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U.S. healthcare expenditures spiked 9.7% in 2020: CMS report

Driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, total U.S. healthcare spending spiked 9.7% to $4.1 trillion in 2020 according to new data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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HealthSherpa adds talent with two new key hires

Jeff Pollock and Rob Fitzgerald, formerly of GuideWell Connect, join HealthSherpa’s efforts to help partners leverage new technology and grow their business

Oscar Health stock falls, disappoints in first day of NYSE trading

Oscar Health stumbled out of the gate in its first day of trading Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange, sinking 10.8% to close at $34.80 after opening at $36.

This state ranks best in U.S. for healthcare in 2021

Iowa overtakes Massachusetts for top healthcare performance while South Carolina repeats in last place of new MoneyRates rankings.

Half of Americans can’t answer basic health insurance questions

As millions of Americans shop around for health insurance during Open Enrollment, new ValuePenguin.com study finds 72% are confused about purchasing or using health insurance.

Older adults willing to pay more in Medicare premiums to ensure cap on out...

New survey finds 1 in 5 adults who currently take prescription drugs struggle to pay for them each month; and three-quarters of all surveyed support legislation that places a cap on what seniors pay for prescription drugs in Medicare Part D.

Federal judge upholds Trump’s expansion of short-term care plans

Democrats cry foul over allowance of “junk insurance” plans that circumvent ACA rules.

EverQuote launches health, renters insurance verticals

Online insurance marketplace expanding beyond its existing auto, home and life offerings.

Kaiser Permanente tops J.D. Power Medicare Advantage plan survey for 5th straight year

Overall MA plan customer satisfaction remains steady as cost drives plan selection, study finds.

Just 1 in 3 Medicare Advantage members familiar with CMS’ Star Ratings for plans

Survey finds that while only 15% of MA members used the rating system in picking a 2019 plan, 74% of enrollees still ended up in plans with four or more Stars.

HealthSherpa’s 2019 ACA enrollment spikes 81%

Company says it enrolled over 500,000 people in ACA coverage during the 2019 open enrollment period.

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