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.
With Time Running Out, Some Consumers Find Free Health InsuranceInsurance brokers say consumers are getting the word that government-subsidized health plans are widely available next year for no monthly premium or little cost.
Health Law Sign-Ups Start, Some See A 'Hostile Takeover'It's sign-up season for the Affordable Care Act, but the Trump administration isn't making it easy -- cutting the enrollment period in half, slashing advertising and dialing back on counselors who help consumers get through the process.
Study: Premiums For Popular ACA Plan Up By 34 PercentPremiums for the most popular "Obamacare" plans are going up an average of 34 percent. That's according to a study that confirms dire predictions about the impact of political turmoil on consumers.
States To Ask Judge To Keep Health Subsidies Cut By President TrumpAn attempt by 19 states to force President Donald Trump to pay health care subsidies will go before a federal judge in San Francisco.
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.
As Health Bill Teeters, Medicaid Recipients Watch NervouslyWith the latest Republican health care overhaul teetering near collapse, one group in particular is watching with heightened anxiety.
Rate Of Texans Without Health Insurance Falls, Still Tops U.S.The number of people without health insurance in Texas continues to decline, but the state still has more residents without coverage than anywhere in the nation.
Insurance Restrictions For Abortion Head To Gov. AbbottTexas lawmakers have sent Republican Gov. Greg Abbott a bill that would restrict insurance coverage for abortion and makes no exceptions in cases of rape and incest.
Study: Trump Actions Trigger Health Premium Hikes For 2018A study by a nonpartisan group says the Trump administration's own actions are triggering double-digit premium increases on individual health insurance policies purchased by many consumers.
White House: Trump To Decide Soon On Ending Health PaymentsThe White House is insisting that the Senate resume efforts to repeal and replace the nation's health care law.