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Health Care Reform Watch

Apr 13, 2024

A Message From the Editor

Costco now offers Ozempic and Wegovy after expanding their partnership with Sesame, a telehealth company. The weight loss service will cost $175 for three months, not including the cost of the weight loss medication. "Obesity is prevalent across every socioeconomic status in America. There are a lot of people who have this interest and who have this need," says Sesame co-founder and president, Michael Botta.

– Lily Peterson, managing editor, BenefitsPRO

Market Insights

Can the feds keep up with AI in health care, as insurers automate more claims denials?

By Valerie Cohen and Sophia Porotsky

In late 2023, Humana and UnitedHealthcare were each sued for using AI tools to deny Medicare Advantage claims, then... Read More


Costco now offers Ozempic, Wegovy through new weight loss program

By Alan Goforth

The membership club retail chain has expanded its partnership with telehealth company Sesame to launch a weight loss... Read More


Change Healthcare cyberattack: 24 lawsuits filed so far, more likely

By Alan Goforth

Following the health care tech firm's data breach in February, 24 class-action lawsuits have been filed thus far, however,... Read More


DOJ, FTC tap state attorneys general to fight health care takeovers

By Chris O'Malley

The Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission have set up a new state relations unit to combat antitrust... Read More


The physician shortage is a 'public health crisis,' says the AMA

By Lynn Arditi, The Public's Radio

More patients are losing their doctors — and trust in the primary care system, according to American Medical Association's... Read More


Majority of Americans worry about health care costs, frequently skip needed care

By Alan Goforth

Uninsured individuals are more likely to skip or postpone medical care for more than a year because of cost (63%). Read More


Not again? Change Healthcare reportedly targeted in a 2nd cyberattack

By Alan Goforth

While the State Department has issued a $10 million reward for the ID of the Change Healthcare's hackers in its cyberattack... Read More


6 signs it's time to replace your PBM & what to look for in a new solution

By Rae McMahan

Employers may be hearing rumblings that it's time to move on from the legacy PBMs in light of government inquiry and... Read More

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