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UBH Slammed By Judge For Fiduciary Failure: Can The Case Help Us Understand Corporate Greed?

Judge’s blistering decision in class action suit against UnitedHealth group’s United Behavioral Health for illegally denying mental health benefits to subscribers raises the questions: How does greed take hold in corporate decision-making? What structu…

Walgreens Braces For Amazon’s Beauty Care Play

Amazon’s plan to open grocery stores with beauty and personal care products comes as Walgreens Boots Alliance steps up its e-commerce in food and beauty.

Doctors Lean Toward ‘Medicare For Some’

National groups want to expand Medicare though not via a single payer version for “All.”

Oscar’s Obamacare Expansion Boosts Enrollment, Narrows Loss

Oscar Health said it narrowed its “statutory net loss to $57 million in 2018 from $131 million in 2017” after growing Obamacare enrollment to 240,000.

Walgreens: Microsoft Scientists Working On ‘Store Of The Future’

Walgreens Boots Alliance said Microsoft is engaged in a “research project” focused on improving the drugstore chain’s data capabilities to create the “store of the future.”

Urgent Care Centers Eclipse 8,700 As Walgreens, CVS Emerge

The number of U.S. urgent care centers rose 8% to 8,774 last year from 8,125 in 2017, a new report from the Urgent Care Association shows.

Rite Aid’s PBM Has New CEO Amid Speculation About Its Future

Rite Aid hired a new CEO for its pharmacy benefit manager EnvisionRxOptions amid speculation about the PBM’s future.

Baby Boomers To Push U.S. Health Spending To $6 Trillion By 2027

U.S. health spending is projected to grow 5.5% a year from 2018 to 2027, reaching nearly $6 trillion, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Office of the Actuary said.

Blue Cross Plans Launch Food Delivery To Address Social Determinants

Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in Illinois and Texas are launching a food delivery service to help consumers access healthy meals in “food deserts” located in Chicago and Dallas.

In Medicare For All Battle, Insurers Tout Democratic Allies

The health insurance industry is touting bipartisan Congressional support of private Medicare Advantage as some Democrats tout a single-payer version of Medicare for All.

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