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  • Aetna to buy Humana as health insurer landscape shifts

    Aetna aims to spend about $35 billion to buy rival Humana and become the latest health insurer bulking up on government business as the industry adjusts to the federal health care overhaul. The proposed cash-and-stock deal, announced early Friday,...
  • Aetna Plans To Buy Humana For $37 Billion

    Aetna Plans To Buy Humana For $37 Billion
    HARTFORD — Aetna Inc. will buy Humana Inc. for $37 billion in a merger of two of the top health insurers in the nation, under a deal announced Friday. Mark Bertolini, Aetna's CEO, will lead the combined company, whose headquarters will remain in...
  • Nursing moms fight for insurance coverage of breast-feeding benefits

    Nursing moms fight for insurance coverage of breast-feeding benefits
    When nursing becomes painful or difficult in the days after giving birth, women can turn to certified lactation consultants for advice and relief. But some Illinois women say that when they tried to get their insurers to pay for the service, their...
  • Insurer merger mania paints muddied picture for consumers

    More than a third of the U.S. population has health coverage through an insurer that either wants to make a huge acquisition or is about to be swallowed up in one. Aetna laid out a plan on Friday to spend around $35 billion to buy the Medicare...
  • Obamacare cash fuels healthcare merger mania

    Obamacare cash fuels healthcare merger mania
    A gusher of Obamacare money is fueling a merger frenzy in U.S. healthcare. The latest jolt came Thursday when Woodland Hills insurer Health Net Inc. agreed to be bought by Medicaid insurer Centene Corp. for $6.8 billion. And more billion-dollar deals...
  • Centene Plans To Buy Fellow Insurer Health Net For $6.3 Billion

    Centene Plans To Buy Fellow Insurer Health Net For $6.3 Billion
    Centene, in a deal announced Thursday, plans to acquire fellow health insurance and management company Health Net for $6.3 billion, becoming part of the mix of managed-care companies scrambling to bulk up as the health care overhaul changes their...
  • Centene makes $6.3B bid for fellow insurer Health Net

    Centene has jumped into the mix of managed-care companies scrambling to bulk up as the health care overhaul changes their business with a $6.3-billion bid for fellow insurer Health Net. The deal announced Thursday gives St. Louis-based Centene a chance...
  • Report: Women In CT Denied Some Mandated Health Benefits

    Women in Connecticut have been denied health insurance benefits in violation of the federal Affordable Care Act, according to a study by the National Women's Law Center. Connecticut is one of 15 states included in the study, which analyzed the 2014 and...
  • Obamacare tax subsidies upheld by Supreme Court in 6-3 vote

    The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a core component of President Barack Obama's health-care law, backing tax credits used by millions of Americans to buy insurance and preserving the landmark measure that will define his legacy. The 6-3 ruling eliminates the...
  • Merger Talk Fuels Stocks For 5 Big Health Insurers

    Merger Talk Fuels Stocks For 5 Big Health Insurers
    The prospects of large-scale consolidation in the health insurance sector, percolating since late May, have helped balloon some companies' stock prices by nearly 30 percent. Shares in the big five health insurers — Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Humana...
  • Court ruling means 38,000 in Iowa keep subsidized insurance

    With the U.S. Supreme Court upholding tax credits for the federal Affordable Care Act on Thursday, thousands of Iowa residents will continue to receive government support for insurance purchased through federal exchanges. The challenge to President...