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  • Letters: Feeling blue about flu shots

    Re "Getting a clue about flu shots," Column, Oct. 25 Similar to David Lazarus, I went to my local CVS last week for a flu shot and was told that it was not covered by my insurance. Because my insurance policy is a new one, I agreed and paid $31.99 for...
  • Maryland approves premiums for small-business insurance exchange

    Maryland approves premiums for small-business insurance exchange
    Small businesses buying health coverage for their employees through a new state insurance marketplace could pay anywhere from 5 percent less to 15 percent more in premiums next year under rates Maryland regulators approved Tuesday. The Maryland Insurance...
  • Stress erodes employee health -- and corporate profits

    On Tuesday I guest-hosted CNBC's "Squawk Box," a program that bills itself as the show that "brings Wall Street to Main Street." As well as discussing Cyprus and a possible euro-crisis, we discussed the growing trend in corporate America of taking steps...
  • Retirement: Doctors without Medicare

    Most retirees who live abroad say that health care in other countries is cheaper, and often better, than it is in the States. That's a good thing, because Medicare doesn't cover health care outside of the U.S. If you move overseas, you may be able to pay...
  • Doctors, Patients Scramble To Determine Effects Of UnitedHealthcare's Smaller Network

    Doctors, patients and Medicare advocates scrambled on Wednesday to determine how they are affected by UnitedHealthcare's decision to eliminate thousands of doctors from its physician network for Medicare Advantage next year. The head of the Fairfield...
  • News of the Weird: Haute Couture

    News of the Weird: Haute Couture
    A few “still-primitive” cultures inexplicably celebrate such female adornments as the stacking of metal neck rings and the inserting of saucer-size disks into pierced earlobes. For “civilized” society, there is the annual Paris...
  • Aetna Announces Major Expansion Of Medicare Advantage Network

    Aetna is expanding its network of doctors to treat Medicare Advantage customers into new territory, growing its geographic reach and physician base in 22 states, including Connecticut. The expansion applies to more than 450,000 people in the U.S. who...
  • Anthem policy on propofol for colonoscopies may be shortsighted

    There is perhaps no better metaphor for the painful relationship between patients and our for-profit healthcare system than the fact that Anthem Blue Cross thinks you don't need anesthesia for a colonoscopy. It's not "medically necessary," the insurer...
  • Health law's ailments can be cured by single-payer system

    With the Oct. 1 rollout of a major facet of the Affordable Care Act on the horizon, you'll be hearing a lot about the glitches, loopholes and shortcomings of this most important restructuring of America's healthcare system in our lifetimes. Here are a...
  • Laguna will implement Affordable Care Act on Jan. 1

    Some part-time city employees will be able to buy medical insurance as Laguna Beach begins to comply with the Affordable Care Act. City employees who work more than 30 hours may purchase health coverage through a health-maintenance organization...
  • HUPTI focusing more on head, neck cancers

     HUPTI focusing more on head, neck cancers
    As the Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute completes its third year of treating cancer patients — half of them for prostate cancer — insurance companies across the country are dropping coverage for proton beam therapy for early stage...