P Global Ratings report. Amazon, which last year upended the supermarket industry with its...
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Health Care Costs, Health Care Industry
16 healthcare companies named to 'Fortune 100 Best Places to Work 2018'
Becker's Hospital ReviewAlyssa Rege, Megan Knowles
Fortune named 16 healthcare companies to its 21st annual list of the best companies to work for in the U.S. To compile the list, Fortune gathered feedback from over 315,000 employees across the country. To be considered, companies needed to have at...
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Barack Obama, Health Insurance
Mitt Romney announces he's running for U.S. Senate in Utah
PoliticoLouis Nelson
Former 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced Friday that he's running for Senate in Utah, saying that "I am ready to fight for this great state and advocate for solutions that improve the lives of Utahns." Romney was widely expected to enter...
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Health Care Industry, Health Insurance
Dayton health experts to discuss future of health care
The Business JournalsDbj Staff
The health care scene in Dayton is under stress — from the closing of Good Sam Hospital to an opioid epidemic — and now more than ever we need to focus on what the future holds. Dayton Business Journal Editor-in-Chief Caleb Stephens...
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Health Insurance, Health Insurance Policy
Whistle-blower claims Michigan hospital fired him for reporting top orthopedic surgeon
Becker's Hospital ReviewAlyssa Rege
A former nurse anesthetist filed a lawsuit against Lansing, Mich.-based Sparrow Health System and three of its hospitals, claiming he was fired after he expressed concerns about a physician colleague's infection control practices, according to the Lansing State Journal. Here are seven...
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Cancer, Epidemiology
Africa:World Leaders Join New Drive to Beat Noncommunicable Diseases
AllAfrica
Geneva — WHO is announcing today a new high-level commission, comprised of heads of state and ministers, leaders in health and development and entrepreneurs. The group will propose bold and innovative solutions to accelerate prevention and control of the leading killers on...
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