Centene to sell Obamacare plans in Nevada next year – report

Centene Corp, one of the largest players in the Obamacare individual insurance market, will offer Obamacare plans in 14 rural counties of Nevada in 2018, the Nevada Independent reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Nevada was left without insurance coverage after U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc said last week it would pare back its Obamacare offerings in the state exchange next year.

Warren Blocks Trump’s Pick for Antitrust Chief

Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren put a "hold" on the confirmation of Makan Delrahim, President Donald Trump's nominee to run the Justice Department's antitrust division, delaying a vote until at least September, according to two people familiar with the matter.  The delay means Delrahim remains on the outside as Justice Department lawyers wrap up their investigation of AT&T Inc. and Time Warner Inc.'s proposed $85.4 billion merger and start early talks with company representatives about possible conditions that could secure approval. AT&T's bid for the owner of CNN and HBO would reshape the media landscape and has drawn fire from Trump.

Health Insurers to Fill Gaps in Ohio’s Individual Coverage Market

Five health insurance companies in Ohio, including Molina Healthcare Inc., have stepped up to sell health plans in 19 counties that would have been without Obamacare individual coverage in 2018, the state's insurance regulator said. Ohio's Department of Insurance said it had worked to draw in insurers for the 20 counties that were left without an option after others, including Anthem Inc., said it would exit in 2018.

Maine residents pushing back against premium hikes

Maine residents are lambasting health care insurers for proposing double-digit premium hikes they say would hurt the state's middle and lower classes. Harvard Pilgrim and Anthem Inc. have both said they may leave the Affordable Care Act marketplace in the nation's oldest state next year, citing rising health care costs driven by pharmaceutical drug prices and uncertainty over the health care law's future.

Anthem will pay $115 million to settle the biggest ever data breach in healthcare

Health insurer Anthem Inc. agreed to pay $115 million to resolve consumer claims over a 2015 cyber attack that compromised data on 78.8 million people, marking what attorneys in the case called the largest data-breach settlement in history. The proposed accord, which would end class-action lawsuits filed in several states, requires approval from a federal judge in San Jose, Calif .

Trump says Obamacare in a death spiral,a urges Congress to act

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that the Obamacare healthcare system is in a "death spiral" and must be reformed soon, a day after insurer Anthem Inc announced it would withdraw from the Ohio healthcare insurance exchange next year. Trump has struggled to get a healthcare package passed by the U.S. Congress even though his Republican Party controls both the House of Representatives and the Senate.

U.S. Appeals Court Upholds Ruling That Blocks Proposed Anthem-Cigna Deal

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, in a split decision issued Friday, upheld a lower court's ruling that had blocked a proposed $54 billion merger of Anthem Inc. and Cigna Corp., two of the largest health insurers in the U.S. The U.S. District Court ruled in February that the proposed deal combining the two insurers should not be allowed because it would lead to higher prices for consumers, as VMail reported .

Anthem singer at Heat-76ers game kneels during performance

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