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One Patient’s Pain and UnitedHealth Group’s Payday

By Wendell Potter
Two news stories – a patient's struggle in St. Louis and a payor's Q3 earnings – show just how damaging the U.S. insurance industry has become. Read More
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When It Comes to Health Insurance, What are We Paying For?

By Wendell Potter
Health plans cost more and cover less. How did this happen? Read More

Three Big Health Insurance Myths

By Wendell Potter
How insurers deflect criticism, avoid reform and preserve the status quo. Read More

The latest trend? Blowing up networks

By Wendell Potter
Patient beware–CA lawsuit alleges three major insurers feature “ghost networks” in provider directories. Read More

How Insurers Obscure Healthcare Costs

By Wendell Potter
Payors are skilled at deflecting the blame for high healthcare costs, even while enjoying record profits. Here's how it's done. Read More
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The Individual Marketplace: What we know now

By Nate Kaufman
One of the most important things that the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010 did was to create the individual market, a series of state-based insurance marketplaces (“exchanges”) where consumers could go to select and purchase health plans. Read More
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The Three Trends Fueling Health Insurers’ Frightening Growth and Profitability

By Wendell Potter
2020 was the year of the worst pandemic of our lifetime, and it turned out to be the most profitable year ever for America’s health insurers, even as many hospitals and physician practices were struggling to stay afloat. Unless current trends change and cause some unexpected reversal of fortune, 2021 will likely bring more of the same — if not bigger profits — for health insurers. Read More
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2020 Trust Index

By ReviveHealth
Our annual national survey measures the level of trust between hospitals and health plans. We’ve been conducting this research for years, and 2020 brought the most dramatic erosion of trust in health plans we’ve witnessed yet. Read More

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