Tom Murphy, Ap Health Writer Updated 7:38 am, Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Photo: Bill Sikes, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this June 1, 2017, file photo, a sign stands on the campus of the Aetna headquarters, in Hartford, Conn. Aetna Inc. reports earnings Tuesday, May 1, 2018. FILE - In this June 1, 2017, file photo, a sign stands on the campus of the Aetna headquarters, in Hartford, Conn. Aetna Inc. reports earnings Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Photo: Bill Sikes, AP Health insurer Aetna swings to a first-quarter profit. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Aetna made $1.21 billion and beat Wall Street earnings expectations in the first quarter, as the health insurer moved closer to sealing its roughly $69 billion combination with CVS Health. The nation's third largest insurer said Tuesday that it swung to a profit after … [Read more...] about Health insurer Aetna swings to a first-quarter profit.
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Drugstore operator CVS is making a $69 billion offer for insurer Aetna as it tries to position itself as a one-stop shop for Americans' health care needs with prescription drugs, clinics and insurance plans to cover those goods and services.The companies announced Sunday that CVS Health Corp. will pay about $207 in cash and stock for each share of Aetna Inc., a 29-percent premium over Aetna's stock price before the first report about a possible deal in October.The mammoth acquisition pairs a company that runs more than 9,700 drugstores and 1,100 walk-in clinics with an insurer covering around 22 million people. CVS Health Corp. is also one of the nation's biggest pharmacy benefit managers, processing more than a billion prescriptions a year for insurance companies, including Aetna.The deal's impact on prescription drug prices is uncertain. Aetna customers could first see some changes in how their plans are managed. Over time, a bulked-up CVS may gain more negotiating leverage over … [Read more...] about CVS bids $69 billion for Aetna amid health care changes
Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE The Affordable Care Act very nearly failed to become law due to an intraparty dispute among Democrats over how to handle the abortion issue. Now a similar argument between Democrats and Republicans is slowing progress on a bill that could help cut soaring premiums and shore up the ACA. At issue is the extent to which the Hyde Amendment — language commonly used by Congress to prohibit most federal abortion funding — should be incorporated into any new legislation affecting the health law. Republicans generally want more restrictions on abortion funding. Democrats generally want fewer. Here’s a guide to the history of the current impasse: What Is The Hyde Amendment? The Hyde Amendment, named for Rep. Henry Hyde (R-Ill.), an anti-abortion crusader who died in 2007, prohibits federal funding of abortion in Medicaid and several other health programs run … [Read more...] about Clash over abortion hobbles a health bill. Again. Here’s how.
Split View Views Article contents Figures & tables Video Audio Supplementary Data PDF Cite Citation J. Kim; Development of public health in America: ‘Guaranteed Issue’ mandates, Journal of Public Health, Volume 39, Issue 3, 1 September 2017, Pages 433–439, https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdw055 Download citation file: RIS (Zotero) EndNote BibTex Medlars ProCite RefWorks Reference Manager © 2018 Oxford University Press Close Permissions Share Email Twitter Facebook Navbar Search Filter All All Journals Mobile Microsite Search Term Sign In Register Close search filter All All Journals search input Advanced Search Today, the USA is struggling to balance access to healthcare for all its citizens with constraints of the federal budget and precepts of the US Constitution. This political … [Read more...] about Development of public health in America: ‘Guaranteed Issue’ mandates
Dive Brief: After a few tense hours early Friday, Congress passed and the president signed a wide-ranging, two-year budget deal that also extends government funding through March 23, staving off an extended shutdown. The bill has a variety of health policy implications, including a delay to Disproportionate Share Hospital payment cuts, a repeal of the board some labeled a “death panel” during debate over the Affordable Care Act and funding to fight the opioid crisis. Also included are technical changes to the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 aimed at smoothing the transition to the new Quality Payment Program. The agreement does not include reinsurance or cost-sharing reduction payment funds, which some lawmakers pursued in an effort to stabilize ACA exchange markets. Dive Insight: The massive legislation raises spending caps on domestic and military spending by about $300 billion and pushes the federal debt limit to March 2019. A variety of … [Read more...] about Smorgasbord of health items in massive 2-year budget deal