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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Health Care Premiums Have Gone Down Under Obamacare
Mother Jones • Kevin Drum
Three Key Investment Challenges At The Interface of Health and Technology
Forbes • Contributor, David Shaywitz
Obamacare Is Doing Fine Unless Trump Kills It
Mother Jones • Kevin Drum
Hollywood writers overwhelmingly authorize strike
KPCC • Ben Bergman
Service Faces Backlash Over a Widespread Practice: Selling User Data
The New York Times • Mike Isaac, Steve Lohr
Coal miners’ much-needed health care collides with budget showdown
PBS • Pbs Newshour
How cutting off subsidy payments to insurance companies would affect Obamacare
PBS • Pbs Newshour
Hospitals call on Trump administration to end mandatory bundled pay programs
Modern Healthcare • Virgil Dickson
It’s time to come together to improve our healthcare system
The Hill • Anthony R. Tersigni, Opinion Contributor
Preop Training May Shorten Hospital Stay: HealthLeaders Media
MedPage Today • Healthleaders Media Staff
 
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Affordable Care Act, Health Care Industry
Health Care Premiums Have Gone Down Under Obamacare
Mother JonesKevin Drum
Someone asked me on Twitter if health care premiums had spiked after Obamacare went into effect. That turns out to be a surprisingly hard question to answer. There's loads of data on premiums in the employer market, where premium growth has slowed...
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Entrepreneurship, Health Care Costs
Three Key Investment Challenges At The Interface of Health and Technology
ForbesContributor, David Shaywitz
Success stories of startups at the interface of technology and health are emerging, but to be a part of them, traditional tech investors may need to get out of their comfort zone a bit, and learn to love, or at least embrace,...
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Affordable Care Act, Economic Policy
Obamacare Is Doing Fine Unless Trump Kills It
Mother JonesKevin Drum
The Congressional Budget Office says that Obamacare is in good shape: Under current law, most subsidized enrollees purchasing health insurance coverage in the nongroup market are largely insulated from increases in premiums because their out-of-pocket payments for premiums are based on a...
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Health Insurance, Reporting & Storytelling
Hollywood writers overwhelmingly authorize strike
KPCCBen Bergman
Memories of the 2007 Writers Guild Strike are in the air as negotiations between the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers come down to the wire.; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images Ben BergmanHollywood writers have overwhelmingly...
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Big Data, Business Intelligence Software
Service Faces Backlash Over a Widespread Practice: Selling User Data
The New York TimesMike Isaac, Steve Lohr
For months, Uber has paid a public price for some of the questionable tactics it has used to conquer the transportation industry. Now another company is experiencing some of the fallout for working with Uber. Slice Intelligence, a data firm that uses...
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Coal Industry, Coal Mining
Coal miners’ much-needed health care collides with budget showdown
PBSPbs Newshour
Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: But, Lisa, stay with us, because you mentioned this West Virginia coal miners issue several times. And you have actually done reporting. You have been to West Virginia. Tell us more. LISA DESJARDINS:...
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Affordable Care Act, Economic Policy
How cutting off subsidy payments to insurance companies would affect Obamacare
PBSPbs Newshour
Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: As we have been hearing, the debate over health care coverage is tied to the larger political battle. Specifically, the president must decide whether he will continue to make payments to insurance companies...
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Health Care Industry, Health Insurance
Hospitals call on Trump administration to end mandatory bundled pay programs
Modern HealthcareVirgil Dickson
Several hospitals have called on the CMS to turn Obama-era bundled payment initiatives for cardiac and orthopedic care into voluntary programs, as they don't have the financial resources to invest in the changes. The CMS last month delayed of the effective dates...
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Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama
It’s time to come together to improve our healthcare system
The HillAnthony R. Tersigni, Opinion Contributor
The Founding Fathers purposely made it difficult for Congress to enact sweeping legislation. Our Constitution’s separation of powers demands coordination and consensus to pass especially meaningful and impactful laws. For that reason, most of the significant pieces of legislation passed in the...
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Health Care Industry, Health Care Provision
Preop Training May Shorten Hospital Stay: HealthLeaders Media
MedPage TodayHealthleaders Media Staff
Patients who engaged in a preoperative training program at home prior to their elective surgery had a shorter hospital stay, according to a recent study. A salary survey from LinkedIn Salary revealed the 15 highest paying healthcare jobs in 2017. The Centers...
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