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Medicare Advantage

J.D. Power unveils 2019 Medicare Advantage Study

J.D. Power unveils 2019 Medicare Advantage Study

COSTA MESA, Calif. — With enrollment in Medicare Advantage plans nearly doubling over the past decade — now reaching roughly 20.4 million Americans — health plans have been able to maintain consistently high levels of overall customer satisfaction. According to the J.D. Power 2019 Medicare Advantage Study, released today, overall satisfaction with Medicare Advantage plans

How to make health care more efficient, effective

How to make health care more efficient, effective

The U.S. health care system does not work well for patients or providers. We now pay twice as much as other developed countries for health care, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) expects Americans will spend $1 out of every $5 on health care by 2025. Our country does not get much

Federal court blocks Aetna-Humana merger

WASHINGTON — A federal judge last month temporarily blocked Aetna Inc.’s proposed acquisition of Humana Inc. The move stemmed from a ruling on a lawsuit brought last year by the Justice Department to prevent the health insurers from merging on the grounds that the deal would produce higher prices for consumers and fewer services for

Merger wave hits health insurance sector

Merger wave hits health insurance sector

Drug chains have gotten used to dealing with fewer, and larger, drug makers, wholesalers and PBMs over the years. Retailers have also consolidated. Now a merger wave has washed over the health insurance industry. Though acquisitions in other sectors have been driven by the pursuit of economies of scale, the health insurance consolidation is seen