August 31, 2015

Some 70% of employers have curbed cost increase by focusing on employee wellness and 76% did so by adding or expanding consumer-directed plans

August 22, 2015

Health insurers are responding by “changing their fundamental business model,” PwC’s Health Research Institute noted in its report on U.S. health industry trends in the wake of the Affordable Care Act. 

August 22, 2015

Driven by the funding priorities of health reform under the Affordable Care Act, primary care physicians once again are moving to the center of American health care.

August 22, 2015

Variations in how states have implemented the insurance eligibility provisions of the Affordable Care Act have “led to highly diverse, geographically dependent health reform experiences,” noted PwC’s Health Research Institute, and made the states “key players in health reform.”

August 22, 2015

“A profound, and likely irreversible, impact on the business of health care.” That’s the effect the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act already has had in the five years since its passage and enactment into law, PricewaterhouseCoopers said. 

August 22, 2015

Health reform is spawning new risk-sharing patient-care initiatives that are shifting the focus of health delivery.

August 21, 2015

The August Kaiser Health Tracking Poll, which was released Thursday, found that bipartisan majorities of the public are in favor of lowering the costs of prescription drugs, and that opinions of the Affordable Care Act remain "largely unchanged." 

July 31, 2015

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services this week announced that they expect the average premium for a basic Medicare Part D prescription drug plan in 2016 to remain stable at about $32.50 per month.

July 28, 2015

Americans feel healthier under the Affordable Care Act, according to a study published on Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

July 9, 2015

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores submitted a statement for the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing titled “Medicaid at 50: Strengthening and Sustaining the Program” emphasizing the role pharmacy plays in providing convenient, accessible, and cost-effective health services to Medicaid beneficiaries.

June 25, 2015

In a major victory for the administration of President Barack Obama, the Supreme Court issued on Thursday a 6-3 decision in King v. Burwell, upholding tax credits to help lower income individuals and families buy health insurance.

June 2, 2015

CVS Health is partnering with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to promote an online tool, which provides recommendations from clinical experts for the personalized preventive services patients should receive based on their age and gender, the company has announced.

April 14, 2015

Total dollars spent on prescriptions in the U.S. were up 13.1%.

April 7, 2015

Private health insurance exchange enrollment doubled to 6 million covered, accordiing to an Accenture report released Tuesday. 

March 4, 2015

In a meeting with nearly two dozen leaders representing consumers, insurers, providers and business leaders, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell on Jan. 26 announced measurable goals and a timeline to move the Medicare program, and the healthcare system at large, toward paying providers based on the quality of care they give patients.

February 20, 2015

GoHealth announced that Walgreens part-time employees are able to enroll in GoHealth’s online marketplace.

January 29, 2015

If its goal of expanding health coverage to more Americans is fully realized, the Affordable Care Act could end up pulling as many as 30 million more people into the ranks of the newly insured. That means rising prescription counts and more patients at pharmacy counters and in drug store aisles, but it also poses challenges in managing and educating patients about their benefits.


January 27, 2015

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced goals and a timeline to move the Medicare program toward paying providers based on the quality of care they give patients.


January 6, 2015

As newly insured Americans begin using their 2015 benefits under the Affordable Care Act, Walgreens will again provide medication assistance to those patients who may have difficulty using their new insurance coverage.

December 18, 2014

As out-of-pocket expenses rise, many Americans say that the affordability of basic medical care is a hardship and, as a result, some are forgoing treatment because they are worried about cost, according to a recent national poll conducted by The New York Times and CBS News.

December 9, 2014

The Department of Health and Human Services on Tuesday awarded $36.3 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 1,113 health centers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and seven U.S. Territories.

November 21, 2014

According to reports, House Republicans filed a lawsuit Friday charging the Obama administration with overreaching in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. 

November 13, 2014

CVS Health is embarking on an outreach campaign to help customers understand the insurance options during the upcoming Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment period of Nov. 15 to Feb. 15.

November 13, 2014

To help customers prepare for the upcoming Affordable Care Act enrollment period, Rite Aid is once again providing convenient and comprehensive resources to assist them in choosing the best health insurance choices for themselves and their families.