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  • Healthy Indiana Program 2.0 enrollment proceeding well

    Healthy Indiana Program 2.0 enrollment proceeding well
    Five months after the Healthy Indiana Program 2.0 was launched, more than 297,000 Indiana residents have enrolled in the Medicaid expansion program, which is well on its way to providing coverage to an estimated 350,000 Indiana residents. Local...
  • Aetna to buy Humana as health insurer landscape shifts

    Aetna aims to spend about $35 billion to buy rival Humana and become the latest health insurer bulking up on government business as the industry adjusts to the federal health care overhaul. The proposed cash-and-stock deal, announced early Friday,...
  • NC legislators want Medicaid reform before expansion

    Despite a key win in the Supreme Court and pressure from liberal activists, North Carolina's legislative leaders said this past week that they have no plans to expand the state's Medicaid rolls through President Barack Obama's 2010 health care law....
  • Aetna Plans To Buy Humana For $37 Billion

    Aetna Plans To Buy Humana For $37 Billion
    HARTFORD — Aetna Inc. will buy Humana Inc. for $37 billion in a merger of two of the top health insurers in the nation, under a deal announced Friday. Mark Bertolini, Aetna's CEO, will lead the combined company, whose headquarters will remain in...
  • Indiana's Medicaid experiment offers a conservative take on health reform

    Indiana's Medicaid experiment offers a conservative take on health reform
    Linda Joyner, at 64, just got health coverage. Uninsured for years, the former waitress signed up for Medicaid after Indiana expanded its program through the Affordable Care Act. But unlike millions of low-income Americans who've enrolled in the...
  • Scott's vetoes make anger level rise

    Scott's vetoes make anger level rise
    Think of the line-item veto as a process of moving things from one list to another. With a stroke of his red pen, Gov. Rick Scott moves items from "The List of Things That Make People Happy" to "The List of Things that Make People Angry." With his recent...
  • Obamacare cash fuels healthcare merger mania

    Obamacare cash fuels healthcare merger mania
    A gusher of Obamacare money is fueling a merger frenzy in U.S. healthcare. The latest jolt came Thursday when Woodland Hills insurer Health Net Inc. agreed to be bought by Medicaid insurer Centene Corp. for $6.8 billion. And more billion-dollar deals...
  • Aetna To Buy Humana In $37B Deal

    Aetna To Buy Humana In $37B Deal
    HARTFORD (AP) — Aetna will spend $37 billion to buy rival Humana in a deal that would significantly bulk up its government business and create the nation's second-largest health insurer. The cash-and-stock acquisition, announced early Friday,...
  • Ingalls seeks an affiliation with hospital system

    Ingalls seeks an affiliation with hospital system
    Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey, one of the few independent hospitals remaining in the Southland, is seeking an affiliation or partnership with a larger hospital system to improve its negotiating position with health insurance companies. According...
  • Deceased Lawyer's Clients Owed $1.8 Million, But Only $330,000 Remains

    A total of 24 former clients of the late New Haven attorney William Gallagher are owed $1.86 million from their dealings with Gallagher, but court records show his bank accounts contain only about $330,000. Gallagher, who once led two prestigious legal...
  • Centene Plans To Buy Fellow Insurer Health Net For $6.3 Billion

    Centene Plans To Buy Fellow Insurer Health Net For $6.3 Billion
    Centene, in a deal announced Thursday, plans to acquire fellow health insurance and management company Health Net for $6.3 billion, becoming part of the mix of managed-care companies scrambling to bulk up as the health care overhaul changes their...