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Health Insurers Get Good News on Medicare Rate Increase

April 2, 2019, 1:16 PM

Health insurers, who have had a bumpy ride as political rhetoric heats up ahead of the 2020 election, may feel relief this morning after Medicare rates came in better than expected. While Goldman Sachs saw the final rate as “an incremental positive,” SVB Leerink said it was “well above Street expectations.”

  • Insurers like Humana and UnitedHealth Group are among those that may benefit the most, according to analysts; Evercore ISI’s Michael Newshel saw a 5.6% revenue gain for HUM, 5.5% for Cigna, 5.2% for UNH and Molina, 4.1% for Anthem and 5.1% for CVS Health. CMS was silent on proposed...
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