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WSJ: Cigna, Humana exploring insurance mega-merger

Fierce Healthcare

A health insurance megamerger is reportedly brewing. | The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter, reported on Wednesday that payer giants Cigna and Humana are exploring a combination that could shake up the power dynamics of the industry.

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Key Trends: Patient experience data reveal how insurers and middlemen impose barriers in health care


The Patient Experience Survey (PES) series continues to reveal how health insurance is not working as it should for too many Americans — especially vulnerable groups.

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In their own words: Insured Americans struggle to navigate complex coverage


A survey of more than 5,000 Americans conducted with Ipsos found that nearly 40% of insured Americans struggle to understand what their health insurance covers.

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STAT+: Cigna, Humana in talks to merge into health insurance giant, per report


Cigna and Humana are in discussions to merge, a potential move that would create a health insurance and prescription drug benefits titan with approximately $300 billion of annual revenue. A proposed transaction would almost certainly prompt a close review from antitrust enforcers at the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission.

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Self-insured employers pay more for medical procedures than fully insured employers: study

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Self-insured employers pay more for a host of medical procedures than fully insured employers, and just why should be investigated by policymakers, according to a

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How much is Mounjaro without insurance?

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Is Mounjaro covered by insurance? | How much does Mounjaro cost without insurance? | How to get Mounjaro without insurance Mounjaro (tirzepatide) is a brand-name prescription drug FDA-approved to control blood sugar levels in people with Type 2 diabetes. Only some insurance providers will cover it. mL of 5 mg/0.5

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Insurance Coverage is Lagging in a Golden Age of Obesity Treatment

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Antiobesity medications are considered to be 'vanity drugs' by many private insurers, and the refusal to cover obesity treatment is counterproductive because of obesity's many health consequences.