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  • Aetna Reports Strong First Quarter, Beating Expectations

    Aetna Reports Strong First Quarter, Beating Expectations
    Aetna had strong first-quarter results as the company reported membership growth, greater revenue and lower costs related to acquisitions and extinguishing debt. Net income for the quarter was $777.5 million, or $2.20 per share, compared with $665.5...
  • Baltimore County squashes rumors of another 'purge' outside city

    Baltimore County squashes rumors of another 'purge' outside city
    Following rumors on social media of another planned "purge" like the one that led to rioting in Baltimore Monday, Security Square Mall, the Social Security Administration and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in Baltimore County decided to...
  • Anthem Expands Video-Conference Doctor Visits

    A visit to the doctor is becoming as readily available as logging onto Skype to video chat with grandma. This summer, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut is expanding its "telemedicine" — a live, online video doctor visit — to...
  • For the record

    Hear Now Festival: A classical music listing in the April 26 Arts & Books section gave an incorrect start time for the first of two concerts Saturday at the Hear Now Festival at the First Lutheran Church in Venice. The correct times are 4 and 8 p.m....
  • Talk of the County: Reader doesn't buy healthy Lake County report

    Talk of the County: Reader doesn't buy healthy Lake County report
    A healthy Lake County? Where and how were the statistics compiled? Increased calling to a quit smoking hotline doesn't mean less smoking. The county actually consists of two counties. One is riddled with poverty and poor education, the other is affluent...
  • Covering the Bases: Report 'up-coding' wheelchair violation to Medicare

    Covering the Bases: Report 'up-coding' wheelchair violation to Medicare
    My sister has a serious neurological disease. Approximately three years ago, she lost her ability to walk. She needed a wheelchair and responded to an advertisement for a "free wheelchair." At the time, I was concerned that the supplier was a sham....
  • Medicaid Cuts To OB-GYNs Hazardous To Women's Health

    Medicaid Cuts To OB-GYNs Hazardous To Women's Health
    Recently, Connecticut obstetrician-gynecologists were given an unwelcome surprise — massive cuts in payments for providing obstetric services to the state's Medicaid patients. The goal of these cuts is to slash the cost of the HUSKY program, which...
  • Fellowship Manor Receives Highest Rating and other company news

    Fellowship Manor Receives Highest Rating and other company news
    Fellowship Manor receives highest rating Fellowship Manor has recently received the highest possible overall rating of five stars U.S. News & World Report's sixth Best Nursing Homes. This is the third year that Fellowship Manor has received the...
  • Christie Puts Social Security Fix In Play

    Christie Puts Social Security Fix In Play
    If New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has his way, the unfolding presidential campaign will focus on generational fairness. It will seek to curb spending on the elderly — mainly Social Security and Medicare — without putting the elderly at risk....
  • How two friends died when they couldn't pay for health care

    How two friends died when they couldn't pay for health care
    Am I the only person in South Florida who has known people who died because they couldn't afford health care? I doubt it, but we don't share their stories, and that anonymity makes it all too easy for our elected officials in Tallahassee to detach the...
  • Sen. Bob Menendez indictment makes Supreme Court ruling look bad

    Sen. Bob Menendez indictment makes Supreme Court  ruling look bad
    In the Supreme Court's landmark 2010 case Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the court declared that corporate independent political expenditures are protected free speech under the First Amendment and cannot be constrained. The court...