The Scoop: September 25, 2019 Edition

In this edition: Average individual-market premiums barely budging for 2020 Short-term plans with longer duration now available in Arizona Judge allows Florida Blue to continue to require agents to be captive Indiana residents file suit…


2020: The year of the $1 premium increase?

For five years straight, I’ve spent countless hours from May through September digging through hundreds of insurance carrier filings to track their annual premium rate change filings. My goal: to offer consumers a solid forecast…



Trump whipsaws GOP on drug pricing

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has denounced the Democratic proposal as “socialist price controls,” and vowed to block any vote on it. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images President Donald Trump is turning up the heat on…


Trial approaching in Sutter Health antitrust case

Spurred in part by the Affordable Care Act, hospitals across the country have merged to form massive medical systems in the belief it would simplify the process for patients. But a simpler bill doesn’t always…