CVS Health to buy Illinois insurance unit

Centene is selling its Illinois Medicaid and Medicare Advantage business lines to facilitate its more than $15 billion purchase of WellCare Health Plans...

discovered 3 months ago on Crain s Chicago Business
State lawmakers acknowledge lobbyists helped craft their op-eds attacking Medicare-for-all

Lobbyists either helped draft or made extensive revisions to opinion columns published by three...

discovered 3 months ago on Stamford Advocate
CVS To Buy Centene’s Divested Illinois Medicare Advantage Plan

A CVS/pharmacy store is seen on October 15, 2010 in Miami, Florida. CVS Health will buy Medicaid and...

discovered 3 months ago on Forbes
The RS Politics 2020 Democratic Primary Leaderboard

By now, the contours of the Democratic presidential field have come into focus. Joe Biden has coasted on his familiarity with Democratic voters, his...

discovered 3 months ago on Rolling Stone via Yahoo News
More options for Humana Medicare Advantage plan members

Humana Medicare Advantage members have additional access to high-impact, relationship-based primary...

discovered 3 months ago on ABC 15 Phoenix
Clayton-based Centene to sell IllinCare Health Plan to CVS

Health Plan Inc., to CVS Health Corp., as it looks to close its $15.27 billion deal to buy smaller...

discovered 3 months ago on St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Centene and CVS Health Announce Agreement for CVS Health to Acquire IlliniCare Health

(NYSE: WCG), Centene has entered into a definitive agreement under which CVS Health will... Plan,...

discovered 3 months ago on PR Newswire via Yahoo Finance
As Buttigieg Rises, Insurers Offer More Medicare Benefits

The 2020 Iowa Democratic caucuses will take place on February 3, 2020, making it the first...

discovered 3 months ago on Forbes
Medicare has benefits that can help beneficiaries manage pain

Before starting or while taking opioids, talk with your doctor about all pain treatment options....

discovered 3 months ago on Las Vegas Review-Journal
Utah Sees Increase in Federal Health Exchange Enrollment

The number of Utah residents enrolling in insurance plans using the federal health exchange has surpassed the number who used the system last year. The Deseret News reported ...

discovered 3 months ago on US News & World Report
UnitedHealthcare opening centers in Walgreens stores

UnitedHealthcare is launching new service centers for Medicare beneficiaries in more than a dozen Walgreens stores — a second partnership in as many...

discovered 3 months ago on Arizona Daily Sun
Commentary: Confronting a perversity of the private health insurance system

Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has changed course to embrace a plan that would move to Medicare-for-all...

discovered 3 months ago on The MetroWest Daily News
MARKET MATTERS: Taking the fear out of the equation

Franklin D. Roosevelt said that in 1933, at a time when the country was in the midst of the Depression and fear was widespread in the United States and...

discovered 3 months ago on Stamford Advocate
Medicare open enrollment ends soon; here’s what you need to know

The federal health insurance program for people 65 and older has significant financial implications;...

discovered 3 months ago on Washington Post
Open enrollment tools still favor Medicare Advantage

Unfortunately, the Trump administration’s enrollment tools show a continuing bias toward private Medicare Advantage (MA) plans over traditional

discovered 3 months ago on Market Watch
Medicare Scams To Watch Out For

“Hello, this is Medicare calling. According to AARP, Medicare fraud losses hit $60 billion in 2017 and continue to rise. The crooks are after your money...

discovered 3 months ago on Forbes
Analysis | The Health 202: Here's what doctors, drugmakers and politicians are thankful for

White House and Republicans: Democrats are fixated on Medicare-for-all. The GOP could hardly be more...

discovered 4 months ago on Washington Post
Medicare for All: FAQ

Health care is among the most important issues for Democratic voters as they are sizing up their candidates running for president in the 2020 election,...

discovered 4 months ago on WebMD
Bucking industry line, some hospital chiefs see benefits of Medicare for All - The Boston Globe

Medicaid generally pays hospitals even less than Medicare does. Kim Hollon, chief executive of...

discovered 4 months ago on The Boston Globe
UnitedHealthcare partners with Walgreens on Medicare services centers - Bizwomen

The centers will allow customers to learn about Medicare, enroll in one of UnitedHealth's Medicare ...

discovered 4 months ago on The Business Journals
The $11 Million Dollar Medicare Tool That Gives Seniors the Wrong Insurance Information — ProPublica

Medicare choices, but consumer advocates say it’s malfunctioning with alarming frequency, offering...

discovered 4 months ago on ProPublica
'Medicare for All is really missing the point’: Experts say program needs work

