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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Community Health sells 60-bed Louisiana hospital
Healthcare Dive • Meg Bryant
Healthcare industry 'ripe for disruption,' S&P Global warns
Healthcare Dive • Meg Bryant
Apple launches rich ‘Close Your Rings’ webpage to promote healthy living with Apple Watch
9to5Mac • Michael Steeber
Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney running for Senate
CBS News
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
Ilham Aliyev decrees to extend compulsory health insurance coverage in Azerbaijan
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Couple makes millions off Medicaid managed care as oversight lags
Los Angeles Times • Chad Terhune
Trump's latest budget undercuts his call to focus on mental health, school safety
CBS News
Burundi opposition slams 'enforced' referendum enrolment
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Economic Policy, Health Care Industry
Community Health sells 60-bed Louisiana hospital
Healthcare DiveMeg Bryant
Dive Brief: Community Health Systems has signed a definitive agreement to sell Byrd Regional Hospital in Leesville, La., to Allegiance Health Management — the latest divestiture in an ongoing effort to reduce debt and focus on hospitals with growth potential. The deal,...
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Grocery & Supermarkets, Health Care Industry
Healthcare industry 'ripe for disruption,' S&P Global warns
Healthcare DiveMeg Bryant
Dive Brief: Rising costs, growing consumerism and heightened government scrutiny have created a cocktail of forces that leave the healthcare industry “ripe for disruption," according to a new S&P Global Ratings report. Amazon, which last year upended the supermarket industry with its...
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Apple Inc, Economic Policy
Apple launches rich ‘Close Your Rings’ webpage to promote healthy living with Apple Watch
9to5MacMichael Steeber
Just in time for some weekend motivation, Apple has added a new page to their website promoting Apple Watch’s activity tracking features. The page, titled “Close Your Rings,” details realistic and effective ways that Watch wearers can live a healthier and more...
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Barack Obama, Elections & Polls
Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney running for Senate
CBS News
SALT LAKE CITY -- Former presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is running for a Utah Senate seat, officially launching his political comeback attempt Friday by praising his adopted home state as a model for an acrimonious national government in Washington. Among the Republican...
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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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Health Insurance
Ilham Aliyev decrees to extend compulsory health insurance coverage in Azerbaijan
Trend.Az - All news
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 16 Trend: Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has signed a decree to expand the coverage of a pilot project as part of compulsory health insurance introduction. In accordance with the decree, the pilot project on compulsory health insurance will be...
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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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Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama
Trump's latest budget undercuts his call to focus on mental health, school safety
CBS News
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is calling for a focus on mental health and school safety in response to shootings like the one that took 17 lives in Florida, but his budget would cut funding in both areas. Trump's latest budget would...
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Health Insurance, Politics & Policy
Burundi opposition slams 'enforced' referendum enrolment
Daily MailAfp
Burundi's opposition parties on Friday denounced the "enforced enrolment" of voters ahead of a referendum on changes to the constitution which would allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to remain in office until 2034. Opposition groups say the police and the ruling party's ferocious...
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