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$240B revenues for United Health in 2019

UnitedHealth Group said revenues will hit between $243 billion and $245 billion in 2019. Year-to-date, profits are up 29 percent to $8.9 billion when compared to the first nine months of 2017. Excerpt pulled from the this Becker Hospital Review article. That’s the magnitude of the health

Insights on AI from healthcare leaders

The World Medical Innovation Forum in Boston just wrapped after three days of insights on artificial intelligence in health care. While it didn’t disappoint in respect to buzzwords as is expected in AI conferences, it was the quality of the participants and their views on

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CVS Health and Aetna

We have all heard the news by now of the Aetna and CVS Health $69B merger. What remains to be seen is the disruptive element. It’s business as usual. Or perhaps – economy of scale? There was already a tie up as far back as 8 years

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Cigna and Express Scripts

It is no longer a secret that these two firms are merging. Considering that their main competitors already have pharmacy benefit managers (PBM)-  United – Optum Rx, Humana (it’s own PBM), and Aetna (CVS Caremark), it makes sense. According to Fierce Pharma, the industry continue

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Medicare Advantage Startup Clover Health posts $22M loss

Digital health company, Clover which offers insurance to seniors in New Jersey, and now to parts of Georgia, Pennsylvania and Texas posted a $22M loss in 2017. The company serving the lucrative and stable Medicare Advantage market made revenue of $267M that year according to

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Digital health app powering Roche Diabetes arm

According to Bloomberg, after Roche acquired Austrian app, MySugr for $75M last June, the firm has been busy integrating it into it’s operations. Insurance payers increasingly are re-evaluating unit costs  and margins and are thus cutting prices. Blood-sugar monitoring equipment looks like a safe bet