Marketplace Issues/Stability

May 21, 2018
When Gaynor et al. originally released their “The Price Ain’t Right” report on the relationship between hospital prices and market structure in 2015, there were a number of questions and concerns about how they reached their conclusions. Now, with a revised version of that study just released, many…
Apr 24, 2018
Humana and two private equity firms yesterday announced a definitive agreement to acquire Curo Health Services, a hospice operator that provides care to patients at 245 locations in 22 states. The group is purchasing Curo for about $1.4 billion, in which Humana will have a 40% interest. The…
Apr 23, 2018
AHA comments to CMS on the proposed rule amending the definition of short-term, limited-duration health insurance.
Mar 30, 2018
Walmart is in preliminary talks to buy health insurer Humana, according to people familiar with the matter, the Wall Street Journal reported this week. The proposal would be the latest in a series of recent proposals involving retailers and others that could change the health care landscape.…
Mar 19, 2018
AHA and other healthcare related organizations stress the importance of congressional action to lower healthcare premiums. 
Mar 7, 2018
AHA yesterday urged the Department of Labor not to finalize a proposed rule that would allow employers, including sole proprietors, to form association health plans based on geography or industry. “While we appreciate the Department of Labor’s efforts, we are concerned that this rule fails to…
Mar 7, 2018
AHA's comments to Department of Labor on the proposed rule modifying the definition of “employer” under ERISA in order to expand access to association health plans (AHPs).
Mar 6, 2018
AHA, others urge Congress to move forward with bipartisan legislation to reduce premiums, improve affordability, and improve the individual health insurance market.
Feb 28, 2018
The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law held a hearing yesterday on CVS Health’s proposal to acquire health insurance company Aetna. CVS Health operates retail pharmacies, walk-in medical clinics, a pharmacy benefits management business, senior pharmacy…
Feb 21, 2018
The Departments of Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services, Feb. 20 issued proposed regulations that would expand access to short-term, limited-duration health plans.