| Jun 29, 2015
| 7:34 AM
TALLAHASSEE — After a bruising political battle that split the GOP-led House, Senate and Gov. Rick Scott, lawmakers are back home, with a government shutdown averted, tax cuts passed and hospitals avoiding deep funding cuts.
| Jun 26, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London says it's too small to survive for long in a tumultuous hospital environment. It is in talks to join forces with the Yale-New Haven Health System, parent of Yale-New Haven Hospital.
The affiliation makes sense....
| Jun 27, 2015
| 7:38 AM
This is a story about how Florida's governor tried to give one company a 690 percent return on its political investment.
On May 5, Gov. Scott created the Commission on Healthcare an Hospital Funding. Its mission is to examine "taxpayer funding" of...
| Jun 28, 2015
| 7:00 AM
Q: I have an IRA and would like to apply for Medicaid for nursing home care. Will the IRA be treated as an asset or as income? — S.B., Orlando
A; An IRA can be structured as income to help cover the cost of care in a nursing home and potentially...
| Jun 17, 2015
| 4:38 PM
The parent company of Hartford Hospital and four other Connecticut hospitals said Wednesday it will eliminate 335 full-time-equivalent positions, which means 418 people, some of the part-time workers, will lose their jobs, starting in the next two weeks....
| Jun 15, 2015
| 3:08 PM
Clinics in East Haven and Branford are scheduled to close as Yale-New Haven Health System contends with higher state taxes and lower Medicaid reimbursement rates from the state, hospital executives said Monday.
Yale-New Haven wants to close the two...
| Jun 16, 2015
| 1:41 AM
A government data warehouse that stores personal information on millions of HealthCare.gov customers is raising privacy concerns at a time when major breaches have become distressingly common.
A government privacy assessment dated Jan. 15 says data "is...
| Jun 25, 2015
| 3:28 PM
Aetna Inc. is closing in on a deal to buy rival health insurer Humana Inc., according to a report by Bloomberg News, citing sources that said an agreement could be reached as early as this week.
The news of an imminent deal came days after Anthem pitched...
| Jun 15, 2015
| 8:16 AM
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...
| Jun 17, 2015
| 6:49 PM
Federal prosecutors have completed their investigation into loans made to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's re-election campaign by his lieutenant governor and plan to bring no criminal charges, the U.S. attorney's office said Wednesday.
Jim Cross, spokesman...
| Jun 23, 2015
| 1:10 PM
In a surprising moment of bipartisan unity, Republicans and Democrats seem to be in agreement that it's time to remove the prescription requirement for oral contraceptives. Right before Memorial Day, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., and Sen. Cory Gardner, R-...