November 20, 2015
UnitedHealth may leave Affordable Care Act over losses
Posted: November 20th, 2015
By Zachary Tracer, Bloomberg News/Boston Globe
UnitedHealth, the biggest US health insurer, is considering pulling out of the Affordable Care Act because of millions of dollars lost on the program. UnitedHealth Group has scaled back marketing efforts for plans sold to individuals this year and may quit the business entirely in 2017.
New Era of Health Care Expansion Bringing Shopping, Apartments, Hotels to Hospital Campuses
Posted: November 18th, 2015
By Randyl Drummer, CoStar
The $300 million construction of Dell Seton Medical Center, the University of Texas’ first teaching hospital, is among nearly $100 billion in construction of new and expanded hospital medical office projects underway in the U.S. Central Health has showcased preliminary plans for a redevelopment plan offering a mixed-use 14-acre office, retail, residential and hotel project, among other components.
Taxpayer-backed health plan in Austin breaks with Seton over rates
Posted: November 17th, 2015
By Mary Ann Roser – American-Statesman Staff
Sendero, a taxpayer-backed health plan, has ended its agreement with Seton, Austin’s largest health system, over rates. Sendero enrollees were notified that, as of Nov. 1, they were no longer covered at Seton facilities, including University Medical Center Brackenridge and the Dell Children’s Medical Center.