Tag Archives: Policy

Rebate policy would increase premiums, CVS Health CEO Larry Merlo says

In its first financial report since acquiring Aetna in November, CVS Health reported an earnings loss partly due to the increase in interest expense from the 2018 financing for its $ 69 billion acquisition of Aetna, but in larger part caused by the poor performance in its long-term care segment, Omnicare. There’s a question mark… Read More »

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Live From D.C.: A Look Ahead At Health Policy In 2019

(From left) Tom Miller, Kimberly Leonard, Anna Edney, Joanne Kenen and Julie Rovner(Lynne Shallcross/KHN) The 2020 presidential campaign has begun and health is a big part of it, with Democratic candidates pledging their support for “Medicare-for-all” and many of its variations. Meanwhile, Republicans and Democrats are both promising to do something about drug prices and… Read More »

Coke Caught Influencing Health Policy Again, Increasing Obesity

Using convoluted logic to protect their profit margins, Big Soda, and particularly Coca-Cola, is using some of the same strategies in China that got them into public relations trouble in the U.S. Sweetened beverages have been identified as a major contributor to the rising rate of obesity and diabetes around the world, including a meteoric… Read More »