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  • Malpractice awards should be capped

    The recent article about the large amount of settlements in malpractice claims reveals the inequities in the medical system and how the trial lawyers continue to be getting favorable treatment while the actual delivery of medical care is controlled ("...
  • Cigna completes purchase of HealthSpring Inc.

    Connecticut-based Cigna Corp. said Tuesday that it has closed on its $3.8 billion acquisition of HealthSpring Inc., a health care company that specializes in the Medicare Advantage market. HealthSpring bought Baltimore-based Bravo Health last year for...
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  • Labor Day holds special meaning for the nation's veterans

    For more than 100 years, the first Monday in September — Labor Day — has included parades, picnics and most importantly, a day off from work. Labor Day differs from every other holiday in that it does not honor a specific person, group, or...
  • As Doctor Use Increases, Insurers Look To Raise Rates, Too

    As Doctor Use Increases, Insurers Look To Raise Rates, Too
    Health insurers say Connecticut residents are visiting their doctors more frequently and, perhaps not surprisingly, those insurers are asking to raise their rates on average 10 to 12 percent next year, meaning medical premiums continue to grow much faster...
  • Is the tougher workplace slowing down the economic recovery?

    Is the tougher workplace slowing down the economic recovery?
    The workplace is changing as many companies, looking to increase productivity, ask employees for more while giving them less, according to a Los Angeles Times series. That’s difficult for individuals at work – but it might also have a profound...
  • HCC Awarded Grant by CareFirst

    Harford Community College has received a $25,000 grant from CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield to support development of an electronic health records system that will bolster training of the institution's nearly 2,200 Nursing and Allied Health students....
  • Taking the wait out of ER wait times

    Taking the wait out of ER wait times
    As a health reporter who covers consumer watchdog issues for the Tribune, I grew curious recently after receiving back-to-back e-mails from two hospitals announcing that they had started using an online reservation service for their emergency rooms....
  • GOP slams fundraising, other efforts to promote Obama health law

    WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans have opened a new line of attack on President Obama's healthcare law, charging that the administration has improperly sought help from the healthcare industry and other outside groups to implement the...
  • CEO pay raises jump a median of 27% in 2010, report finds

     
    CEOs paid 27% more...
  • Staff changes: Chad Terhune to cover healthcare industry

     
    A staff announcement from Business Editor John Corrigan: Reporter Chad Terhune joins the Business staff today, where he will cover the healthcare industry. An award-winning reporter for the Wall Street Journal, Businessweek and SmartMoney, Chad will...