| Jul 16, 2014
| 2:30 AM
No matter how you get your insurance -- through your employer, from a state exchange, from an agent, or directly from an insurance company -- you're paying a bigger share of your health-care costs than in the past. Higher premiums are only part of the...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 9:40 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- After Gov. Rick Scott and his allies poured $14 million into ads since March, Florida Democrats are finally responding with a familiar line of attack: Medicare fraud.
The Florida Democratic Party unveiled an ad buy Tuesday aimed at...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 10:03 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Much like in virtually every campaign since the dawn of television, the Republican Party of Florida today is sending a letter to television stations, complaining that an ad put up last week by the Florida Democratic Party "contains...
| May 25, 2014
Just days after Bernita Klokner's family moved her from Florida back to the Midwest last May, the 97-year-old fell and broke her hip.
After the ensuing surgery, Klokner was moved from a hospital in Milwaukee to a nearby rehabilitation center.
| May 30, 2014
| 2:15 PM
About 30 doctors in the New Haven area will be out of UnitedHealthcare's Medicare Advantage network starting July 1, leaving patients to find other clinicians or face higher out-of-network rates.
UnitedHealthcare sent letters to an undisclosed number...
| May 31, 2014
| 12:34 PM
On Charles Street, inside the Belvedere Galleria, a company run from a small office offers cash for people's leftover diabetes strips, the tiny tabs used to test glucose levels, which are crucial to managing the disease.
An Internet search for "sell...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 6:17 PM
People become scam targets for all sorts of reasons.
Some are desperate to find jobs and fall for traps promising easy money. Some are desperate for companionship and let down their guard in phony online romances. Others are older people whose age makes...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 6:42 PM
Federal authorities have banned Capital BlueCross from enrolling new customers into its Medicare plans, saying the health insurance company denied some seniors coverage for emergency services and access to prescription drugs, and overcharged about 3,000...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 4:34 PM
Alexian Brothers Health System and Adventist Midwest Health on Tuesday said they are pursuing an affiliation that would create the second-largest hospital system in the state.
The systems have signed a letter of intent to form a joint operating...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 7:15 PM
The U.S. Justice Department has accused a North Hollywood healthcare company of defrauding the federal government of millions of dollars by overbilling for services its doctors performed.
In a lawsuit filed Monday in Chicago, federal lawyers said IPC...
| Jun 22, 2014
A quarter of the nation's hospitals in October will receive lower Medicare payments because their rates of patient complications are higher than their peers. Federal officials released a preliminary analysis in April scoring hospitals and provisionally...