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Trump administration puts skimpy health insurance plans in place

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NEW YORK The Trump administration on Tuesday issued a finalized rule that will enable millions of Americans to buy skimpy health insurance plans that do not comply with key Obamacare coverage requirements, marking its latest effort to chip away at the healthcare law. 

Private equity firm Veritas to buy Cotiviti in $4.9 billion deal

Private equity firm Veritas Capital on Tuesday agreed to buy Cotiviti Holdings Inc in a $4.9 billion deal to expand its Verscend healthcare IT business.

Jun 19 2018

Monday Morning Briefing

Good morning. While Mexicans jumping in jubilation after their World Cup victory set off earthquake detectors, a real quake unfolded in Osaka, Japan's second largest city, causing havoc and killing at least three people.

China, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Turkey Jun 18 2018

Soaring costs, loss of benefits top Americans' healthcare worries: Reuters/Ipsos poll

For over a year now, Americans have listed healthcare as the most important problem facing the country, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling.

U.S., Health Jun 15 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

Hypertension costly to patients, society

(Reuters Health) - Each year, U.S. adults with high blood pressure incur almost $2,000 more in annual healthcare costs, according to a new study

Jun 11 2018

KKR to take Envision private for $5.57 billion in healthcare push

KKR & Co said on Monday it will buy Envision Healthcare Corp , one of biggest U.S. providers of physicians to hospitals, in a deal valued at $5.57 billion as it builds up its healthcare portfolio. | Video

Jun 11 2018

KKR nears agreement to acquire Envision for about $5.5 billion: source

Private equity firm KKR & Co is nearing an agreement to acquire U.S. physician services provider Envision Healthcare Corp for $46 a share, or about $5.5 billion, a person familiar with the deal told Reuters on Sunday.

Jun 10 2018

Insurer lobby group weighs in on Obamacare individual mandate case

Removing certain provisions tied to the Affordable Care Act, former U.S. President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, could strike out important consumer protections and potentially harm millions of Americans, a trade association that represents U.S. health insurers said on Friday. | Video

U.S., Health Jun 08 2018

U.S. Justice Department says Obamacare individual mandate unconstitutional

WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday that the part of Obamacare requiring individuals to have health insurance is unconstitutional, an unusual move that could lead to stripping away some of the most significant and popular parts of the law.