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Those Grieving Over Orlando Can Get Free Mental Health Services

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 06.15.2016 | Healthy Living

Now this is how you respond to a tragedy. UnitedHealthcare and Optum, two health benefits companies of UnitedHealth Group, are offering free mental h...

The Insurance Companies' Latest Target: Specialty Drugs

Paul Alexander | Posted 04.25.2016 | Business
Paul Alexander

Read the headlines these days and you'd think the health insurance companies are going broke. It's true most insurers offering Obamacare are losing mo...

Major Health Insurer Bailing On Most Obamacare Exchanges

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 04.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- UnitedHealth Group, the largest health insurer in the U.S., will pull out of most states' Obamacare exchanges next year, the company ann...

Big Insurer Eyes Exit From Obamacare Exchanges

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation's largest health insurance company is scaling back on marketing its products on the Affordable Care Act's health insurance ex...

Health Insurance Mergers Make Executives Richer, Policyholders Poorer

Wendell Potter | Posted 08.24.2016 | Politics
Wendell Potter

If regulators approve the recently announced mega-deals in which Aetna, Inc. would buy Humana Inc. and Anthem Inc. would buy Cigna Corp., will consumers benefit? Or will the winners be limited primarily to the executives and shareholders of the companies involved?

Insurers Hire a Liberal Congresswoman to Lead Their Newest Phony Front Group

Wendell Potter | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
Wendell Potter

The health insurance industry took advantage of Washington's infamous revolving door last week when it named former Rep. Allyson Schwartz of Pennsylvania, perceived by many to be a liberal Democrat, as the face of its latest K Street-operated front group.

Jeffrey Young

Obamacare Critics Just Lost Another Talking Point | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.26.2014 | Business

Obamacare's so-called government takeover of health care was supposed to destroy the private insurance market. Somebody forgot to tell the health insu...

Big Insurance Companies Won't Be Big Insurance Companies Much Longer. Here's Why

Wendell Potter | Posted 11.22.2014 | Business
Wendell Potter

What Boeing is doing represents a seismic shift in health care financing and delivery that potentially will have more far-reaching effects than Obamacare, primarily because it is coming from the private sector, not the government.

Jeffrey Young

These Health Insurance Companies Are Winning At Obamacare | Jeffrey Young | Posted 01.27.2014 | Business

A central promise of Obamacare was to spur competition between insurance companies to drive down health care costs and give consumers more choices. Th...

Don't Be Fooled by Latest Medicare Scare Campaign From an Insurance Front Group

Wendell Potter | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Ads supposedly sponsored by the Coalition for Medicare Choices started appearing last week warning that seniors will face higher costs, fewer benefits and a loss of provider choice if Congress and the administration don't take action.

Jeffrey Young

White House Announces Target For Fixing | Jeffrey Young | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics, the online portal to Obamacare enrollment, will reliably allow consumers to shop and sign up for health coverage by late November, a s...

Zach Carter

Fix The Debt CEOs Bring $1 Billion From Tax Loopholes | Zach Carter | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Companies in the Fix the Debt coalition, which advocates for federal austerity policies, qualified for $1 billion or more in tax breaks ...

Jeffrey Young

How Health Insurance Giants Can Avoid Obamacare Regulations For A Whole Year | Jeffrey Young | Posted 04.03.2013 | Business

Health insurance companies are looking to put off complying with health care reform rules that guarantee basic benefits and consumer protections -- an...

Big Health Insurance Companies Promise Price Increases

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.23.2013 | Business

Big health insurance companies are predicting huge premium increases next year for small employers and people who buy coverage on their own, citing ri...

Health Insurance Companies Warming Up To Obamacare?

Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.13.2013 | Business
Jeffrey Young

The health insurance industry fought President Barack Obama's health care reform law tooth and nail during congressional debate in 2009 and 2010 and c...

How Insurers Are Cashing in on Medicare While Shunning Small Businesses and the Individual Market

Wendell Potter | Posted 12.29.2012 | Business
Wendell Potter

The big five health insurance companies have begun reporting their third quarter 2012 earnings and, so far, they are pleasing their shareholders with profits that are better than Wall Street expected.

Giving Back and Getting Balanced

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 02.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Linda Novick O'Keefe

If we do not change our habits by 2020, children today will have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. It would be the first time that this has happened in 200 years.

Health Insurers Make Record Profits As Many Americans Postpone Care

The New York Times | REED ABELSON | Posted 07.13.2011 | Business

The nation’s major health insurers are barreling into a third year of record profits, enriched in recent months by a lingering recessionary mind-set...

Consumers Win an Important Battle Against Insurers, Thanks to State Insurance Commissioners

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wendell Potter

State insurance commissioners did the right thing for consumers when they refused to cave in to intense pressure from the profit-obsessed insurance industry to gut an important provision of the health-care-reform law.

Consumers Win An Important Battle Against Insurers, Thanks to State Insurance Commissioners

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Earlier this week I asked you to send thank-you notes to one of America's biggest health insurers for helping to shed light on an important policy mat...

Progressives and Conservatives Agree: Single Payer Healthcare Is Inevitable

Rob Stone M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rob Stone M.D.

The reality is that single payer, Medicare for All, is not inevitable, nor is there any guarantee the ACA won't bankrupt us while enriching the corporations that lobbied for it.

Health Insurance Industry Exposes Its Insatiable Greed

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

After pretending for months to cooperate with the Obama administration and Democrats to secure a reasonable health reform bill, the industry's CEOs and lobbyists on Sunday double-crossed their one-time political allies.

Dems Press Insurance Companies On "Purging" Small Businesses

Roll Call | Tory Newmyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two senior House Democratic lawmakers are seeking new information from six top insurance companies in an ongoing probe of the industry's business prac...

You May Need a Score Card for Health Care Reform

Scott Lilly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Scott Lilly

It's impossible to fashion a health care system that does not have doctors, medications, and hospitals -- but it is quite easy to imagine a system without private insurers. In fact, private insurers play little if any role in the health care systems of most countries in the world.

Major Health Insurance Company Urges Employees To Attend Tea Parties

Talking Points Memo | Brian Beutler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At least one major insurer is urging its employees to participate in tea parties. Last week, UnitedHealth Group--the second largest health insurance ...