Health Insurance News

Health insurance news is important to every American, so we have created a comprehensive, tailored daily digest on the topic. This Wiser email is delivered daily and contains the best health insurance articles on the web so that you can stay informed. Health insurance covers the medical and surgical expenses of its customers. It is a business model that spreads the cost of healthcare across a wide group of people and over a long period of time. The health care system in the United States is largely built on this model of private health insurance, although there are also substantial initiatives to provide health coverage for the elderly and others that do not have insurance. The industry is currently dealing with pressures including increased demand, partly fueled by an aging population. New and more expensive treatments and technologies are also putting a strain on prices, as is the increased use of diagnostic testing. Whether you are a healthcare professional, you work in the insurance industry, or you are simply concerned about your own plan, the daily health insurance news email from Wiser is your best source of information.

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16 healthcare companies named to 'Fortune 100 Best Places to Work 2018'
Becker's Hospital Review • Alyssa Rege, Megan Knowles
Mitt Romney announces he's running for U.S. Senate in Utah
Politico • Louis Nelson
Whistle-blower claims Michigan hospital fired him for reporting top orthopedic surgeon
Becker's Hospital Review • Alyssa Rege
UAB Health System to manage rural Alabama hospital
Becker's Hospital Review • Alyssa Rege
Health systems must adapt so they 'don't end up like Blockbuster': 5 questions with Sanford Health CFO JoAnn Kunkel
Becker's Hospital Review • Alia Paavola
Pennsylvania hospital loses tax-exempt status: 4 things to know
Becker's Hospital Review
Presence Health inks definitive agreement to join Ascension
Becker's Hospital Review • Alyssa Rege
Greenville legislators introduce bill to sell Greenville Health System
Becker's Hospital Review • Alyssa Rege
Experts skeptical of Trump plan to use mental health reform to stop mass shootings
Politico • Dan Diamond
Couple makes millions off Medicaid managed care as oversight lags
Los Angeles Times • Chad Terhune
 
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16 healthcare companies named to 'Fortune 100 Best Places to Work 2018'
Becker's Hospital ReviewAlyssa Rege, Megan Knowles
Fortune named 16 healthcare companies to its 21st annual list of the best companies to work for in the U.S. To compile the list, Fortune gathered feedback from over 315,000 employees across the country. To be considered, companies needed to have at...
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Barack Obama, Health Insurance
Mitt Romney announces he's running for U.S. Senate in Utah
PoliticoLouis Nelson
Former 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced Friday that he's running for Senate in Utah, saying that "I am ready to fight for this great state and advocate for solutions that improve the lives of Utahns." Romney was widely expected to enter...
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Health Insurance, Health Insurance Policy
Whistle-blower claims Michigan hospital fired him for reporting top orthopedic surgeon
Becker's Hospital ReviewAlyssa Rege
A former nurse anesthetist filed a lawsuit against Lansing, Mich.-based Sparrow Health System and three of its hospitals, claiming he was fired after he expressed concerns about a physician colleague's infection control practices, according to the Lansing State Journal. Here are seven...
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Health Care Costs, Health Care Industry
UAB Health System to manage rural Alabama hospital
Becker's Hospital ReviewAlyssa Rege
Birmingham, Ala.-based UAB Health System entered into a management agreement Feb. 14 with J. Paul Jones Hospital in Camden, Ala., to prevent the rural hospital from closing, according to UAB News. Here are three things to know about the agreement. 1. With...
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Corporate Governance, Health Care Costs
Health systems must adapt so they 'don't end up like Blockbuster': 5 questions with Sanford Health CFO JoAnn Kunkel
Becker's Hospital ReviewAlia Paavola
JoAnn Kunkel joined Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Sanford Health 25 years ago as budget analyst and has since climbed her way to the CFO position at the healthcare system. She was appointed to the executive financial leadership role in 2012. Throughout her time...
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Health Insurance, Hospitals
Pennsylvania hospital loses tax-exempt status: 4 things to know
Becker's Hospital Review
Springfield (Pa.) Hospital has held tax-exempt status since it was founded in 1960. However, it should have lost its tax-exempt status when it was acquired by a for-profit company in 2016, according to a recent decision by Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Court, the Delaware...
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Barack Obama, Health Care Costs
Presence Health inks definitive agreement to join Ascension
Becker's Hospital ReviewAlyssa Rege
St. Louis-based Ascension, the nation's largest Catholic health system, signed a definitive agreement Feb. 15 to integrate one of Illinois' largest Catholic health systems, Chicago-based Presence Health. Under the agreement, Presence Health will become a part of Amita Health, a joint venture...
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Health Care Costs, Health Care Industry
Greenville legislators introduce bill to sell Greenville Health System
Becker's Hospital ReviewAlyssa Rege
Eight members of the 22-person Greenville (S.C.) County Legislative Delegation jointly proposed a bill Feb. 15 calling for the sale of Greenville Health System, according to Greenville News. Here are five things to know about the situation. 1. The bill, filed in...
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Affordable Care Act, Health Care Industry
Experts skeptical of Trump plan to use mental health reform to stop mass shootings
PoliticoDan Diamond
PROGRAMMING NOTE: Pulse will not publish on Monday, Feb. 19. Our next Pulse newsletter will publish on Tuesday, Feb. 20. TRUMP PUSHING MENTAL HEALTH REFORM AFTER MASS SHOOTING — The president said that Wednesday's school shooting in Florida, which left 17 people...
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Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama
Couple makes millions off Medicaid managed care as oversight lags
Los Angeles TimesChad Terhune
Norma Diaz and her husband, Joseph Garcia, have dedicated their careers to running a nonprofit health insurer that covers some of California's neediest residents. For three decades, they have worked for a Medicaid managed-care plan, Community Health Group, serving nearly 300,000 poor...
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