First United, Then Aetna, Scott & White, and Now Oscar: Analyzing The 2017 Marketplace After Big-Name Exits

UnitedHealthcare, Aetna, the Scott & White Health Plan, and now Oscar—insurance plans are fleeing the Affordable Care Act’s public exchanges in North Texas and beyond, raising questions about whether it’s possible for a payer to attract a population with enough healthy people to balance out the costs of treating the sick. Full Story

Forest Park Co-Founder Richard Toussaint, Convicted of Fraud, Files Another Motion For New Trial

His sentencing date has been postponed twice since his conviction in March, first in June and then at the end of July. In court filings, he’s pushed back against the seven-count conviction that a jury doled out after three hours of deliberation. He’s filed motions for acquittal arguing that the federal evidence was insufficient to prove fraud, namely that his supervisory role during the delivery of anesthesiology is billable and did not require him to be physically present in the room. Full Story

Dallas-Fort Worth Leads Texas in Healthcare Companies on Inc. 5000 List

Eighteen healthcare companies in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area made Inc. magazine’s annual 5,000 list, which attempts to chronicle the fastest growing private companies in the nation. That’s more healthcare companies than any other metropolitan area in Texas, and shows the variety that exist here: Home health, tech, pharmaceutical, provider networks, staffing centers, and services companies. Full Story

The Scott & White Health Plan Pulls Its Obamacare Products From the 2017 Exchanges

Signs that the plan’s products were struggling appeared last year after its operators requested rate hikes of more than 30 percent ahead of the 2016 enrollment period. In a Q&A posted to its website, the plan says it will be removing its gold, silver, and selected bronze benefit plans from the marketplace, which will affect about 4,600 Texans. Full Story