Latest Health insurance providers News

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Janesville, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's falsehoods on virus, taxes and Bidens

Oct. 20, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Back fully campaigning after COVID-19 sidelined him, President Donald Trump returned to familiar form, spreading a litany of falsehoods. Over the weekend, he asserted yet again the virus was “rounding the corner” when it isn't, misrepresented Democratic rival Joe Biden's...

Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., speaks during an event for Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at Michigan State Fairgrounds in Novi, Mich., Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama boosts Peters' reelection bid in Michigan Senate ad

Oct. 20, 2020 5:34 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama gives a boost to Gary Peters of Michigan in a new ad released Tuesday by the Democratic senator's reelection campaign. The 30-second spot shows Obama lauding his “friend” Peters, who is facing a challenge from Republican John James. Peters...

President Donald Trump talks with voters after an NBC News Town Hall, at Perez Art Museum Miami, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump sees what others do not in the pandemic

Oct. 17, 2020 8:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — “I believe we’re rounding the corner." “We’re a winner on the excess mortality.” “We have the vaccines coming and we have the therapies coming.” “We have done an amazing job.” President Donald Trump sees in the pandemic what...

President Donald Trump arrives to speak to a campaign rally at Middle Georgia Regional Airport, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, in Macon, Ga. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The Latest: Trump tries to explain lower fundraising numbers

Oct. 16, 2020 7:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 7:55 p.m. President Donald Trump says he “could be the world’s greatest fundraiser,” but he doesn’t want to put in the work or have to “do things” in return for his donors. Trump claimed...

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, reacts to a comment made by Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., about the Houston Astros during the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)

AP FACT CHECK: Sen. Cruz scrambles the stats on Obamacare

Oct. 14, 2020 4:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators examining Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court heard a wildly inaccurate statement from one of their own Wednesday about how much health insurance premiums have risen since the inception of “Obamacare.” Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas scrambled the...

This July 12, 2019, photo shows the UnitedHealthcare headquarters in Minneapolis. UnitedHealth Group beat forecasts for its earnings in the third quarter, and the U.S.'s largest health insurance provider finally hiked its 2020 outlook after holding off while trying to sort out COVID-19’s impact. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

UnitedHealth tops profit forecast, finally hikes outlook

Oct. 14, 2020 11:29 AM EDT

UnitedHealth Group beat third-quarter earnings expectations and finally hiked its 2020 forecast after holding off while trying to gauge COVID-19’s impact. But the nation's largest health insurance provider also is thinking conservatively about its 2021 growth prospects as the coronavirus continues to...

Melissa Wilhelm Szymanski sits with her dog Cooper at home in Glastonbury, Conn., on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. Wilhelm Szymanski got sick earlier this year and wound up with a $3,200 bill because she wasn't diagnosed initially with COVID-19. Even though dozens of insurers and the federal government are offering to pick up all treatment costs during the pandemic, many holes remain for big bills to surprise patients. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

COVID-19 coverage safety net has plenty of holes in US

Oct. 11, 2020 9:41 AM EDT

COVID-19 can do more than torment patients physically. It also clobbers some financially. Even though many insurers and the U.S. government have offered to pick up or waive costs tied to the virus, holes remain for big bills to slip through and surprise patients. People who weren't able to get a test showing they...

Wolf seeks commission to rein in health care spending

Oct. 2, 2020 3:58 PM EDT

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on Friday proposed a new government commission that would aim to slow the growth in health care spending and improve affordability by establishing an annual cost benchmark and holding large health providers and insurers accountable to it. Patterned on a similar commission in...

FILE - In this May 14, 2019, file photo signage on the outside of the corporate headquarters building of health insurance company Anthem is shown in Indianapolis. Anthem has agreed to another multi-million dollar-settlement over a cyberattack on its technology that exposed the personal information of nearly 79 million people. The Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer said Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020 that it will pay $39.5 million to settle an investigation by a group of state attorneys general.   (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Anthem to pay nearly $40M settlement over 2015 cyberattack

Sep. 30, 2020 10:37 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Health insurer Anthem has agreed to another multimillion-dollar settlement over a cyberattack on its technology that exposed the personal information of nearly 79 million people. The Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer said Wednesday that it will pay $39.5 million to settle an investigation...

In this image taken during a video broadcast via Zoom, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signs a law on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Sacramento, Calif.,  that for the first time defines “medical necessity,

California governor signs law to grow mental health coverage

Sep. 25, 2020 3:35 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law on Friday that for the first time in California defines “medical necessity," a move aimed at requiring private health insurance plans to pay for more mental health and drug addiction treatments. State and federal laws already require health...