| Sep 18, 2014
| 3:40 PM
(Reuters) - Elderly Americans have enrolled in privately managed Medicare health plans in record numbers even as average premiums continue to rise, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said on Thursday.
The agency said the average...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 2:40 PM
BOSTON (Reuters) - New competition between health insurers offering so-called Obamacare plans in 2015 is having an impact on the pricing of such coverage, based on a first look at proposed insurance premiums, the head of Humana Inc said on Wednesday.
| Sep 15, 2014
| 12:34 PM
Mary Klinefelter's long, confusing and mind-numbingly frustrating battle with Golden Rule Insurance continues, with the Orland Park resident chipping away at her almost year-old medical bill.
Klinefelter, featured in the Aug. 28 column, had a routine...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 6:35 PM
All Bart Yates wanted was a repair estimate from Hertz for the car he rented in Germany.
The Prospect Heights resident, featured in Thursday's column, had been trying to obtain the document since May, when a rock hit the windshield of his rental while...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 4:36 AM
Some of the best-known technology investors are looking beyond their tried-and-true Internet plays to bet on healthcare data as the next growth market.
Venture capital firms and portfolio managers of large mutual funds are among those investing in...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 10:45 AM
Rollins College is launching its new Center for Health Innovation with a free lecture from Dr. Adewale Troutman on Sept. 8 at the Archibald Granville Bush Science Center on the Rollins Campus.
The forum will be the debut of a series of public events for...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 4:34 PM
Mary Klinefelter's Golden Rule Insurance Co. health plan said it would pay 100 percent of the costs associated with routine physical exams.
Just to be sure, the Orland Park resident called Golden Rule on Oct. 1 and asked what constituted a "routine...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 8:00 PM
More than 600,000 low-income Pennsylvanians will gain access to government-subsidized health insurance starting in January under an agreement announced Thursday by state and federal officials.
The deal overhauls the state's Medicaid program, which...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 9:21 PM
(Reuters) - When Washington eliminated corporate tax deductions on health insurance executive compensation above $500,000 under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law in 2013, it generated more than $72 million in additional tax revenue for the U....
| Aug 26, 2014
| 2:30 AM
The trick to saving money on health care is learning how to navigate the health care marketplace.
Stay in your network. Before you visit a doctor or have a procedure, ask your insurer and the health care provider whether the provider is included in...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 4:09 PM
The dominant carrier on Maryland's health exchange, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, will raise premiums beginning in January, though not nearly as much as the company wanted, state regulators announced Friday.
CareFirst won approval to raise rates as...