The Trump administration on Tuesday unveiled a final rule intended to make it easier for small employers and certain self-employed individuals to form so-called "association health plans" (AHPs) to purchase insurance.
American Medical Association (AMA) President Barbara McAneny says, "After very careful consideration over the past months, the AMA has come to the conclusion that [the proposed] merger [between CVS Health and Aetna] would likely substantially lessen competition in many health care markets, to the detriment of patients."
With the news that Atul Gawande will lead the new Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase health care venture, we pulled together our past coverage of Gawande to understand his views on the current state and future potential of the U.S. health care system.
Atul Gawande—a prominent surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital who is widely viewed as an expert on patient safety—will lead the new Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase health care venture, the three companies announced Wednesday.
Faced with what experts consider an "epidemic of physician discontent," some U.S. hospitals are hiring chief wellness officers to focus on fighting the issue, Lucette Lagnado reports for the Wall Street Journal.
Private equity firms are buying health care companies and consolidating sectors of the market, and industry stakeholders are concerned the result could be less price transparency, fewer options, and higher prices for consumers, Shelby Livingston reports for Modern Healthcare.
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