Consumer Group Scrutinizes Trump Medicare Promises

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As the annual rate-notice announcement from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services nears, beneficiaries are preparing to fight for their coverage. In February, CMS will inform consumers about changes to Medicare Advantage costs and coverage, as well as overall funding. President Trump made promises during his campaign to protect the Medicare Advantage program, and…

Divestiture to Molina Could Sway Aetna-Humana Merger

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Aetna and Humana responded to antitrust concerns over their merger with a plan to sell off $117 million of their Medicare Advantage (MA) assets. Molina Healthcare has agreed to purchase the holdings, pending successful completion of the merger. Molina would gain nearly 300,000 members from the 21 states included in the divestiture plan. A…

UPDATE: ConnectiCare Stays, Health Republic Leaves Exchange

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Some good news and some bad news on the Affordable Care Act’s marketplace.  ConnectiCare Re-Commits to Marketplace Nearly 50,000 beneficiaries are breathing a sigh of relief as ConnectiCare reverses its decision to leave the state marketplace in 2017. Despite having their revised rate increase denied by a court the week before, ConnectiCare announced on September…

UnitedHealthcare Keeps Top Spot Amid Pending Mergers

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UnitedHealthcare continues to enjoy the top spot in health insurance as Anthem and Aetna prepare to fight federal lawsuits against their proposed mergers with Cigna and Humana, respectively. Market Share If the Aetna-Humana and Anthem-Cigna mergers go through, the top five names in health insurance would be reduced to three. Anthem-Cigna would also steal UnitedHealthcare’s spot…