| Oct 7, 2014
| 8:27 PM
A federal criminal trial got underway Tuesday against a member of the Omidi family whose sons were behind the controversial and now-defunct 1-800-GET-THIN ad campaign.
On trial is Cindy Omidi, 65, who is accused of violating federal anti-money...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 2:30 AM
No matter how you get your insurance -- through your employer, from a state exchange, an agent, or directly from an insurance company -- you're paying a bigger share of your health-care costs these days. Higher premiums are only part of the picture....
| Oct 1, 2014
| 2:30 AM
No matter how you get 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 you used to. Higher premiums are only part of the picture....
| Sep 29, 2014
The UF Cancer Center at Orlando Health announced that its new high-tech, cyclotron proton accelerator cancer therapy machine will arrive at the downtown center on Nov. 2.
The delivery of the last parts of the enormous MEVION S250 superconducting...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 10:04 AM
Here's how the nation's largest health insurance company aided and abetted what it says was a $43-million healthcare fraud.
In a lawsuit filed recently in federal court in Los Angeles, UnitedHealth Group says it paid out the $43 million to an...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 5:13 PM
The nation's largest health insurance company has accused the brothers behind the 1-800-GET-THIN advertising campaign of defrauding the insurer of more than $40 million by operating a complex weight-loss surgery billing scheme.
UnitedHealth Group Inc....
| 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...
| Aug 7, 2014
It's hard to get a grasp on Pennsylvania's Obamacare marketplace for the upcoming year, but one big health insurer that skipped the marketplace in 2014 is planning on participating in 2015. UnitedHealthcare, an operating division of UnitedHealth Group,...
| 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 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...