2020 Year in Review: In Hindsight, It Was a Time Like No Other for Payers

For the health insurance industry — alongside the rest of the health care sector, and even the world — the COVID-19 pandemic was undeniably the event that dominated 2020. However, other issues also captured headlines and had major implications for the sector, including the U.S. election, various court cases, a slew of regulatory moves from the Trump administration, and some notable transactions.

“The outcome of the presidential election was certainly the biggest environmental change that we have seen,” says Dan Mendelson, founder of consulting firm Avalere Health.

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Leslie Small

Leslie Small

Leslie has been reporting and editing in various journalism roles for nearly a decade. Most recently, she was the senior editor of FierceHealthPayer, an e-newsletter covering the health insurance industry. A graduate of Penn State University, she previously served in editing roles at newspapers in Pennsylvania, Virginia and Colorado.

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