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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Jun 21 2018

Oscar to expand individual health insurance to more states

NEW YORK, June 21 Oscar Health, which began selling individual health insurance in New York for the 2014 launch of the Obamacare exchanges, on Thursday announced plans to expand into Florida, Michigan and Arizona next year, even as the Trump administration seeks to undercut that marketplace with cheaper insurance products.

Jun 20 2018

Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan name Atul Gawande CEO of healthcare venture

NEW YORK Well-regarded surgeon and author Atul Gawande, a critic of his industry's medical practices, will lead the new company being formed by Amazon.com Inc, Berkshire Hathaway Inc and JPMorgan Chase & Co that aims to cut U.S. employee healthcare costs, the companies said on Wednesday.

Jun 11 2018

Fed up with rising costs, big U.S. firms dig into healthcare

SAN JOSE, Calif. At its Silicon Valley headquarters, network gear maker Cisco Systems Inc is going to unusual lengths to take control of the relentless increase in its U.S. healthcare costs. | Video

Jun 05 2018

U.S. drug prices hit by insurer tactic against copay assistance: analysis

NEW YORK A recently adopted tactic by U.S. health plans to limit the financial assistance drugmakers provide directly to consumers for prescription medicines is taking a toll on drug prices, according to a new analysis released on Tuesday.

May 03 2018

Cigna first quarter profit beats but shares drop on Express Scripts worries

Cigna Corp reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit and raised its full-year forecast on Thursday, but investors remained concerned about its planned $52 billion acquisition of Express Scripts Holding Co , sending shares 2.6 percent lower.

May 02 2018

Humana CEO emphasizes partnerships, no clues on a major deal

The head of Humana Inc on Wednesday said the U.S. health insurer is focused on corporate partnerships and small deals to create health clinics, curbing investor hopes of an imminent major transaction as the sector undergoes a seismic consolidation.

Apr 17 2018

UnitedHealth earnings ease investor worries over flu season, stock up

UnitedHealth Group Inc , the largest U.S. health insurer, on Tuesday reassured investors that the pervasive flu season did not crimp first-quarter earnings as had been feared, boosting its shares as well as those of rivals.

Apr 04 2018

Ohio regulator orders insurers, benefit managers to give lowest drug price

The Ohio Department of Insurance said on Wednesday that pharmacy benefit managers and insurers would have to disclose the lowest price for a prescription drug for Ohio consumers, part of a move to prevent insured consumers potentially paying more than those without insurance.

Apr 03 2018

U.S. Obamacare 2018 exchange enrollment drops 3 percent: CMS

About 11.8 million consumers nationwide enrolled in 2018 Obamacare exchange plans, a 3 percent drop from last year when 12.2 million consumers signed up, according to a final government tally released on Tuesday by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Apr 02 2018

U.S. government sets 3.40 percent hike in 2019 payments to Medicare insurers

The U.S. government on Monday said it would increase by 3.40 percent on average 2019 payments to the health insurers that manage Medicare Advantage insurance plans for seniors and the disabled, a higher-than-expected rise reflecting a projection of higher medical cost growth.

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