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  • A prescription for getting past the Hobby Lobby fight: Get rid of the 'meddle-man' and have employees buy their own insurance

     
    Friday's print column Maybe now, with righteousness and indignation on full boil as the nation debates the U.S. Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling, we can recognize the wisdom of moving away from the employer-provided insurance model that's at the source....
  • Anthem Blue Cross faces another suit over Obamacare doctor networks

    Anthem Blue Cross faces another suit over Obamacare doctor networks
    Amid growing scrutiny statewide, insurance giant Anthem Blue Cross faces another consumer lawsuit over its use of narrow networks in Obamacare coverage. A group of Anthem policyholders sued California's largest for-profit health insurer Tuesday in state...
  • At Hobby Lobby, customers split on Supreme Court decision

    At Hobby Lobby, customers split on Supreme Court decision
    I went to the Hobby Lobby in Davie the other day to get reaction to last week's big Supreme Court ruling involving the family-owned crafts chain. Like our high court justices, shoppers were sharply divided over whether a corporation could exclude benefits...
  • As I've been saying, what part of 'shall not be diminished or impaired' don't our lawmakers understand?

     
    Breaking news: The Illinois Supreme Court ruled today that subsidized health care premiums for retired state employees are protected under the Illinois Constitution, signaling potential trouble for an overhaul of pension benefits that’s also being...
  • Hogan and Hobby Lobby [Letter]

    Hogan and Hobby Lobby [Letter]
    Within hours of the Supreme Court's decision last week that closely-held corporations could deny coverage for contraceptives through their employees' health insurance policies if doing so violated the owners' religious convictions, Gov. Martin O'Malley...
  • UnitedHealth: New doctor payment plan cut cancer care costs

    (Reuters) - An experiment changing how U.S. cancer doctors are compensated cut healthcare costs by a third, with no discernible decline in patient health, according to a three-year study by insurer UnitedHealth Group Inc and five medical oncology groups....
  • Saint Mary's Hospital To Be Acquired By Tenet Healthcare

    Saint Mary's Hospital To Be Acquired By Tenet Healthcare
    A Texas-based hospital chain that is buying four Connecticut hospitals said in a surprise announcement Tuesday it will add a fifth to its roster: Saint Mary's in Waterbury. Connecticut's legislature this year passed a bill allowing for-profit hospitals...
  • $15,000 for a knee-icing machine?

    To the editor: David Lazarus' column on a knee-surgery patient's bill of more than $15,000 for a cooling machine that he didn't have to pay for after a prior operation casts a much-needed light into the darkness of health insurance companies. ("Same...
  • Travelers Fights NFL Demand That It Defend Suit By Ex-Players

    The Travelers Cos. is taking the National Football League to court to fight a demand that it defend the league against a lawsuit filed by former players who said they were encouraged to take pain medication and keep playing, leading to more serious...
  • When your aging parents need a daily money manager

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Martha Nurenberg knew her 86-year-old father, Paul, had a problem when he was almost taken in by a letter promising untold riches if he provided a bank account number and payment of legal fees for a money transfer. Though Paul...
  • Pamela Yip: Take steps to keep medical bills from getting out of hand

    No expenditure can hurl you toward financial ruin as quickly as medical bills. Medical debt is a major factor in the filing of consumer bankruptcies. And it often invades your life when you least expect it. But you can take steps to keep your medical...