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On Tuesday, the two agencies regulating health insurance in California approved the $6.8 billion acquisition of Health Net by Centene Corp., clearing away the final hurdle to the deal.
Legislators hope to stop “surprise” medical bills that have many patients livid and are pitting health plans and consumer advocates against the state’s leading physician group.
But Mark Bertolini wants the marketplaces to better serve young people, who define healthy as “looking good in their underwear.”
Most consumers in California don’t know they can complain to the state about their health plan. Soon, insurers might be required to tell them how.
The authority of the Department of Managed Health Care in California’s dual-agency system has grown in recent years. The agency now regulates 88 percent of the commercial market.
Health law requirements that small employers offer insurance to full-time workers prompted some fast-food restaurants to convert more employees to part time. Now owners are rethinking that approach.
Congress left it to states to determine whether private Medigap plans are sold to the more than 9 million disabled people younger than 65 who qualify for Medicare. The result: rules vary across the country.
The phrase often used for government-run health care means different things to different people. Here are five points to help explain the Democrats’ policy clash.