health insurance companies

Insurers’ ‘fail-first’ drug approach increases pain

Insurers’ ‘fail-first’ drug approach increases pain

Legislative bills would smooth patients' appeal path for prescribed medication coverage

WHEN YOU LIVE with debilitating pain it becomes a matter of degrees: How bad is it today? Can I get up and walk? Can I get through a day of work? Some days are better than others. Some days it’s simply just hard to get dressed. I’ve been living with pain for roughly 16 years(...)

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Health insurers, despite anxiety, are doing well 

Health insurers, despite anxiety, are doing well 

Profits up - in some cases way, way up - in 2d quarter

Daily newspaper headlines report that the nation’s health insurance companies are anxious about the future and may seek rate increases to protect themselves. Rate increases would seem logical, given uncertainty arising from paralysis in Congress and President Trump’s repeated threats to withhold Obamacare subsidies.  But a look at the recent financial filings of publicly traded health insurers shows that the high level of insurer anxiety is not arising from their(...)

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