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salemnews.com - Christian M. Wade Statehouse Reporter - Health insurers see huge profits
Health insurers see huge profits
Salem News

BOSTON — The state's biggest health insurers collectively saw a surge in profits last year, amid a drop in claims from the pandemic, according to a new report. Collectively, 10 of the state's largest health plans reported $637 million in net…

financialexpress.com - BrandWagon Online - Max Bupa Health Insurance rebrands as Niva Bupa
Max Bupa Health Insurance rebrands as Niva Bupa
The Financial Express

Max Bupa Health Insurance on Friday announced that it has rebranded itself as Niva Bupa. Backed by True North and Bupa, Niva Bupa will democratise the health insurance category by bringing more thrust on customer touchpoints and introducing a host…

nytimes.com - Aishvarya Kavi - How the HIPAA Law Works
How the HIPAA Law Works
The New York Times

As September beckons people back to the office and the highly infectious Delta variant of the coronavirus spreads rapidly across the country, workplaces are navigating a range of challenges, including whether to require employees to be vaccinated…

indiatvnews.com - PTI - Star Health IPO: Private health insurer files papers with Sebi
Star Health IPO: Private health insurer files papers with Sebi
IndiaTV News

Star Health and Allied Insurance Company has filed preliminary papers with capital markets regulator Sebi to raise funds through an initial share sale. The initial public offer (IPO) comprises a fresh issue of equity shares worth Rs 2,000 crore and…

startribune.com - Patrick Kennedy - UnitedHealth, Peloton join to meet at-home fitness trends during pandemic
UnitedHealth, Peloton join to meet at-home fitness trends during pandemic
Star Tribune

Starting in September, people with UnitedHealthcare insurance will be able to access Peloton's multidisciplinary classes for one year as part of their benefits. The move is in part because of a shift from fitness clubs to at-home exercise, the…

techcrunch.com - Christine Hall - Khosla Ventures leads Even's $5M seed to give India the kind of healthcare their insurance doesn't
Khosla Ventures leads Even's $5M seed to give India the kind of healthcare their insurance doesn't
TechCrunch

Image Credits: alexsl / Getty Images The global pandemic highlighted inefficiencies and inconsistencies in healthcare systems around the world. Even co-founders Mayank Banerjee, Matilde Giglio and Alessandro Ialongo say nowhere is this more evident…

kff.org - Juliette Cubanski Follow @jcubanski - What's the Latest on Medicare Drug Price Negotiations?
What's the Latest on Medicare Drug Price Negotiations?
KFF

Prescription drug costs are a major concern for consumers and a fiscal challenge for public and private payers, representing 10% of national health spending and nearly 20% of health benefit costs for large employers and Medicare. In response…

vice.com - 'WE ALL QUIT': How America's Workers Are Taking Back Their Power - VICE
'WE ALL QUIT': How America's Workers Are Taking Back Their Power - VICE
Vice Media

On the Clock is Motherboard's reporting on the organized labor movement, gig work, automation, and the future of work. Something remarkable is happening in fast food establishments, retail stores, and restaurants across America. You may have seen…

oregonlive.com - Hillary Borrud | The Oregonian/OregonLive - Spending to influence Oregon's Legislature topped $25 million this session, led by drug industry
Spending to influence Oregon's Legislature topped $25 million this session, led by drug industry
oregonlive

Pharmaceutical companies spent nearly $2 million on lobbying during Oregon's legislative session this year, as the drug industry worked to block lawmakers' proposal to create a board empowered to set price limits for the costliest medicines. It…

reuters.com - Brendan Pierson - Judge tosses Humana, Centene RICO suits over Suboxone
Judge tosses Humana, Centene RICO suits over Suboxone
Reuters

Judge finds indirect plaintiffs lacked RICO standing MDL over alleged scheme to suppress competition remains pending The company and law firm names shown above are generated automatically based on the text of the article. We are improving this…

businessfortnight.com - Max Bupa Health Insurance Rebrands As Niva Bupa
Max Bupa Health Insurance Rebrands As Niva Bupa
businessfortnight.com

~Niva Bupa Health Insurance Company Limited (formerly known as Max Bupa Health Insurance Company Limited) to maintain strong growth in the market; Plans to become INR 2,500 crore entity by FY 21-22~ ~No impact on customers and partners; All changes…

publicintegrity.org - April Simpson - Resistance to Medicaid expansion creates different health care access along state borders
Resistance to Medicaid expansion creates different health care access along state borders
Center for Public Integrity

An old bridge winds across the river between Minnesota and Wisconsin, where Lake Superior Community Health Center maintains sites less than six miles apart. That bridge, says CEO Jessie Peterson, represents a barrier to how easily low-income…

msnbc.com - Jessica Levinson  - Behind Marjorie Taylor Greene's latest Covid misinformation stunt
Behind Marjorie Taylor Greene's latest Covid misinformation stunt
MSNBC

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., was temporarily kicked off Twitter this week (again) for violating its policy regarding posts containing misinformation about Covid-19. It turns out that posting lies and deceptions about a raging pandemic can…

truthout.org - C.J. Polychroniou - Medicare for All Rallies in 50 Cities Show Big Support for Universal Health Care
Medicare for All Rallies in 50 Cities Show Big Support for Universal Health Care
Truthout

The United States is one of the richest countries in the world, yet its poverty rates are higher and its safety nets are far weaker than those of other industrialized nations. It is also the only large rich country without universal health care. In…

cnbc.com - Morgan Smith - 4 steps to take before making your side hustle your full-time job, according to experts
4 steps to take before making your side hustle your full-time job, according to experts
CNBC

During the Covid-19 pandemic, millions of Americans faced layoffs, pay cuts and reduced hours, leading them to search for new, creative ways to make money. For some, that meant turning to a new, lucrative source of income: the side hustle. To start…

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