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Abbott Has Shipped More Than 1 Billion Covid Tests Since Pandemic’s Beginning

Abbott Laboratories chief said the company has “shipped over 1 billion Covid tests since the start of the pandemic.” → Read More

To Focus On Healthcare, Cigna To Sell Life Insurance Business To Chubb For $5.75 Billion

Cigna is selling its life, accident and supplemental benefits businesses to Chubb for $5.75 billion to focus on its healthcare business. → Read More

Walgreens Latest To Raise Minimum Wage To $15 An Hour

Walgreens is the latest to increase its minimum wage to $15 an hour. → Read More

Oscar Health To Expand Obamacare To Three New States In 2022

Oscar Health is expanding its health insurance products into three new states to sell coverage for individuals and families in 2021. → Read More

Coming Soon For The Unvaccinated: A $50 Monthly Paycheck Deduction From Your Employer

Employers are beginning to tack on a special surcharge of up to $50 a month for unvaccinated workers, according to the health benefits consultancy Mercer. → Read More

Centene’s Medicaid Enrollment Rises By 1.3 Million As Pandemic Drags On

Centene’s membership grew by more than 1 million in the second quarter thanks to a big increase in enrollment in its Medicaid plans during the Covid-19 pandemic. → Read More

Walmart To Launch Its Own Low-Cost Brand Insulin

Walmart will launch its own private brand insulin for people with diabetes. → Read More

To Healthcare Industry’s Glee, Supreme Court Saves Obamacare Again

Health insurers, hospitals, doctors and patients cheered Thursday’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the Affordable Care Act for a third time. → Read More

AMA: 96% Of Doctors Are Vaccinated Against Covid-19

The American Medical Association says 96 percent of “practicing physicians” have been fully vaccinated for Covid-19. → Read More

Medline To Buy Respiratory Products Maker For $286 Million

Medical product maker Medline, which has grown rapidly making personal protective equipment during the pandemic, said it will buy Hudson RCI respiratory products for $286 million. → Read More

Cigna’s Evernorth Helps Health Insurer Profits Weather Pandemic

Cigna made more than $1 billion in the first quarter as the company’s health services unit Evernorth drives growth during the Covid-19 pandemic. → Read More

CVS Profits Jump As Customers Flock To Covid-19 Vaccines, Tests

CVS Health reported more than $2 billion in first quarter profits thanks to an influx of customers seeking Covid-19 diagnostic tests and vaccines. → Read More

Walgreens Adds Mobile Vaccine Clinics To Reach Communities Hit Hard By Covid-19

Walgreens said it will will activate multiple mobile clinics to vaccinate against Covid 19 in Chicago and across the U.S. to reach medically underserved areas. → Read More

Rite Aid Expands Covid-19 Vaccine Access To All Drugstore Locations

Rite Aid is the latest retailer to expand U.S. availability of Covid-19 vaccines, offering them at all locations. → Read More

Physician Assistants Hit Hard By Furloughs, Pay Cuts In Pandemic

Physician assistants have been hit hard in the last year with 12% of PAs furloughed "at some point since the beginning of the pandemic,” a new report shows → Read More

Anthem Profits Up As Insurer Adds 1.4 Million New Members

Anthem’s membership grew by more than 1 million thanks to a big increase in enrollment in its Medicaid and Medicare Advantage plans. → Read More

Walgreens Expands Covid-19 Vaccines To 49 States

Walgreens has expanded its Covid-19 vaccination efforts to more than 7,000 stores in 49 states, Washington D. C. and Puerto Rico. → Read More

Uber Expands Prescription Delivery Business

Uber is expanding deeper into the prescription delivery business by partnering with the software firm ScriptDrop and its relationships with pharmacy chains. → Read More

CVS Expands Covid-19 Vaccines To Drugstores In 29 States

CVS Health said it will nearly double its Covid-19 vaccination efforts to U. S. pharmacies in 29 states and Puerto Rico. → Read More

Walgreens Expands Covid-19 Vaccines To Drugstores In 39 States

Walgreens is increasing Covid-19 vaccination to pharmacies in 43 states and jurisdictions. → Read More