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The Misnomer of ‘Insurance’ in Health Insurance, Why Health Insurance Is Not Really Insurance

Feb 22 2021 // Insurance is a financial product designed to protect consumers’ and businesses’ balance sheets. If your house burns down and you have insurance, the insurance company pays to rebuild the asset known as your...

Court Upholds Trump Rule Requiring Hospitals to Disclose Health Insurer Prices

Dec 30 2020 // A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a White House-backed rule to require hospitals to disclose the prices they negotiate with insurers for an array of common tests and procedures. The 2-0 decision by the U.S. Court...

How Government Plans to Make COVID-19 Vaccine Free for Every American

Oct 30 2020 // Federal health officials Wednesday issued insurance coverage rules designed to deliver on the promise that every American will have access to free COVID-19 vaccines when they are approved. The regulations from the Centers...

Health Insurer Anthem Settles States’ Cyber Breach Probe for $40 Million

Sep 30 2020 // Anthem Inc. said on Wednesday it would pay $39.5 million as part of a settlement with U.S. states attorneys general following an investigation into a massive cyber-attack at the company in 2015. The second largest U.S....

Inside Big Pharma’s Stealth War on Drug Price Watchdog: Reuters Special Report

Sep 11 2020 // As evidence grew this spring that the drug remdesivir was helping COVID-19 patients, some Wall Street investors bet on analysts’ estimates that its maker, Gilead Sciences Inc., could charge up to $10,000 for the...

Hospitals, Nursing Homes Fail to Separate COVID Patients, Putting Others at Risk

Sep 10 2020 // Nurses at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center were on edge as early as March when patients with COVID-19 began to show up in areas of the hospital that were not set aside to care for them. The Centers for Disease Control and...

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