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  • Aetna, Humana: From Their Beginnings

    Aetna, Humana: From Their Beginnings
    Aetna Inception: 1819 to 1853 The Aetna Fire Insurance Co. was founded in Hartford In 1819. Its name comes from Mount Etna, a volcano in Sicily. In 1847, Eliphalet Bulkeley moved to Hartford from East Haddam, where he had been a prominent local...
  • Insurer merger mania paints muddied picture for consumers

    More than a third of the U.S. population has health coverage through an insurer that either wants to make a huge acquisition or is about to be swallowed up in one. Aetna laid out a plan on Friday to spend around $35 billion to buy the Medicare...
  • Obamacare cash fuels healthcare merger mania

    Obamacare cash fuels healthcare merger mania
    A gusher of Obamacare money is fueling a merger frenzy in U.S. healthcare. The latest jolt came Thursday when Woodland Hills insurer Health Net Inc. agreed to be bought by Medicaid insurer Centene Corp. for $6.8 billion. And more billion-dollar deals...
  • Ingalls seeks an affiliation with hospital system

    Ingalls seeks an affiliation with hospital system
    Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey, one of the few independent hospitals remaining in the Southland, is seeking an affiliation or partnership with a larger hospital system to improve its negotiating position with health insurance companies. According...
  • Centene makes $6.3B bid for fellow insurer Health Net

    Centene has jumped into the mix of managed-care companies scrambling to bulk up as the health care overhaul changes their business with a $6.3-billion bid for fellow insurer Health Net. The deal announced Thursday gives St. Louis-based Centene a chance...
  • Centene Plans To Buy Fellow Insurer Health Net For $6.3 Billion

    Centene Plans To Buy Fellow Insurer Health Net For $6.3 Billion
    Centene, in a deal announced Thursday, plans to acquire fellow health insurance and management company Health Net for $6.3 billion, becoming part of the mix of managed-care companies scrambling to bulk up as the health care overhaul changes their...
  • Obamacare ruling brings relief to Florida

    Obamacare ruling brings relief to Florida
    — A Supreme Court decision on Thursday upholding subsidies for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act brought relief to more than a million Floridians who depend on them to save thousands of dollars on their policies each year. Florida...
  • After Obamacare ruling, dissent from past supporter

    After Obamacare ruling, dissent from past supporter
    In a big win for Obamacare and Floridians, the U.S. Supreme Court recently upheld subsidies for enrollees who buy health insurance through the federally-run Healthcare.gov website. The ruling means 6.4 million low-income Americans who live in states...
  • Who Will Benefit From Health Insurance Mergers? Not You, The Consumer

    Who Will Benefit From Health Insurance Mergers? Not You, The Consumer
    In the wildly blunt back-and-forth between Cigna and Anthem over their would-be $47 billion merger, the clash of CEOs drew headlines, but the heart of the issue is efficiency in the health system — as it is with the reportedly imminent deal...
  • State tells insurers to limit co-pays for HIV/AIDS drugs

    State tells insurers to limit co-pays for HIV/AIDS drugs
    Supporters of civil rights for people living in Florida with HIV/AIDS are applauding the state Office of Insurance Regulation for warning insurance companies not to overcharge patients for drugs in their 2016 federal marketplace plans. The notice, by...
  • Report: Women In CT Denied Some Mandated Health Benefits

    Women in Connecticut have been denied health insurance benefits in violation of the federal Affordable Care Act, according to a study by the National Women's Law Center. Connecticut is one of 15 states included in the study, which analyzed the 2014 and...