Healthcare Economics & Policy

The shift to value-based care made significant headway in 2017, according to a new survey from the Health Care Transformation Task Force that found nearly half of their business was in value-based payment arrangements by the end of the year.

Roughly 3 in 10 Americans don’t seek medical care because they can’t afford it, according to a recent Gallup poll.

A federal judge who has been reviewing the $69 billion merger between CVS Health and Aetna has told the two companies to keep some operations separate during the ongoing antitrust process, The New York Times reported.

Cigna received its final approval from regulators for its $67 billion acquisition of Express Scripts. New Jersey approved the transaction, clearing the way for the deal to close, according to a public filing from Cigna.

Drug manufacturing giants Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline will combine their consumer healthcare units in a separate joint venture that will be the world’s largest seller of over-the-counter medicines.

The global healthcare industry continued its hot streak in 2018, with bigger transactions that could reshape the future landscape.

The U.S. government has jumped into a False Claims Act lawsuit stemming from a whistleblower against Sutter Health, a healthcare services company based in California, and its affiliate Palo Alto Medical Foundation.

Amazon’s foray into the healthcare space has taken many forms so far, but experts are still piecing together the whole story of what the e-commerce giant is planning, CNBC reported.

Arkansas became the first state in the nation to implement Medicare work requirements in June. Six months later, almost 17,000 residents in the state have lost their health insurance coverage, according to a new monthly report.

Healthcare stocks were jolted after news of a Texas judge’s ruling that the Affordable Care Act was unconstitutional, with hospital and insurance stocks among the worst performers of a selloff on Dec. 17, Bloomberg reported.

New York and California approved the $67 billion acquisition of Express Scripts by Cigna on Dec. 13, but New Jersey has yet to give its approval, according to a public filing.

Walmart and Express Scripts extended an existing network agreement to provide member clients with Express Scripts access to Walmart’s prescription services.