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  • Rite Aid buys pharmacy benefit manager EnvisionRx for $2 billion

    Rite Aid's $2-billion acquisition of a pharmacy benefits manager steers the drugstore chain toward a potentially lucrative focus for healthcare companies: finding ways to tame customer costs. The nation's third-largest drugstore chain is buying...
  • Challenges for doctors using fitness trackers& apps

    More hospitals and doctors are starting to use data from fitness trackers and health apps to help treat patients. But they are moving cautiously. The technology has a lot of potential, but there are key challenges to work out: ___ LIABILITY What if a...
  • Uninsured get 45 more days to avoid tax penalty next year

    WASHINGTON An estimated 3 million to 6 million individuals and households that face a tax penalty for not having health insurance in 2014 will get an extra 45 days to secure 2015 coverage and thereby escape the same penalty next year. The Obama...
  • Connecticut Nurse Among Highest Prescribers In U.S.

    Connecticut Nurse Among Highest Prescribers In U.S.
    A Derby nurse practitioner was among the top 10 prescribers nationally of the most potent controlled substances in Medicare's drug program in 2012 — an anomaly in a state where Medicare records show that nurse practitioners rarely prescribe such...
  • Let's not slash Medicare Advantage

    Let's not slash Medicare Advantage
    All Americans, regardless of where they choose to live or how much they earn, deserve access to high quality health care. Seniors across the country have worked hard for the promise that health coverage options would be available to them upon retirement....
  • State approves Osceola center for mentally ill

    State approves Osceola center for mentally ill
    A state agency has rejected a major challenge to a new mental-health center in Osceola County designed to keep mentally ill people out of jail and hospital emergency rooms, and to save taxpayers millions of dollars. The Florida Department of Children &...
  • Vermont governor says health program lowering patient costs

    Federal studies show Vermont's Blueprint for Health — a program aimed at reaching patients with chronic conditions, keeping them in better heath and saving money by reducing hospitalizations and medical procedures — is helping slow the...
  • Anthem finishes deal for Medicaid provider Simply Healthcare

    Anthem has closed its purchase of Florida Medicaid managed care provider Simply Healthcare Holdings Inc., as the nation's second-largest health insurer continues to expand its government business. Anthem CEO Joseph Swedish said Wednesday in a statement...
  • Republicans say Obama giving immigrants 'amnesty bonuses'

    Millions of immigrants benefiting from President Barack Obama's executive actions could get a windfall from the IRS, a reversal of fortune after years of paying taxes to help fund government programs they were banned from receiving. Armed with new Social...
  • Bone up before you buy: The ABCS of picking a Medigap policy

    People enrolling in traditional Medicare should buy a supplemental insurance policy to cover the substantial gaps left by deductibles and co-payments, according to consumer advocates. But choosing a private Medigap plan can be daunting. That's what Joyce...
  • 'America's Bitter Pill': Steven Brill examines the dizzying maze of American health care reform

    "America's Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Back-Room Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System" by Steven Brill; Random House (528 pages, $28) Journalist Steven Brill, who strode to health care policy prominence with his 2013 Time magazine...