When Robert Davis' prescription medication money ran out weeks ago, he began rationing a...

discovered 4 months ago on USA TODAY via Yahoo News
UnitedHealth Group to Enhance its Medicare Advantage Network

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated's UNH health benefits business UnitedHealthcare along with Walgreens...

discovered 4 months ago on Zacks via Yahoo Finance
UnitedHealthcare to Open Member Medicare Services Centers in Select Walgreens Stores

"We are expanding access to UnitedHealthcare Medicare resources to better serve our members,...

discovered 4 months ago on TEST Business Wire Releases via Yahoo Finance
Walgreens, UnitedHealthcare Team Up to Boost Medicare Services

Walgreens Boots Alliance WBA, in collaboration with UnitedHealthcare, recently announced plans to...

discovered 4 months ago on Zacks via Yahoo Finance
Price Tactics Slows Generics Uptake by Medicare Plans

Medicare prescription plans are much slower to cover new generic drugs than private plans, according...

discovered 4 months ago on MSN News
[video]Medicare Open Enrollment: How to Find the Best Benefits

Medicare Plan Finder: This year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) redesigned the ...

discovered 4 months ago on TheStreet.com
'Medicare for All' will likely dominate the action at Wednesday's 2020 Democratic debate

During the Atlanta Democratic debate, Elizabeth Warren could face more heat over her Medicare for...

discovered 4 months ago on MSN News
The success of Medicare Advantage makes it a better policy choice than ‘Medicare for All’

People over 65 who turn on their TV or open their mailbox from late October through November can’t...

discovered 4 months ago on Market Watch
New benefits under Medicare Advantage could include meal delivery, air cleaners

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. Beginning this year and continuing into...

discovered 4 months ago on Market Watch
There's still time to make changes to your Medicare plan. Here's why that matters

"Each insurance carrier revisits their [drug] formulary and they renegotiate provider contracts,"...

discovered 4 months ago on CNBC
Medicare drug plan finder can steer seniors to higher costs

Ann Kayrish, Medicare expert for the National Council on Aging (NCOA) works in her office on...

discovered 4 months ago on seattlepi.com
Pricing Tactics Slow Uptake of Generic Drugs by Medicare Plans

Medicare prescription plans are much slower to cover new generic drugs than private plans, according...

discovered 4 months ago on Bloomberg
Pacific pharmacy students help seniors navigate Medicare Part D plans

Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and staffed primarily by student pharmacists 65 years...

discovered 4 months ago on The Stockton Record
Kinney Drugs Offers Free Program For Seniors To Compare Medicare Plans

It’s an important time of year for people 65 and older: the Medicare open enrollment period is...

discovered 4 months ago on WSYR 9 Syracuse
‘Medicare for All’ is a signature policy of Elizabeth Warren’s 2020 campaign. So, why isn’t she...

Greg Buntz had listened for over an hour as Elizabeth Warren gave a stump speech and answered...

discovered 4 months ago on The Virginian-Pilot
Plans by Warren and Sanders Neglect Logic, Math, and Honesty – Reason.com

Meanwhile, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I–Vt.) would like to spend as much as $97.5 trillion over the next...

discovered 4 months ago on Reason.com
WellCare to Offer Medicare Advantage Plans in Seattle Metropolitan Area in 2020

For more information about WellCare, please visit the company's website at wellcare.com. View original content to download multimedia:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/wellcare-to-offer ...

discovered 4 months ago on Market Watch
Medicare open enrollment brings out the scam artists: Here’s what to watch out for

Others are trying to get your Social Security number or other information to use in identity fraud....

discovered 4 months ago on OregonLive.com
Carla Fried: This Thanksgiving, have a chat with your loved ones about Medicare

A study by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that barely one in 10 Medicare enrollees who paid for...

discovered 4 months ago on Journal Gazette & Times-Courier
UNITED HEALTHCARE./MEDIASPACE

In a Medicare Advantage plan you deserve. Introducing AARP® Medicare Advantage Walgreens plans from UnitedHealthcare® UnitedHealthcare ...

discovered 4 months ago on Winston-Salem Journal
Need help with Medicare? Attend a meeting - The Andalusia Star-News

Alabama Regional Council on Aging (SARCOA) said there will be three enrollment events. “Medicare...

discovered 4 months ago on The Andalusia Star-News
Shopping For The New Medicare Advantage Supplemental Benefits

Beginning this year and continuing into 2020, Medicare Advantage plans (ones from private insurers)...

discovered 4 months ago on Forbes