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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

Dec 13 2017

Obamacare sign-ups rise but overall enrollment set to fall

NEW YORK The number of consumers who signed up for 2018 Obamacare health insurance surpassed the 1 million mark in the second-to-last week of enrollment, the government said on Wednesday, but it did not appear to be enough to grow the program.

Dec 04 2017

CVS, Aetna executives defend $69 billion deal to skeptical Wall Street

NEW YORK CVS Health Corp and Aetna Inc said on Monday their $69 billion deal to combine the pharmacy and drug benefit manager and the No. 3 U.S. health insurer would transform healthcare and deliver cost savings, but investors took a pessimistic view of the combination in the short term. | Video

Dec 04 2017

CVS-Aetna deal to change how big employers buy health benefits

NEW YORK CVS Health Corp's proposed purchase of Aetna Inc will change the way many major U.S. corporations buy health coverage for employees and raise new questions over the cost of those benefits, benefit consultants said. | Video

Dec 04 2017

CVS Health to acquire Aetna for $69 billion in year's largest acquisition

U.S. drugstore chain operator CVS Health Corp said on Sunday it had agreed to acquire U.S. health insurer Aetna Inc for $69 billion, seeking to tackle soaring healthcare spending through lower-cost medical services in pharmacies. | Video

Dec 01 2017

Exclusive: CVS eyes major expansion of health clinics with Aetna deal - sources

NEW YORK CVS Health Corp is planning to significantly expand health services at its retail pharmacies if it completes a more than $66 billion deal for insurer Aetna Inc , a move that could save more than $1 billion annually, people familiar with the matter said.

Dec 01 2017

Exclusive: U.S. health regulator Verma eyes new methods for drug pricing

NEW YORK The U.S. government is considering setting new payment methods aimed at curbing costs for Medicare and Medicaid coverage of breakthrough medical treatments with very high prices, particularly novel gene-based therapies for cancer and other diseases, a top health official said on Thursday.

Nov 13 2017

Trump taps ex-pharma executive Azar as U.S. health secretary

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Monday said he is nominating former pharmaceutical executive and industry lobbyist Alex Azar to serve as U.S. Health and Human Services secretary, saying Azar would push to lower the price of medicines.

Nov 09 2017

Health insurer Anthem eases restrictions on Sarepta's Duchenne treatment

NEW YORK Health insurer Anthem Inc has eased access to Sarepta Therapeutics' treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and on Thursday changed its reimbursement policy on its website to "medically necessary."

Nov 09 2017

Consumers sign up for Obamacare 2018 individual plans despite uncertainty

NEW YORK Consumer sign-ups for Obamacare individual insurance plans were more than 600,000 during the first week of enrollment for 2018, a U.S. health agency said on Thursday, a positive sign for insurers who take part in the healthcare program that Republicans are trying to undo.

Nov 08 2017

Humana outlines 2018 growth challenges, shares fall

NEW YORK Health insurer Humana Inc on Wednesday said its 2018 profit growth would be "a bit below" 11 percent as the specialist in Medicare healthcare for the elderly and disabled faces off against challenges such as the reinstatement of a 3 percent industry-wide health insurance tax.


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