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  • Nevada GOP Rep. Joe Heck to run for Reid's US Senate seat

    Republican Rep. Joe Heck on Monday entered the race for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Nevada Democrat Harry Reid, setting in motion what could be one of the top Senate races of 2016. Heck made the announcement in a video posted online, citing his...
  • Aetna CFO: Louisville Workforce May Grow; No Word On Hartford

    Aetna CFO: Louisville Workforce May Grow; No Word On Hartford
    In the first public discussion of the merger announced Friday, Aetna executives made no predictions on how Hartford employment would change but said they expect the size of Humana's Louisville workforce will not shrink at all, and might grow. Humana...
  • Md. embraces patient-centered care

    Md. embraces patient-centered care
    Marylanders should be proud of the leadership demonstrated by the Health Services Cost Review Commission ("Better care for less," June 30). Maryland's hospitals and others involved in the Medicare waiver have the potential to transform our state's...
  • When paying cash for a prescription is cheaper than using insurance

    PITTSBURGH Charles Conn stopped in to see his pharmacist to fill a prescription for a cough that had persisted for a month. Once he saw how much the medication cost, he could have used a side order of blood pressure pills. The price, under his...
  • Financial implications of same-sex ruling for older couples

    Financial implications of same-sex ruling for older couples
    Caution was the watchword financial planners had for same-sex couples contemplating marriage in the wake of the Supreme Court decision making those unions legal nationwide. "We say to people, 'Walk, don't run, down the aisle,'" said Steve Branton,...
  • 5 sentenced in $25M Medicare fraud involving Nicaragua, D.R.

    Five people have been sent to federal prison for their roles in a $25 million Medicare fraud scheme that involved people from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic posing as U.S. patients. The sentences imposed last week by a Miami federal judge ranged...
  • Covering the Bases: Medicare preventive visit helps create plan to keep you healthy

    Covering the Bases: Medicare preventive visit helps create plan to keep you healthy
    I just enrolled in Medicare and was reading about the Welcome to Medicare preventive visit. Is this a routine physical and routine blood work? The Welcome to Medicare visit is not a routine physical examination. The visit does not include "routine"...
  • 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,...
  • Regulators Promise Vigorous Review Of Aetna-Humana Deal

    Regulators Promise Vigorous Review Of Aetna-Humana Deal
    Now comes the waiting. Aetna Inc. and Humana Inc. have agreed to join forces. Before a merger can go through, however, regulators in Washington and in the states will have to evaluate the market impact and approve the marriage. First, the companies...
  • 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...
  • Health care solution could eliminate insurers

    Michael Mayo's column "After Obamacare Ruling, Dissent from Past Supporter," illustrates the deficiencies in the Affordable Care Act. His last sentence, however, points to the solution — if we simply create a Medicare-for-all plan, it could...