Sutter Health settles class action antitrust lawsuit

Sutter Health’s tentative settlement in its class action lawsuit means the not-for-profit hospital giant will likely get to keep more details about its allegedly anticompetitive contracting practices hidden than if the case had gone to…


The Scoop: October 16 Edition

In this edition Open enrollment underway in California; window shopping available in several states Medicare open enrollment started October 15 Idaho Medicaid expansion starts January 2020 — enrollment begins November 1, 2019 North Carolina’s transition…



The hazy science around vaping safety

The ongoing epidemic, which is mostly but not entirely tied to black market vapes containing the marijuana component THC, has killed at least 27 people and sickened nearly 1,300 as of Friday. It caught the…





The Scoop: October 9 Edition

In this edition Window shopping available in five state-run exchanges, with more coming soon. Colorado has published a proposal for a new “State Plan” that would be offered statewide as of 2022. Maine is taking…


Hospitals lose under public option plan in Colorado

Colorado state agencies unveiled a draft proposal of a public insurance option on Monday that they say could reduce residents’ average monthly premiums, largely by paying hospitals less. The draft report on the so-called state…