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  • Analyst Calls Aetna Acquisition Of Humana Or Cigna 'Imminent'

    Analyst Calls Aetna Acquisition Of Humana Or Cigna 'Imminent'
    A financial analyst who covers Aetna said this week that the health insurer is poised for a large acquisition and that Humana or Cigna are likely targets. None of the companies would talk about the matter Friday, and the report was strictly one analyst's...
  • Technology brings market forces to health care

    Technology brings market forces to health care
    Gone are the care-free days when people could afford not to pay attention to health care prices because insurance would cover the cost one way or another. Today's insurance comes with deductibles and co-pays that give people an incentive to keep costs...
  • Direct insurers paying less to attract customers

    The gap continues to widen between what online car insurance companies and traditional carriers spend to land new policyholders, new research shows. Direct insurers — those that sell policies directly to consumers through the mail, the Internet...
  • Lawmakers tout progress as Scott raises shutdown specter

    Lawmakers tout progress as Scott raises shutdown specter
    TALLAHASSEE — As top budget writers in the House and Senate said they were making progress on talks to resolve an impasse over health-care spending, Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday prepared for a possible government shutdown. Scott wrote to state-...
  • Phoenix CEO: Share Price Disconnected From Fundamentals

    Phoenix CEO: Share Price Disconnected From Fundamentals
    — The share price of The Phoenix Cos. is disconnected from the company's fundamental business performance, CEO James Wehr told shareholders Thursday during an annual meeting at the company's headquarters. "It's always important to take a long-...
  • Gov. Scott ups ante on hospitals, insurers - wants finance info sooner

    Gov. Scott ups ante on hospitals, insurers - wants finance info sooner
    TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott reiterated his push Thursday for financial information from hospitals and health insurers, but is now asking for the information sooner and in the form of spreadsheets provided by him. Scott wants data on profit,...
  • Amid slower growth, California's Obamacare exchange cuts proposed spending

    Amid slower growth, California's Obamacare exchange cuts proposed spending
    After using most of $1 billion in federal start-up money, California's Obamacare exchange is preparing to go on a diet. That financial reality is reflected in Covered California's proposed budget, released Wednesday, as well as a reduced forecast...
  • Work injuries can lead to poverty

    Work injuries can lead to poverty
    Reliance on food stamps and dependence on public health care programs should not be the fate for Illinoisans injured at work. Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposal for workers’ compensation, which the Tribune ardently supports, would diminish employee...
  • Health insurers could be in Gov. Scott's commission spotlight too

    Health insurers could be in Gov. Scott's commission spotlight too
    TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott’s inquest into the cost and quality of health care in Florida isn’t just for hospitals. Health insurers could come under the glare of his Commission on Healthcare and Hospital Funding. A draft outline...
  • Forcing homeowners into expensive hazard insurance

    Anyone who has taken out a home mortgage knows that one of the borrower's key responsibilities is to pay hazard insurance premiums on the property and not let the policy lapse. But are you aware that if you fail to keep the insurance current or the...
  • No one between you and your doctor

    No one between you and your doctor
    The biggest beneficiaries of Obamacare are the insurance companies by adding over 10 million new insured citizens with government-subsidized premiums and creating a myriad of new, confusing policies. Health care is the biggest, and probably the most...