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  • Humana shares fall as U.S. health insurer cost worries grow

    (Reuters) - U.S. health insurer Humana Inc reported a lower profit owing to higher costs on Wednesday, as mounting concerns about increased medical spending drove health insurance industry shares lower for a second straight day. Humana said its higher...
  • Aetna says medical costs rose, insurer shares drop

    (Reuters) - Aetna Inc , the third-largest U.S. health insurer, reported a rise in medical costs on Tuesday, raising investor concerns that a long run of low growth in such costs might be ending and pushing shares in the industry lower. U.S. insurer...
  • CT Insurance Regulators Deny Rate Hikes

    The Connecticut Insurance Department on Tuesday struck down rate hikes proposed by several health insurers for 2015. The decisions affect individual and small-group health plans sold to customers on and off the public health exchange created by the...
  • A look at Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's economic claims

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. On May 29, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback passionately defended his economic policies in a speech to conservatives at the Heritage Foundation think tank in Washington. "Day one, when I entered office, I was handed a projection that if we...
  • Problem Solver: Transplant billing upsets patient

    Problem Solver: Transplant billing upsets patient
    When his insurance company told him it would not pay for his stem cell transplant, Peter Mossuto did not hesitate. He contacted Northwestern Memorial Hospital and said he would pay for it himself. The hospital required a $125,000 deposit, so Mossuto...
  • Try these 30 simple tricks to shave your health costs

    Try these 30 simple tricks to shave your health costs
    No matter how you get your insurance -- through your employer, from a state exchange, from an agent, or directly from an insurance company -- you're paying a bigger share of your health-care costs than in the past. Higher premiums are only part of the...
  • UnitedHealth Group Reports Second Quarter Growth

    UnitedHealth Group, the nation's largest health insurer, on Thursday reported financial growth driven by its expansion of medical benefits sold to state and federal governments, Medicare-related products, and its international health care business. Net...
  • UnitedHealth Group sues California over fine

    Setting up a major legal fight, UnitedHealth Group Inc. has sued California's insurance commissioner to block his attempt to fine the insurer $173.6 million for violations during a botched 2005 acquisition. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in Orange County...
  • Nicholas Zaffiris: Implementing a successful worksite wellness program

    An increasing number of employers are offering worksite wellness programs, but can these programs be effective? The answer is "yes." Successful worksite wellness programs help improve employees' health and productivity and reduce medical costs for...
  • Health plans shrinking choice of providers

    When it comes to health insurance, a growing number of patients are confronting a trade-off. An insurer cannot drop you or charge higher premiums if you get sick. That's good news. But in return, you're likely to find that available health plans impose...
  • Patients find fewer doctors, hospitals to choose from

    ATLANTA The cancer had already spread to her abdomen by the time Beth Brock managed to escape from her health insurance nightmare. The Woodstock business owner learned last fall her insurance didn't meet the Affordable Care Act's new standards, so she...