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  • Reports: Humana Considering Sale, Cigna Interested

    Reports: Humana Considering Sale, Cigna Interested
    Only weeks after Cigna Corp. was mentioned as a possible target for acquisition by fellow Hartford-area insurer Aetna Inc., a news service reported Friday that Cigna itself had approached a third insurer, Humana Inc., about a possible deal. Analysts have...
  • Steps to take when disputing a denied health insurance claim

    Steps to take when disputing a denied health insurance claim
    Most people heading into retirement know life after work isn't all shuffleboard on the lido deck. There can be serious money and health care concerns, not to mention worries about boredom and relationship conflict with all that newfound free time....
  • Opinion: Reducing cost of public health care programs requires tough decisions

    Opinion: Reducing cost of public health care programs requires tough decisions
    Reducing the cost of managed public health programs requires sacrifice and tough decisions. At the very least, it may be inconvenient. After all, when people who get something for nothing, or very little, the result is chaos. That's what's happening...
  • Take time to pick the right long-term-care facility for a parent

    When Donna Braley was 79, her family started to notice she was having trouble doing things that she'd always loved to do -- crocheting, cooking, doing crossword puzzles. Because her children lived in different states, it took a while for them to piece...
  • Letter: Legislation is a key Alzheimer's step

    Kudos to Rep. Adam Schiff for recently co-sponsoring the HOPE for Alzheimer's Act (Health Outcomes, Planning and Education). Congressional passage of this bill would ensure that Medicare beneficiaries newly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and...
  • Covering the Bases: Switch drug plan to receive state subsidy funds

    I enrolled in a Medicare Part D drug plan. I also enrolled in the State of Maryland subsidy, Senior Prescription Drug Assistance Program. The subsidy pays my Part D drug plan's monthly premium. However, my particular Part D drug plan does not accept the...
  • Congressman seeks answers on Cuban crime rings

    Congressman seeks answers on Cuban crime rings
    Cuban criminals are exploiting America's generosity and must be brought to justice, a South Florida congressman told the new U.S. attorney general. In a letter to Loretta Lynch, U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch said a U.S. law meant to help Cubans fleeing communism...
  • Hospital bills too high? One benefits firm has new strategy: Don't pay

    In the late 1990s, you could have taken what hospitals charged to administer inpatient chemotherapy and bought a Ford Escort econobox. Today, average chemo charges (not even counting the price of the anti-cancer drugs) are enough to pay for a Lexus GX...
  • Is this hospice pitch ligit?

    Q. My 90-year-old mother, who is frail and short of breath but not suffering from any particular illness, lives with my family. At the elder-care center where she socializes a few afternoons a week, a representative from a hospice company met my mom and...
  • Drug Goes From $19 To $160 In Two Weeks: Can GoodRx App Help?

    Drug Goes From $19 To $160 In Two Weeks: Can GoodRx App Help?
    Doug Hirsch is living the GoodRx life, a prescription drug price comparison site he co-founded four years ago that's now used by 3 million people a month. Why shop around for prescription drugs? Because the cash price at Target or Wal-mart or other...
  • House adopts compromise GOP budget targeting 'Obamacare'

     House adopts compromise GOP budget targeting 'Obamacare'
    The House Thursday adopted a compromise GOP budget that promises to speed repeal of the President Barack Obama's health care law while giving the Pentagon an additional $38 billion next year. The 226-197 vote sends the non-binding budget plan to the...