BlueCross BlueShield Of Texas Patients Face Higher Bills As 200+ ER Doctors Go Out-Of-NetworkBlueCross BlueShield of Texas has removed a physicians group serving the 14 Texas Health Resources hospitals because it could not reach a deal with the group.
Medicare Patients Face Surging Costs For Some Life-Saving DrugsAnalysis revealed that Medicare Part D co-insurance costs for specialty-tier drugs are 12 percent higher in 2019 than they were in 2016.
Federal Judge In Fort Worth Strikes Down Obamacare As UnconstitutionalA federal judge in Texas on Friday ruled the entire Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional due to a recent change in federal tax law.
Texas Leads The Nation In Number Of Uninsured KidsA new report says the number of uninsured children in the United States has increased for the first time in nearly a decade -- and Texas leads the nation.
Football Hall Of Fame Members Threaten Boycott Of InductionsA group of Pro Football Hall of Famers is demanding health insurance coverage and a share of NFL revenues or else those former players will boycott the induction ceremonies.
Justice Department Says Heart Of Health Law UnconstitutionalThe Trump administration says it will no longer defend key parts of the Affordable Care Act, including the requirement that people have access to health insurance regardless of any medical conditions.
Insurer Won't Cover Out-Of-Network ER Bills For Non-Emergency VisitsBlue Cross Blue Shield of Texas is calling it a change in the way it reviews out-of-network ER bills of its members. But some doctors say the insurance giant wants its members to be diagnosticians.
The Rising Cost Of Insulin: "Horror Stories Every Day"After years of rising prices, insulin costs in the U.S. are creating painful choices for some diabetics and their families.
Health Insurance Costs Could Drive Texas Teachers To LeaveSince 2002, health insurance premiums have more than doubled for Texas teachers.
Walmart Reportedly In Early Talks To Buy Insurer HumanaWalmart is in preliminary talks to buy health insurance company Humana, according to The Wall Street Journal.
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.
UnitedHealthcare To Pass Drug Rebates On To Some CustomersThe nation's largest health insurer plans to give some customers a break at the pharmacy counter starting next year.
Deportation Fears Have Legal Immigrants Avoiding Health CareThe trend stabilized a bit as the year went on, but it remains clear that the increasingly polarized immigration debate is having a chilling effect on Hispanic participation in health care programs
Higher Health Costs Hitting Retired Texas Teachers In 2018 Some retired Texas teachers face higher health insurance premiums in 2018 under a state program that has teetered on insolvency in recent years.
CVS Bids $69 Billion For Aetna Amid Health Care ChangesDrugstore operator CVS is making a $69 billion offer for insurer Aetna as it tries to position itself as a one-stop shop for Americans' health care needs.