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Amid anxiety over rising costs from the federal healthcare law, California received better-than-expected insurance rates for a new state-run marketplace, but many consumers still won't be spared from sharply higher premiums. Three years after...
Some prominent health insurers, including industry giant UnitedHealth Group Inc., are not participating in California's new state-run health insurance market, possibly limiting the number of choices for millions of consumers. UnitedHealth, the nation'...
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court dealt a setback Tuesday to the campaign of abortion opponents to “defund” Planned Parenthood. Without comment, the justices turned away Indiana’s defense of a 2011 law that would ban all Medicaid funds...
When Medicare disclosed average charges from thousands of U.S. hospitals for 100 common procedures last week, only one hospital was near the top in every category: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Be it a cardiac stent, a hip replacement or a...
The Hartford CourantThe price of major joint-replacement surgery, without serious complications, is nearly three times more at Greenwich Hospital than at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington. It's $72,393 in Greenwich and $23,063 in Torrington, on average. At...
Putting more money into Interstate 4 is a gigantic waste. We went up to Road Atlanta last year to see the races, and I noticed there weren't more than 15 cars using the toll lanes at 5 p.m. rush hour on a Friday. On the way back home on Sunday morning,...
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Arthur Roberts and Jenna Herbst have taken different paths to reach a level of comfort. Some would say that Roberts, 67, and Herbst, 37, represent the past and the future of the way people with developmental disabilities are supported and treated in...
The Hartford CourantFour people were arrested this week as the result of an investigation into Medicaid fraud that has already produced four arrests and one jail sentence for a former physician. The four allegedly plotted with former Plainville physician Richard Luzietti...
Thanks to Julie Hamos, head of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, for dealing forthrightly with the state's runaway Medicaid costs that now consume about 20 percent of state spending. According to an analysis released last year...
This week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that Virginia will partner with CMS to test a new model for providing Medicare-Medicaid enrollees with a more coordinated, person-centered care experience. There are approximately...
Staff writerIn local public-affairs programming this weekend: Prominent Orlando attorney John Morgan and his wife, Ultima, are Lauren Rowe's guests on "Flashpoint" at 8 a.m. Sunday on WKMG-Channel 6. They discuss everything from politics and Casey Anthony to...
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