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July 21, 2014

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From Health Plan Week - UnitedHealth Group kicked off the second-quarter earnings season by beating Wall Street expectations with its results released on July 17, despite a slight 2% earnings dip from the same period of 2013. Market watchers said the ability of the insurance giant to keep costs under control and shore up deficiencies speaks to its overall long-term strength. Unfortunately for UnitedHealth’s competitors, however, it has been some years since UnitedHealth was considered a bellwether for other industry players, because its size and diverse business lines seemingly make it impervious to too much pain in a challenging marketplace, market watchers say. Read more

Health insurers and PBMs are stepping up efforts to detect and stop… Read more

E-payments are increasingly a part of the payer-provider relationship, but like many… Read more

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July 22, 2014
D.C. Appeals Court Bars Subsidies for Federal Exchanges

D.C. Appeals Court Bars Subsidies for Federal Exchanges http://tinyurl.com/ohrmbx5

July 17, 2014
Are Fla. Insurers Hiding Exchange Rate Hikes?

Are Fla. Insurers hiding exchange rate hikes? http://tinyurl.com/qeu6kwa

July 17, 2014
Humana deal with Tenet includes ACO

Humana deal with Tenet includes ACO. http://tinyurl.com/qjtxqhl

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