How Humana fueled primary-care company Iora Health
Courtesy Iora Health
- New documents have given us a better sense of Iora Health's relationship with Humana;
- The FDA has issued a new warning about J&J's coronavirus vaccine;
- Why health insurance upstarts are employing doctors and nurses.
Humana quietly funded a huge piece of primary-care company Iora Health as the national insurer continues to shape the future of care for seniors
- New documents detail the close relationship between
Humanaand primary care company Iora Health.
- Humana funded 40 Iora clinics, and those clinics served only Humana members until July 2020. Iora has 47 clinics.
- The documents underscore how Humana has helped drive the proliferation of primary care for seniors.
The FDA issued a warning about a rare paralyzing syndrome linked to Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine
- Federal officials are warning of a rare, serious disorder linked to J&J coronavirus vaccine.
- Authorities said that the vaccine is still safe, and that its benefits outweigh the risks.
- Vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna haven't been linked to the rare condition, called Guillain-Barré syndrome.
Why health-insurer upstarts like Alignment, Bright, and Clover are following UnitedHealth's blueprint and employing doctors and nurses
- Insurer upstarts like Alignment, Bright, and Clover have waded into the business of providing care.
- They're betting they can save costs by controlling which specialists or hospitals members go to.
- They also want to give members more ways to get care without competing with community doctors.
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