Health insurers play a vital role in the US healthcare system, but the industry has been under scrutiny in recent years for its high costs and profit margins.
The 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) helped slow the growth of healthcare costs, but they are still rising faster than inflation. This puts a strain on insurers, who are struggling to keep premiums affordable.
Another challenge facing the health insurance industry is the increasing number of people with pre-existing conditions. The ACA prohibits insurers from denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions, but this has led to higher premiums for everyone.
On this page you’ll find stories on health insurance lobbying, the high salaries of CEOs at major health insurers, tax strategies of interest at Blue Cross Blue Shield, and coverage of insurance-related lawsuits.