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  • Participants in Detroit pension borrowing knew debt sale was 'iffy': city lawyer

    DETROIT (Reuters) - Detroit's controversial sale of $1.4 billion of pension debt, which has become one of the biggest disputes in the city's historic bankruptcy case, involved risks known to all the parties in the transaction, an attorney for the city...
  • Malloy, Others Rebuke Hartford HealthCare, Anthem For Failing To Reach Agreement

    Malloy, Others Rebuke Hartford HealthCare, Anthem For Failing To Reach Agreement
    The state's top elected officials on Wednesday rebuked Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut and Hartford HealthCare for allowing a contract to expire, leaving patients to either pay higher rates or seek medical attention elsewhere for many...
  • Price of medications makes blood pressure rise

     Price of medications  makes blood pressure rise
    This one is one way off the beaten path. It is a true story of how a blood pressure medication I have been taking for years became a generic drug, and in the process its price increased almost 50 percent. The story starts about 90 days ago, when I...
  • Malloy, Others Admonish Hartford HealthCare, Anthem For Failed Negotiations

    Malloy, Others Admonish Hartford HealthCare, Anthem For Failed Negotiations
    Top state officials on Wednesday rebuked Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut and Hartford HealthCare for failing to negotiate a new contract, leaving patients to either pay higher rates or seek medical attention elsewhere for many procedures....
  • Health insurers spending millions to beat pro-consumer ballot measures

    Health insurers spending millions to beat pro-consumer ballot measures
    The latest campaign spending figures on California's two big healthcare ballot initiatives are just in, courtesy of the watchdog group MapLight, and they're mind-boggling. If you're curious about one significant driver of healthcare costs, here it is:...
  • Insurance Chief Shouldn't Go Quite So Far

    Insurance Chief Shouldn't Go Quite So Far
    State insurance Commissioner Thomas B. Leonardi is, as the old Ricky Nelson song goes, a travelin' man who has made a lot of stops all over the world. The question: Is his travel excessive? The Courant's Dave Altimari and Matthew Kauffman recently...
  • Cedars-Sinai says number of patient files in data breach much higher

     Cedars-Sinai says number of patient files in data breach much higher
    A data breach this summer involving Cedars-Sinai Medical Center patient records was much worse than previously disclosed. The Los Angeles hospital has notified state and federal officials that medical records of more than 33,000 patients were on a...
  • Prop. 46 is on the ballot to pick up Legislature's slack

    Proposition 46 is a classic example of a citizens' initiative that should never have been on the ballot. It's also a classic example of why some initiative system is needed so citizens can do their own lawmaking when the elected lawmakers won't. The...
  • For CFO, re-elect Jeff Atwater

    For CFO,  re-elect Jeff Atwater
    Jeff Atwater is a banker, a former lawmaker and a leader among peers. He's done a good job as Florida's chief financial officer and he deserves to be re-elected. The Republican CFO faces a Democratic challenger in William Rankin, 54, a businessman...
  • Under pressure, LCA reconsiders paying sewage backups in Allentown homes

    Under pressure, LCA reconsiders paying sewage backups in Allentown homes
    Three Allentown families haven't given up their fight to be reimbursed for damages that occurred when sewage backed up in their basements this spring after tree roots and grease clogged a public main. They finally made some progress this week. All it...
  • Private flood insurance offerings grow, but not for cheap subsidized policies

    Private flood insurance offerings grow, but not for cheap subsidized policies
    South Florida homeowners concerned about the rising cost of their flood insurance are being encouraged by the state to find out whether a policy written by a private company can save them money. So far, shoppers will find only a few companies competing...