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Health insurance provides for coverage or payment against loss due to injury or ill health. That’s the basic definition. In the United States, however, there are numerous forms of health insurance, both publicly and privately funded. 

This is a time of major shifts in our health care system and that includes the health insurance landscape. There are industry trends, innovations and incentives to provide better care at lower costs and many other business stories for journalists to report.


New Shared Wisdom

Covering nonprofit health providers

Karl Stark outlines where to find the latest financial reporting on a hospital, cancer center, or other entity. See it now »

New Glossary Term

Chief experience officers

These new workers are supposed to ensure that health insurance customers are satisfied with their benefits and medical care. See it now »

New Tip Sheet

Defining population health

It's one of the main ideas behind the Affordable Care Act, yet the health care industry has yet to decide on a single definition of it. See it now »

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Missouri Foundation for Health

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