| Jul 3, 2014
| 3:56 PM
Aetna is exploring a sale of some of Coventry Health Care's assets worth as much as $1.5 billion, according to people familiar with the matter, a year after it acquired Coventry for $5.6 billion.
Aetna Inc., the third largest U.S. health insurer, is...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 2:30 AM
By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin
Q: My mother recently passed away. She was the person running the finances for her and my father. My sister and I now have power of attorney over my dad's finances.
My parents have CD accounts stashed at many...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 6:53 AM
Maryland officials are poised to again review their Medicaid rolls for those who no longer qualify.
The state ceased such reviews for six months as it worked to open the new online marketplace for people to buy public and private insurance plans and...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 10:37 AM
Gov. Pat Quinn today signed into law a Medicaid expansion bill that will tap $2.4 billion in federal funds over the next several years to provide more health care coverage for the poor.
The money includes approximately $400 million to enroll new...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 4:18 PM
A Texas-based hospital chain that is buying four Connecticut hospitals said in a surprise announcement Tuesday it will add a fifth to its roster: Saint Mary's in Waterbury.
Connecticut's legislature this year passed a bill allowing for-profit hospitals...
| Jul 9, 2014
Illinois and Texas each faced challenges in 2011. The national recession had damaged both states' economies and revenues were projected to be insufficient to cover anticipated spending.
What happened next is a clear demonstration of the differences...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 9:47 AM
The percentage of Californians without health insurance was cut in half in the last nine months during the federal health law's expansion of coverage, a new survey shows.
Nationwide, an estimated 9.5 million adults under the age of 65 gained health...
| Jun 14, 2014
Editor's note: This is part of an everyday series exploring individual line items in state and local budgets. Read the entire series at www.dailypress.com/watchdog.
This is a special installment of "It's in the Budget," because Virginia actually has a...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 2:45 PM
President Obama's healthcare law has reduced the number of uninsured adults by between 8 million and 11 million in its first year, according to three new studies, and the vast majority of enrollees report satisfaction with their new health plans.
| Jul 10, 2014
| 8:03 PM
President Obama's healthcare law has reduced the number of uninsured adults by 8 million to 11 million in its first year, according to three new studies, and the vast majority report satisfaction with their new health plans.
The studies — done...
| Jul 14, 2014
An occasional listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. Because we aren't fat enough already: Pizza Hut launches a cookie pizza Pizza Hut......