healthcare News

California Lawmaker Panel Rejects Government-Run Health Care

State lawmakers studying improvements to California’s healthcare system are rejecting a plan popular with Democratic activists to give everyone in the state government-funded health care. A panel created by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon this week recommended a variety of ways …

Lara, Poizner and Others Vying to be California Insurance Commissioner

The race is on for the California insurance commissioner posts as we are nearly three months from the primary, but you wouldn’t know it by speaking to people in the insurance industry. Most insurance groups and associations like to keep …

Some Question CVS-Aetna Remodeling of Health Care

Walking the aisles of a CVS drugstore, there are piled paper towels, stacked cereal boxes, and neat lines of nail polish. In the back, there’s the pharmacy. For years, that approach has remained essentially unchanged despite a creeping reality: Every …

California Commissioner Sums up Trump Battle, High on Cannabis Insurance

It’s David vs. Goliath. That about sums up California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones’ feelings on his efforts to keep the remnants of Obamacare up and running in his state while President Trump does his best to repeal and replace it. …

California Assembly Speaker Sidelines Single Payer Bill until 2018

California Association of Health Underwriters President Rick Coburn applauded actions taken by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, D-Lakewood, to sideline a bill that would create a single payer healthcare system in the state until next year. The Speaker postponed any further …

California’s Single-Payer Bill Comes with $400B Price Tag

A California bill that would eliminate health insurance companies and provide government-funded health coverage for everyone in the state would cost $400 billion and require significant tax increases, legislative analysts said. Much of the cost would be offset by existing …

California Lawmakers Pondering Move to Dump Health Insurers

California lawmakers are considering an audacious proposal that would substantially remake the state’s health care system by eliminating insurance companies and guaranteeing coverage for everyone. The idea known as single-payer healthcare has long been popular on the left. It’s gaining …

Oklahoma Commissioner to Host Healthcare Innovation Summit

Mobile apps, wearable heart monitors and high-tech shoe soles could help solve some of America’s healthcare problems. These cutting-edge products are among the topics up for discussion at the Healthcare Innovation Summit hosted by Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak. …

Ascot Taps Hiscox Healthcare Specialists, Thompson, Williamson & Keith

Ascot Underwriting Ltd. announced that Ian Thompson, Nick Williamson, and Justin Keith will be joining Ascot on March 1 to underwrite healthcare, casualty treaty, and specialty reinsurance business, based in Ascot’s office in Bermuda. The appointments are subject to regulatory …

Voters in Colorado Reject Universal Healthcare Measure

Colorado voters rejected a ballot measure on Tuesday to create the nation’s first statewide universal health insurance program, according to local NBC News affiliate 9News. The proposition, called Amendment 69, would have created one of the most dramatic overhauls to …