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  • Florida doctor tied to NJ Sen. Menendez remains jailed

    A federal judge pressed for further details Monday on the foreign assets of a Florida doctor charged with corruption alongside New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez, putting off a decision on his bond after nearly eight weeks behind bars. U.S. Magistrate Judge...
  • Shares of Humana rally on silence and a withdrawal

    Shares of Humana rally on silence and a withdrawal
    Humana has pulled out of a major health care conference and said it will not comment on rumors of a merger, actions that will likely fuel Wall Street speculation that the insurer is part of a developing deal. Shares of the Medicare Advantage coverage...
  • Edwards hits Van Hollen over Medicare letter tied to trade

    Edwards hits Van Hollen over Medicare letter tied to trade
    WASHINGTON -- Rep. Donna F. Edwards' campaign for Senate criticized Rep. Chris Van Hollen on Wednesday for not signing a letter opposed to Medicare cuts included in a trade bill pending in Congress, her latest effort to draw a distinction with him in...
  • Reports: Health Insurer Humana Considering Sale; Cigna Interested

    Reports: Health Insurer Humana Considering Sale; Cigna Interested
    Only weeks after Cigna Corp. was mentioned as a possible target for acquisition by fellow Hartford insurer Aetna Inc., a news service reported Friday that Cigna itself had approached a third insurer, Humana Inc., about a possible deal. Analysts have...
  • Covering the Bases: Pay attention to plan details when admitted to a hospital

    Covering the Bases: Pay attention to plan details when admitted to a hospital
    I was admitted to the hospital for four days in early January. I paid my inpatient deductible of $1,260. I had to be re-admitted to the hospital last month. I was shocked to be billed another deductible of $1,260. I've already paid for the year, so why am...
  • Let doctors breathe while electronic records develop

    I rarely do follow-up columns. I'm averaging one every 10 years. And while my last such exercise resulted in a written apology from the White House (for accusing me of making up facts over its removal of Churchill's bust), today's is not a complaint. It's...
  • GOP candidates in Orlando: Too few details on fixing debt

    GOP candidates in Orlando: Too few details on fixing debt
    When Gov. Rick Scott invited GOP presidential candidates to Orlando to talk about their ideas at the Economic Growth Summit this past week, the conversation, not surprisingly, included discussion about our nation's fiscal challenges. There will not be...
  • Scott's only health insurance plan is to oppose it

    Scott's only health insurance plan is to oppose it
    Rick Scott loves to compare Florida to Texas when it comes to jobs. He thinks that the comparison makes Florida look good. The governor, though, never mentions another similarity that makes Florida look bad. For years, both states have had...
  • Why I Blame Obama For Medical Records Mandate

    Why I Blame Obama For Medical Records Mandate
    I rarely do follow-up columns. Today's is a recognition that the huge response elicited by last week's column, "Why Doctors Quit," warrants both rebuttal and clarification. Physicians who responded tended to agree with my claim that doctors are being...
  • Feds: Florida doctor gave cancer patients unapproved drugs

    A Florida oncologist was charged Thursday with giving cancer patients medications, included chemotherapy drugs, from other countries that were not approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration. Federal health officials said patients at East Lake...
  • GOP trade chief will yield to Dems on jobs program funding

    The House's top Republican on trade says he's willing to concede to Democrats on a key jobs program. Republican congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin says the jobs program can be funded without cutting Medicare's budget. cbc The concession could make it...