Monthly Archives: September 2016

Medical Payers by Total Enrollment

We all know the big names in the health insurance market but do we know how many millions of members they cover?  This article breaks it down by the top 10 payers:

1. United Healthcare — 47.53 million members

2. Anthem (Indianapolis) — 33.99 million members

3. Aetna (Hartford, Conn.) — 19.96 million members

4. Cigna (Bloomfield, Conn.) — 14.03 million members

5. Humana (Louisville, Ky.) — 9.66 million members

6. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (Chicago) — 8.09 million members

7. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan (Oakland, Calif.) — 7.81 million members

8. Health Net (Los Angeles) — 6.12 million members

9. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (Richardson) — 5.02 million members

10. Centene (St. Louis) — 4.51 million members

Will Tennessee Allow for ACA Medicaid Expansion?

When the Affordable Care Act first rolled out a few years ago, several states (and large on partisan lines) rejected the federal government’s call for states to adopt Medicaid expansion.  However, this has started to change as hospital and religious organizations lobby state legislators to change this.  Tennessee is one of the states that is looking to expand Medicaid if (and that’s a big if) they can get it passed by their state legislators.

Read more here on the previous proposal that was rejected and the current one to replace it.