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  • Patients' medical records under threat from data breaches

    Your private medical information is under threat. That's according to a study that found almost 30 million health records nationwide were involved in criminal theft, malicious hacking or other data breaches over four years. The incidents seem to be...
  • IMS: US prescription drug spending jumped 13 pct. in 2014

    U.S. spending on prescription drugs soared last year, driven up primarily by costly breakthrough medicines, manufacturer price hikes and a surge from millions of people newly insured due to the Affordable Care Act. Spending rose 13 percent, the biggest...
  • U.S. prescription drug spending jumps to record $374 billion

    U.S. prescription drug spending jumps to record $374 billion
    U.S. spending on prescription drugs soared last year, driven up primarily by costly breakthrough medicines, manufacturer price hikes and a surge from millions of people newly insured due to the Affordable Care Act. Spending rose 13 percent, the...
  • Head of Anthem Blue Cross in California is leaving

    Head of Anthem Blue Cross in California is leaving
    The leader of Anthem Blue Cross in California, the state's largest for-profit health insurer, is leaving for another job. Mark Morgan, 48, president of the company's California business since 2013, will depart April 24. Pam Kehaly, his predecessor...
  • Oklahoma reserve deputy charged with manslaughter in unarmed man's death

    Oklahoma reserve deputy charged with manslaughter in unarmed man's death
    A volunteer Oklahoma sheriff’s deputy was charged with manslaughter Monday after prosecutors said he was negligent for shooting an unarmed suspect with a gun instead of a Taser during an arrest. The charges were a resounding rejection of the Tulsa...
  • Correction: Killings by Police-Oklahoma story

    In stories April 12-13 about the shooting of a suspect by a reserve deputy in Tulsa, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a videotape of the incident was released during the weekend. Tulsa County investigators showed the video at a news...
  • Oklahoma Senate gives final passage to proton therapy bill

    Legislation that prohibits health insurers from holding proton radiation cancer therapy to a higher standard of clinical effectiveness than other radiation treatments received final approval in the Oklahoma Senate on Monday. The Senate voted 36-9 for the...
  • Hobart funeral home loses license

     Hobart funeral home loses license
    A state board permanently revoked the license of a Hobart funeral home after it found the business and funeral director lied about people dying in order to collect more than $31,000 in burial insurance policies. The State Board of Funeral and Cemetery...
  • Bills complicate insurance claims: My Word

    A storm is coming. You prepare. Yet in the middle of the night, disaster strikes. Thank God you have insurance. You call a contractor, mitigate the damage, and wait for your insurer to ride in on a white horse. You trust that services rendered in the...
  • UnitedHealth stock growth yields potential windfall for CEO

    UnitedHealth CEO Stephen Hemsley realized a potential gain of more than $45 million from exercising stock options last year, as the share price of the nation's largest health insurer topped $100 on the way to setting all-time highs. The 62-year-old...
  • AIG says it tried to drop Risoldi family as clients after first fire at Bucks estate

    AIG says it tried to drop Risoldi family as clients after first fire at Bucks estate
    An AIG insurance adjuster testified the company tried to drop the Risoldi family as clients ever since 2009, following the first of what would be three fires at the family's Buckingham estate. James O'Keefe told a Bucks County District Court judge...