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  • Talks, but no progress in health-care budget impasse

    TALLAHASSEE — The Senate and the House are talking but not changing their tunes. With only a week left in the regular session, Florida lawmakers remain locked in a dispute Friday over health-care spending, putting billions of dollars on the line...
  • Effort to limit third-party property insurance claims stalls in legislature

    Effort to limit third-party property insurance claims stalls in legislature
    Insurance industry-backed bills aimed at restricting repair contractors' ability to require homeowners to sign over insurance benefits before repairs can commence likely won't become law this year, supporters and opponents concede. The bills —...
  • Family in GET-THIN probe fights for $109 million in seized funds

    Family in GET-THIN probe fights for $109 million in seized funds
    Federal agents have seized $109 million in cash and securities during an ongoing investigation of the businesses and individuals behind the 1-800-GET-THIN ad campaign for weight-loss surgery — and lawyers are fighting to get it back. An attorney...
  • Task force launching to examine Superstorm Sandy problems

    A task force will begin work next week with the Federal Emergency Management Agency's national flood insurance program to examine problems that arose after Superstorm Sandy and to develop recommendations to correct them. U.S. Sens. Bob Menendez and...
  • Ex-nanny for Penguins' Kunitz charged with stealing jewelry

    The former nanny of Pittsburgh Penguins player Chris Kunitz has been charged with stealing $12,000 diamond earrings from his home, then selling them to jewelry stores, police said. The theft charges filed by police in Collier Township, where Kunitz lives...
  • Insurance department explores health care payment reform

    Health care spending is high and rising in New Hampshire, and the state should consider holding both providers and insurers accountable for improving quality and containing costs, consultants hired by the insurance department said Friday. The...
  • Private patient advocates a growing, yet costly, trend in health care

    Private patient advocates a growing, yet costly, trend in health care
    Barbara Salata was anxious, couldn't sleep and told her family it felt like she was having a heart attack. The 77-year-old Libertyville woman would forget things and generally "wasn't the mom that we knew," said her son, Bob Salata Jr. Despite a sleep...
  • Bank's offer of 'free' insurance is dubious way to appreciate customers

    Bank's offer of 'free' insurance is dubious way to appreciate customers
    Sally Hwang recently spotted a payment of $8.10 on her checking account statement for accidental death and dismemberment insurance. Problem was, she had no recollection of signing up for such coverage. Worse, it appeared the Glendale resident had been...
  • NC autism coverage bill has broad support; 1 group still out

    Insurers in North Carolina would have to cover autism treatment under a legislative compromise that has support from the state's dominant insurer and some other groups, but a key organization pushing for the mandate has not yet gotten on board. The...
  • Auto insurance bills changed to require $100 premium cut

    The Republican-led House will consider legislation that would cut auto insurance premiums in Michigan by $100 annually for two years and no longer let health providers charge car insurers much more to treat injured motorists than health plans are billed....
  • System needs free-market reforms: Front Burner

    System needs free-market reforms: Front Burner
    In Lewis Carroll's famous "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," Alice pleads with the Cheshire Cat, "Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?" His reply: "That depends a great deal on where you want to get to." In Florida's Medicaid...