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  • Top insurers overstated doctor networks, California regulators charge

    Top insurers overstated doctor networks, California regulators charge
    Bolstering a chief complaint about Obamacare coverage, California regulators said two major health insurers violated state law by overstating the number of doctors available to patients. More than 25% of physicians listed by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue...
  • Check out options, premium changes during Medicare open enrollment

    Q: I'm looking over my budget for next year. How much will Medicare premiums cost in 2015? A: Medicare Part B premiums will be $104.90 per month in 2015, which is the same as the 2014 premiums. The Part B deductible will also remain the same for 2015, at...
  • What Are the Most Damage-Prone Cars?

     
    In August, we reported Allstate's ranking of America's worst and best drivers by city, which concluded that Worcester, Mass., had the most dangerous drivers while Fort Collins, Colo., drivers were the safest behind the wheel. That got us to thinking:........
  • Hospitals and pharmacies grapple with rising drug prices

    ST. LOUIS Fed up with the rising price of drugs, Ascension Health last month did something unusual. It publicly banned a drug company's sales reps. The reason: The company had reclassified three cancer drugs, causing prices to spike. In a memo to...
  • Maryland health exchange quietly allows public early access

    Maryland health exchange quietly allows public early access
    Officials at the Maryland health exchange had a plan: Roll out their revamped online insurance marketplace slowly and have a tech team ready to jump on problems. But unlike last year, when the site crashed the first day, open enrollment came and there...
  • Jonathan Gruber's not-so-revealing revelations about Obamacare

    Poor Jonathan Gruber. Having written the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act all by his lonesome, he now has to watch the accolades heaped upon the law upon its passage turn into denunciations because he revealed the shocking truth about its...
  • Last-minute Obamacare bill in for Monday's special session

    RICHMOND – Legislators will have an Affordable Care Act bill before them when they reconvene Monday for what was supposed to be a brief session on judicial elections and a budgetary tweak. Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. "Tommy" Norment, R-James...
  • Supreme Court agrees to hear challenge to Obamacare subsidies

    Supreme Court agrees to hear challenge to Obamacare subsidies
    The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Friday to hear a legal challenge to a key part of the Obamacare health law which, if successful, would deprive millions of Americans of tax-credit subsidies to help them afford health insurance coverage. In a one-sentence...
  • LifeBridge Health exploring partnership with Carroll Hospital Center

    LifeBridge Health exploring partnership with Carroll Hospital Center
    The LifeBridge Health system plans to absorb Carroll Hospital Center, either through an acquisition or some looser form of partnership, as both organizations look to serve more patients in more health care settings. Leaders of both entities signed a...
  • Fraud, waste and absurd charges a drag on Medicare

    Fraud, waste and absurd charges a drag on Medicare
    Medicare has a zombie problem. An investigation by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services found that the federal insurance program paid nearly $300,000 to cover HIV drugs for about 160 people. However, all those people were dead when their...
  • Spacesuit? Helmet? Life insurance? Space tourist loophole may end

    Spacesuit? Helmet? Life insurance? Space tourist loophole may end
    While private pilots and skydivers have to take out extra life insurance to cover the added risk of their pursuits, space tourists do not need special policies on their high flying rides. That loophole is likely to disappear, slowly, after the fatal...