| Mar 12, 2014
| 3:49 PM
More than 500 adults in Southeastern and Central Virginia who receive both Medicare and Medicaid, a group known as "dual eligibles," have already signed up for the state's new Commonwealth Coordinated Care program.
Voluntary enrollment started March 1....
| Mar 14, 2014
| 10:44 AM
A temporary court order preventing UnitedHealthcare from dropping doctors affiliated with medical associations in Fairfield and Hartford counties has expired, and those physicians are out of the insurer's Medicare Advantage network as of March 11....
| Mar 13, 2014
Mitchell Watkins checked into Northwestern Memorial Hospital on May 26.
The Chicago resident was treated for various ailments and released several days later.
He was covered by his wife's health insurance policy, and the couple had no doubt the...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 2:05 PM
A year ago, when the Republican National Committee’s searing 2012 election postmortem was released, it was possible to imagine, for a fleeting moment, that the GOP might finally grasp why it has lost the popular vote in five of the last six...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 3:49 PM
Cigna Corp. shares fell more than 9 percent Friday after the company announced fourth-quarter earnings and a profit outlook that both fell short of analysts' expectations.
Also Friday, the company acknowledged that it was cutting 950 employees from its...
| Feb 12, 2014
The House Republican leadership did the right thing Tuesday, allowing the chamber to approve a bill that would raise the debt ceiling for one year unconditionally. The move doesn't end the fight over federal budget deficits and the growing national debt....
| Feb 9, 2014
One of the best features in President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act is the freedom that it offers workers from "job lock," a job they can't leave for fear of losing their affordable health insurance coverage. Yet, Obamacare foes think that's a bad...
| Mar 3, 2014
The headline to this piece has been corrected, as explained below.
Republicans and Democrats can't seem to agree on anything related to the 2010 healthcare law, but they may come together soon on a crucial fix to the nation's largest federal...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 11:52 AM
Advocate Health Care has agreed to a clinical affiliation with southwest suburban Silver Cross Hospital and Medical Centers that will fold the New Lenox-based hospital into the Advocate system while allowing it to retain its own leadership, name and...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 12:49 PM
Funny guy, Bill Maher. And he got lots of yuks on his HBO show Friday with a riff on government spending on our seniors vs. our children.
"In the battle for government giveaways," he said, "we have to stop thinking in terms of rich versus poor, or...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 4:42 PM
Like every other hospice, Arcadia Hospice serves the terminally ill and their families.
But Arcadia Hospice is not like every other hospice, its employees and owners say. Arcadia is exceptional in the efficiency of its operation and the extraordinary...