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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The Health 202: The health care world slams Trump's proposal for short-term insurance plans
Washington Post • Paige Winfield Cunningham
Chippewa County Montevideo Hospital's new CEO is Brian Lovdahl: 3 things to know
Becker's Hospital Review
The GOP Has One Big Idea For Health Care Reform: Crappier Insurance
yahoo.com • Jeffrey Young
Trump Plan Would Cut Back Health Care Protections for Transgender People
The New York Times • Robert Pear
Week in Review: Lawmakers consider Medicaid work requirements and new election recount standards
Michigan Radio • Rebecca Kruth
Beth Israel, Lahey, Others Look To Merge To Compete With Partners HealthCare
WBUR • Wbur
Mark Kimball is Erlanger Murphy Medical Center's new CEO: 4 things to know
Becker's Hospital Review
Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center CEO resigns: 5 takeaways
Becker's Hospital Review
Pocahontas Memorial Hospital CEO to retire: 4 things to know
Becker's Hospital Review
Sam Huenergardt to assume CEO post at Shawnee Mission Health: 4 notes
Becker's Hospital Review
 
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The Health 202: The health care world slams Trump's proposal for short-term insurance plans
Washington PostPaige Winfield Cunningham
The plans had premiums much lower than coverage on the ACA marketplaces, often 20 percent or less than the lowest-cost bronze plan offered in the same location. Forty-three percent didn’t cover mental-health services, 62 percent didn’t cover substance abuse treatment, 71 percent...
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Health Care Industry, Health Insurance
Chippewa County Montevideo Hospital's new CEO is Brian Lovdahl: 3 things to know
Becker's Hospital Review
Chippewa County Montevideo (Minn.) Hospital hired Brian Lovdahl to serve as CEO, according to a Montevideo American-News report. Here are three things to know: 1. Currently, Mr. Lovdahl serves as CFO of Western Wisconsin Health in Baldwin. 2. During his time at...
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Barack Obama, Education
The GOP Has One Big Idea For Health Care Reform: Crappier Insurance
yahoo.comJeffrey Young
The American health care system is an expensive, sprawling mess. The Republican Party’s brightest idea for how to fix it? Make health insurance worse. Here’s what the GOP has in mind: Weakened protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Skimpier benefits that leave...
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Barack Obama, Health Care Industry
Trump Plan Would Cut Back Health Care Protections for Transgender People
The New York TimesRobert Pear
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration says it plans to roll back a rule issued by President Barack Obama that prevents doctors, hospitals and health insurance companies from discriminating against transgender people. Advocates said the change could jeopardize the significant gains that transgender...
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Health Insurance, Health Insurance Policy
Week in Review: Lawmakers consider Medicaid work requirements and new election recount standards
Michigan RadioRebecca Kruth
Pretty soon, Medicaid recipients in Michigan who are able-bodied may have to choose between finding a job or losing health insurance. That's under a bill the state Senate passed Thursday. Democrats opposed to the bill say it punishes the poor, while supporters...
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Health Care Industry, Health Insurance
Beth Israel, Lahey, Others Look To Merge To Compete With Partners HealthCare
WBURWbur
Some of the state's top hospitals, including Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, New England Baptist Center, Lahey Health, Mount Auburn and Anna Jacques, want to merge — to compete with the state's biggest healthcare operator in the state, Partners HealthCare. For more...
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Health Insurance, Hospitals
Mark Kimball is Erlanger Murphy Medical Center's new CEO: 4 things to know
Becker's Hospital Review
Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Erlanger Health System named Mark Kimball CEO of Erlanger Murphy (N.C.) Medical Center, effective June 4. Here are four things to know: 1. Mr. Kimball most recently served as COO of NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield, Tenn. 2. He also...
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Health Care Industry, Health Insurance
Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center CEO resigns: 5 takeaways
Becker's Hospital Review
Crystal River, Fla.-based Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center CEO Austin Brown is departing for a new role at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg (Fla.), effective April 20, according to a Citrus County Chronicle report. Here are five takeaways: 1. Mr. Brown will serve...
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Health Insurance, Health Insurance Policy
Pocahontas Memorial Hospital CEO to retire: 4 things to know
Becker's Hospital Review
Barbara W. Lay, CEO of Pocahontas Memorial Hospital in Buckeye, W.Va., is retiring, effective Oct. 1, according to The Pocahontas Times. Here are four things to know: 1. Ms. Lay became CEO of the hospital in August 2010. 2. During her tenure,...
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Health Insurance, Hospitals
Sam Huenergardt to assume CEO post at Shawnee Mission Health: 4 notes
Becker's Hospital Review
Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based Adventist Health System selected Sam Huenergardt to serve as CEO for Shawnee (Kan.) Mission Health as well as CEO of its Mid-America Region, effective May 28. Adventist's Mid-America Region includes Shawnee Mission Health and Chippewa Valley Hospital in Durand,...
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