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How do health insurers spend your premiums? Mostly on Rx drugs, AHIP analysis shows.

May 30, 2018

Matt Eyles, incoming president and CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans, says, "Plans use a meaningful part of premiums to make coverage more efficient and effective, but as prescription drug prices and medical costs continue to rise, it forces premiums higher for hardworking American families."

JPMorgan CEO: The 6 'critical problems' the Amazon-Berkshire-JPMorgan venture will take on

April 9, 2018

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon in an annual letter writes that JPMorgan's joint venture with Amazon and Berkshire Hathaway to launch a health care company "will start very small," but the companies are "optimistic."

Weekly Line: Before you 'time travel' this Sunday, here's how to protect your health

March 9, 2018

Many myths surround the longstanding time-changing practice known as "daylight saving time."

Apple wants to run its own onsite medical clinics for its employees

February 28, 2018

A website published by Apple states that the new group of health care clinics, called AC Wellness, "is an independent medical practice dedicated to delivering compassionate, effective health care to the Apple employee population."

Employee wellness programs might not be effective right away, research suggests

January 30, 2018

David Molitor, one of the study's researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, says the findings suggest that "broad-stroke wellness programs may not be effective at targeting certain groups of employees who may need it the most," particularly in the short term.

CVS + Aetna: How the $69B merger could shake up the health care industry

December 4, 2017

Observers say the proposed deal aims to combine Aetna's medical expertise with CVS Health's pharmacy locations to create sites for convenient, local care—and stem rising health care costs.

Weekly Line: Trying to pack your Thanksgiving table with 'superfoods'? Don't bother, experts say

November 17, 2017

There's no question that Thanksgiving dinner can be a gut-buster: One illustrative mealassembled by the Calorie Control Council—including cheeseballs, turkey, bread stuffing, green bean casserole, pecan pie, and more—contained a whopping 3,150 calories.

Judge orders EEOC to reconsider certain provisions of workplace wellness rules

August 24, 2017

The rules dictate how companies may implement workplace wellness programs under the Affordable Care Act.

How this health system is helping foster kids transition out of foster homes

August 7, 2017

Memorial Healthcare's Healthy Youth Transitions uses evidence-based prevention and early intervention to help individuals ages 15 to 22 who are aging out of Florida's foster care system.

Weekly Line: Stressed about health reform? Try getting a dog.

August 4, 2017

If you've been closely following Weekly Line, you'll know that the past few weeks have been filled with uncertainty regarding Republicans' health reform strategy: which plan they would vote on, which senators would vote no, and now whether the Trump administration will continue making cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers.
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