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  • Health care stocks rise after Supreme Court's Obamacare ruling

    Health care stocks rise after Supreme Court's Obamacare ruling
    Health insurance companies and hospitals were pleased to put behind them a court challenge to the federal financial assistance provided to lower-income Americans to buy insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Their investors also cheered. By ruling to...
  • 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...
  • Health insurance giant Anthem presses for Cigna takeover at $54 billion

    Health insurance giant Anthem presses for Cigna takeover at $54 billion
    Health insurer Anthem Inc. pressed ahead with its pursuit of a $54-billion merger with Cigna Corp. despite a spurned bid and increasing concerns about industry consolidation. Joseph Swedish, Anthem's chief executive, went on the offensive Monday trying...
  • Anthem CEO: Cigna Deal Made Public To Sway Shareholders

    Anthem CEO: Cigna Deal Made Public To Sway Shareholders
    Anthem Inc., undeterred by Cigna's rejection of its takeover bid, took its case to financial analysts Monday, expressing confidence that it could sign a merger deal "quickly." "We just felt the process was not developing in a way … that best...
  • Health insurance mergers don't benefit consumers, California regulator warns

    Health insurance mergers don't benefit consumers, California regulator warns
    California's top insurance regulator expressed alarm Wednesday at the prospect of further consolidation in the health insurance industry. Dave Jones, the state's elected insurance commissioner, said consumers, employers and medical providers all could...
  • Community news for Colchester edition

    Local students graduate WORCESTER, MA - Assumption College's 98th Commencement ceremony was held May 16 on the campus at H.L. Rocheleau Field where Nicole Gamberale of Moodus and Justin Litwin of Colchester were awarded a Bachelor's degrees. Festival on...
  • Anthem proposes to buy Cigna for $184 per share

    After getting the cold shoulder, U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc. said it's raising its offer to buy smaller rival Cigna Corp. for about $47 billion, including cash and stock. Indianapolis-based Anthem said Saturday it's proposing $184 per share, about 31...
  • Health insurer Cigna rejects Anthem's $54-billion takeover bid

    Health insurer Cigna rejects Anthem's $54-billion takeover bid
    In a fiery response, Cigna Corp. rejected a $54-billion takeover bid from Anthem Inc. and unleashed several criticisms of the health insurance giant. Cigna said Sunday that the $184-a-share offer was inadequate and not in the best interests of its...
  • Anthem Goes Public With Cigna Bid; Aetna, Humana Also Merger Targets

    Anthem Goes Public With Cigna Bid; Aetna, Humana Also Merger Targets
    NEW YORK — Merger proposals are starting to intensify among the big health insurers amid talk of industry consolidation. After getting the cold shoulder in negotiations, Anthem Inc. said on Saturday that it is raising its offer to buy rival Cigna...
  • Health Insurance Consolidation Raises Specter Of Layoffs

    Health Insurance Consolidation Raises Specter Of Layoffs
    The possibility of one or more mergers among health insurers such as Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Humana and UnitedHealthcare has people wondering about the L word. Layoffs. Will they happen in Greater Hartford? Would it be better if a Connecticut-based...
  • Anthem reveals $54-billion bid for Cigna after merger talks break down

    Anthem reveals $54-billion bid for Cigna after merger talks break down
    Healthcare giant Anthem Inc. stepped up its pursuit of rival Cigna Corp. with a $54-billion takeover bid amid an industrywide merger frenzy that could dramatically reshape the insurance market. Anthem, the nation's second-largest health insurer, said...