| 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...
| 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...
| 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,...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 8:01 PM
Major health insurer CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield has asked the state to let it increase its rates in the individual marketplace by as much as 30 percent on average next year, but two competitors want to lower what they charge people who don't get...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 4:50 PM
Dr. Theodore Corwin, a plastic surgeon in Thousand Oaks for the last 30 years, has had run-ins with insurers before, but never one so aggravating — and pointless — as this.
A 26-year-old woman recently came to his office complaining of back,...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 6:28 PM
WASHINGTON — Driven by a last-minute flood of enrollments, particularly in California, sign-ups for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act's online marketplaces hit 8 million, President Obama announced Thursday.
The total exceeded the...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 6:34 PM
Ten Southern California surgery centers once affiliated with the defunct 1-800-GET-THIN advertising campaign are suing UnitedHealth Group Inc. to get reimbursed for hundreds of Lap-Band weight-loss procedures.
The lawsuit comes amid federal and state...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 10:11 AM
For the seventh consecutive year, Kaiser Permanente ranked highest in customer satisfaction for health insurance among California policyholders, according to ratings firm J.D. Power & Associates.
But two other major rivals -- Blue Shield of California...