Tag Archives: Insurance

Tech-enabled insurance startup Bright Health plans expansion with $635M Series D

Bright Health’s funding rounds keep getting bigger and bigger, with the health insurance startup announcing today the close a $ 635 million Series D. Led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) with additional support from Bessemer Venture Partners, Cross Creek Advisors, Declaration Partners, Flare Capital Partners, Greenspring Associates, Meritech Capital, Redpoint Ventures and Town Hall Ventures,… Read More »

Opening Medicare to Americans aged 50 to 64 would cut their insurance costs, RAND finds

Opening Medicare to Americans aged 50 to 64 would lower healthcare premiums for the group, but also drive up costs for younger people who buy health insurance on exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Under most scenarios examined, the premium to buy into Medicare would be about… Read More »

Elizabeth Warren: Laid off healthcare workers can work in auto and life insurance industries

Sen. Elizabeth Warren recommended that health insurance workers laid off by her Medicare for All plan switch over to the auto and life insurance industries. “Where do those who work in health insurance go when private insurance is eliminated?” a reporter asked the Massachusetts Democrat on Friday. Warren responded by saying, “No one gets left… Read More »

Judge rips insurance company for ‘immoral, barbaric’ cancer denials

At issue is a treatment known as proton beam therapy, an expensive alternative to standard radiation that proponents say is a more precise form of treatment with fewer side effects. Opponents have questioned whether proton therapy is worth the high cost to fight some forms of cancer, and insurance companies have often denied coverage for… Read More »