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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Your Weekly Recommendations Tuesday, November 21, 2017
 
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Sticker shock for many, insurer exits if Obamacare rule killed
CNBC • Dan Mangan
Republicans Can’t Govern
Slate • Jamelle Bouie
Fitch affirms 'BBB' on University Hospital's revenue bonds
Becker's Hospital Review • Alia Paavola
Mercy Hospital Springfield maintains Medicare contract
Becker's Hospital Review • Alia Paavola
USDA invested $1B in rural healthcare in 2017
Becker's Hospital Review
Massachusetts law to protect contraceptive coverage no matter what happens to ACA
Becker's Hospital Review • Emily Rappleye
13 hospitals join CMS' rural pay experiment
Modern Healthcare • Virgil Dickson
Actuaries warn Congress mandate repeal would increase premiums
The Hill • Peter Sullivan
12 latest hospital, health system CNO and CMO moves
Becker's Hospital Review
Is the Doctor In? Fighting to Access The American Healthcare System
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Economic Policy, Finance
Sticker shock for many, insurer exits if Obamacare rule killed
CNBCDan Mangan
A group of experts who set insurance prices warned Senate leaders Tuesday that repealing Obamacare's key coverage rule will lead to price hikes, and could weaken insurers' solvency and lead some to exit the market. At the same time, a leading health...
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Health Insurance, Taxation
Republicans Can’t Govern
SlateJamelle Bouie
Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images Republicans no longer know how to govern. That’s not to say they lack an agenda. Repealing the Affordable Care Act would have reshaped a vast swath of the American economy and transformed the social safety net, not just ending...
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Health Insurance, Hospitals
Fitch affirms 'BBB' on University Hospital's revenue bonds
Becker's Hospital ReviewAlia Paavola
Fitch Ratings affirmed its "BBB" rating on Newark, N.J.-based University Hospital's series 2015A revenue bonds, affecting $255 million of debt. The affirmation is a result of University Hospital's annual appropriations from the state of New Jersey and its ties to the government...
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Health Care Industry, Health Insurance
Mercy Hospital Springfield maintains Medicare contract
Becker's Hospital ReviewAlia Paavola
CMS rescinded Mercy Hospital Springfield's (Mo.) termination notice Nov. 17 after investigators determined the hospital was in compliance with program requirements. Mercy Hospital Springfield was placed on immediate jeopardy status following an Aug. 25 investigation that found issues with patient rights and...
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Health Care Industry, Health Insurance
USDA invested $1B in rural healthcare in 2017
Becker's Hospital Review
The U.S. Department of Agriculture invested $1 billion in rural healthcare through its Community Facilities Direct Loan Program in fiscal year 2017. The program provided funds for 97 projects across 41 states, bolstering hospitals, clinics and treatment centers that touch 2.5 million...
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Health Care Industry, Health Insurance
Massachusetts law to protect contraceptive coverage no matter what happens to ACA
Becker's Hospital ReviewEmily Rappleye
Republican Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed a bill into law Monday that will ensure women can still access birth control at no cost, even if the ACA is repealed or changed. "We are proud to join our colleagues in the legislature to...
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Health Care Industry, Health Insurance
13 hospitals join CMS' rural pay experiment
Modern HealthcareVirgil Dickson
The CMS on Monday added more hospitals to a program that industry executives say has been key to ensuring access to care in underserved communities. All in all, 13 additional hospitals will participate in the Rural Community Hospital Demonstration Program, which reimburses...
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Economic Policy, Health Insurance
Actuaries warn Congress mandate repeal would increase premiums
The HillPeter Sullivan
The American Academy of Actuaries is warning Congress against repealing ObamaCare’s individual mandate in tax reform, saying the move could lead to higher premiums and insurers leaving the market. The group warned in a letter to Congress on Tuesday against repealing the...
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Barack Obama, Health Care Costs
12 latest hospital, health system CNO and CMO moves
Becker's Hospital Review
reported the following hospital and health system chief nursing officer and CMO moves in the last four weeks. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent. 1. TriStar Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tenn., named Kevin M. Hamilton, MD, its first-ever...
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Dental Care, Health Care Industry
Is the Doctor In? Fighting to Access The American Healthcare System
WNYC
What does access to healthcare mean in a country where coverage isn't guaranteed? Join The Takeaway on Thanksgiving Day to explore healthcare access in America — what it means, who has it, and what it costs. Here’s what you’ll find in this...
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