Cigna To Spend About $52 Billion For Express ScriptsThe insurer Cigna will spend about $52 billion to acquire the nation's biggest pharmacy benefit manager, Express Scripts, the latest in a string of proposed tie-ups as health care's bill payers attempt to get a grip on rising costs.
Amazon Begins Offering Prime Discount To Medicaid RecipientsOnline retailer Amazon opened its discounted Prime membership on Wednesday to people on Medicaid, giving it an even bigger pool of potential shoppers.
Profiling Candidates In The 32nd Congressional District: Brett ShippBrett Shipp made headlines late last year when he suddenly resigned from the news reporting job that made him a household name, and announced that he was running for Congress.
Profiling Candidates In The 32nd Congressional District: Ed MeierYou may not know Ed Meier, but chances are you've seen his ads for his primary campaign. He has raised more than $800,000, nearly as much money raised by the other six Democrats combined.
Amazon, JPMorgan Chase, Berkshire Hathaway Creating New Healthcare CompanyAmazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase are teaming up to create healthcare company that is "free from profit-making incentives and constraints."
Work Requirements May Prompt More States To Expand MedicaidConservative state lawmakers who have resisted expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act are re-thinking that stance now that the Trump administration is allowing work requirements for low-income recipients.
U.S. Regulators Approve First Digital Pill To Track PatientsThe Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug in the United States with a digital ingestion tracking system, in an unprecedented move to ensure that patients with mental illness take the medicine prescribed for them.
Health Care Enrollment Counselors Facing Stiff ChallengesIt's not easy being an advocate for the Affordable Care Act right now. The Trump administration has taken numerous steps to undermine the law, and many states are doing little to promote coverage as health insurance open enrollment begins.
Dallas-Based Tenet Healthcare To Slash 1,300 JobsTenet Healthcare plans to cut 1,300 jobs, more than 1 percent of its workforce, in an attempt to cut costs as it reported a quarterly loss of $367 million.
Mobile Mammogram Clinic Coming To North TexasHundreds of women will have access to preventive healthcare this fall: mammograms, clinical breast exams and pap tests.
Trump To Halt Subsidies To Health InsurersThe White House says in a statement that the Department of Health and Human Services has determined there is no appropriation for cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers under the Obamacare law.
Republicans Make Desperate Bid To Save Health Care BillIn a late bid to win votes and stave off defeat, Republicans were adding $14.5 billion to the measure for states.