UnitedHealth Group Inc. agreed to buy Catamaran Corp. for about $12.8 billion, bulking up its drug- benefits business to get better negotiating power in talks with pharmaceutical companies over prices.
HealthSource RI, the state’s health benefits exchange, will host three enrollment assistance events across the state next month for residents eligible for a special enrollment period during tax season.
Bristol County again is the healthiest county in the state and Providence is the least, according to the sixth annual County Health Rankings by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.
The federal Department of Health and Human Services has announced that as a result of marketplace coverage and Medicaid expansion through the Affordable Care Act, hospital uncompensated care costs were reduced by an estimated $7.4 billion last year to $27.3 billion.
A new assessment on health care premiums for individuals and businesses included in Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s fiscal 2016 budget is expected to generate $11.2 million annually, money that will be used to fund HealthSource RI’s budget, its director said Wednesday.
Rhode Island Health Insurance Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Hittner turned the screws a little tighter last month to force lower medical costs and more-efficient care by the state's doctors and hospitals.
Amendments to the Affordable Standards …