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Zoom, a medical group and insurer, is targeting millennials in Oregon and Washington with quick, accessible care as well as fitness, yoga and cooking classes.
UnitedHealthcare said Tuesday it will leave most of the 34 states in which it offers health insurance under Obamacare, but Nevada and Virginia are two markets it will retain a presence. Company officials would not say if the changes would affect customers in California, but United had a small portion of the Covered California market.
A Kaiser Family Foundation analysis released Monday, a day ahead of UnitedHealth’s expected announcement, finds 1.1 million consumers would have no choice in health insurance plans if the giant insurer drops out of Obamacare marketplaces as threatened.
Some families may have difficulty removing eligible children from Medi-Cal and consolidating everyone’s coverage under a single health plan.
The state insurance commissioner and consumer advocates expressed skepticism at a hearing on the huge insurance deal.
Anthem and Cigna must persuade insurance commissioner Dave Jones their proposed $54 billion mega-merger is a good thing.
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.