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UnitedHealth parts ways with AHIP

UnitedHealth Group, the nation's largest for-profit health insurer, is calling it quits with the industry's largest trade group, America's Health Insurance Plans.

10 new 'breakthrough' drugs to cost $50B for Medicare, Medicaid over next decade

Medicare and Medicaid will have to spend almost $50 billion to cover just 10 new specialty medications in the next 10 years, according to a new report from Avalere Health.

Pharmacies sue CVS Caremark over privacy issues

Patient and physician privacy apparently are being compromised in all kinds of ways in Texas. In just the past few days, we've learned that: * The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has

Karen Ignagni- 9 People to Watch in Healthcare

Name: Karen Ignagni Location: Washington, DC Profession: President and CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Fast facts: Once dubbed as one of the top three "Top Guns" of all trade

AHIP: Medicare Advantage is better deal than FFS Medicare

Health plan industry trade group America's Health Insurance Plans has released a study concluding that Medicare Advantage plans may be doing a better job of controlling costs and preventing harm to

Study: Hospitals could lose money on public option plan

Across the political spectrum, there's debate as to the effect a government-run public option plan would have on the healthcare industry, as a whole. Most of the arguments seem to center on whether

SPOTLIGHT: Health plan association head in spotlight

If you've been around a while in healthcare, one can hardly miss Karen Ignani, head of the America's Health Insurance Plans. Of late, she's become even more visible, as health plans are deeply

Groups plan protest at AHIP meeting

If you've got a bone to pick with the health plan industry, you aren't the only one. A collection of consumer advocacy groups have set plans to hold protests at the upcoming AHIP convention, arguing

Healthcare players offer plan to cut costs by $2 trillion

This week the country's power players in the health plan, hospital, physician and union world--among others--have come together to propose what could turn out to be an astonishing change. The groups

Giving away the store on health reform

I admire the spirit in which Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) is attempting to build health reform consensus by proposing changes that will be palatable to the America's Health Insurance Plans and its