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  • HealthSouth buys home health operator as U.S. population ages

    (Reuters) - Hospital operator HealthSouth Corp bought the owner of Encompass Home Health and Hospice, the latest deal in an industry that looks poised to grow as the U.S. population ages.
  • What to consider when shopping for pre-Medicare health coverage

    Pre-Medicare retirees need to lock in new individual health insurance under the Affordable Care Act by Dec. 15 for coverage starting at the beginning of the year, but rushing into a new plan could be costly, experts say. The full open-enrollment period...

    Abe Ribicoff: A Connecticut Original

    I first met then-Gov. Abraham Ribicoff in the summer of 1958 when he was running for re-election and I, a 26-year-old, was working for John Bailey, the Democratic state chairman. To say I "met" Ribicoff is a considerable exaggeration. Bailey told me...

    Health-car enrollment figure was 400,000 too high

    WASHINGTON The Obama administration downsized the nation's marketplace health-insurance enrollment to 6.7 million people on Thursday after House investigators found that the original estimates for medical coverage included 400,000 people who had only...

    New Medicaid rule could challenge state shift away from nursing homes

    WASHINGTON For more than 30 years, states have been finding new ways to care for aged and disabled Medicaid beneficiaries without confining them to nursing homes. The number of people living in skilled nursing facilities has declined significantly over...