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  • Anthem Goes Public With Cigna Bid; Aetna, Humana Also Merger Targets

    Anthem Goes Public With Cigna Bid; Aetna, Humana Also Merger Targets
    NEW YORK — Merger proposals are starting to intensify among the big health insurers amid talk of industry consolidation. After getting the cold shoulder in negotiations, Anthem Inc. said on Saturday that it is raising its offer to buy rival Cigna...
  • Adult dental coverage expanding slowly in Medicaid

    NEW YORK At the Interfaith Dental Center in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, people with dental pain can walk into a ground floor office off Bedford Avenue and get treated without an appointment. They might have to wait in a packed waiting room. But if they're in...
  • Covering the Bases: Those who qualify for Medicare cannot keep Medicaid Expansion

    Covering the Bases: Those who qualify for Medicare cannot keep Medicaid Expansion
    In January, I enrolled into the Medical Assistance (Medicaid) with the help of a "navigator" through the Maryland Health Connection. Everything was working fine until I turned 65 in June. Under Medical Assistance, I had little or no copayments for doctors...
  • Film incentives, hypocrisy and abortion: Letters

    Film incentives lost Florida's film industry has been squeezed out of the state budget. Americans for Prosperity-Florida made 40,000 calls and sent 30,000 emails to legislators questioning the state's film-industry incentives, asking, "Why should...
  • Obamacare 'sticker shock'? Still hasn't happened.

    Obamacare 'sticker shock'? Still hasn't happened.
    The depiction of the Affordable Care Act as a driver of huge increases in health insurance rates refuses to die, even though the record thus far shows that premium rate increases have shrunk since open enrollment for individual plans began in 2014....
  • In Florida House, hypocrisy over heart

    In Florida House, hypocrisy over heart
    Republicans in the Florida House want to be clear: They love the state's working poor. That's why they denied them a chance at health insurance. As Rep. Julio Gonzalez, R-Venice, put it last week, expanding Medicaid would "punish the needy" by putting...
  • Expanding Medicaid would save more lives than experimental drugs

    Expanding Medicaid would save more lives than experimental drugs
    Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill last week that gives dying patients the right to try experimental drugs the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved. The Goldwater Institute, a conservative think tank with libertarian leanings that wrote model...
  • Florida House votes to keep low health insurance premiums

    The Republican-controlled Florida House voted along party lines on Friday to retain — for now — the rates that Gov. Rick Scott and thousands of state workers are currently paying for health insurance. Nearly 30,000 people in state government,...
  • A Republican plan to replace Obamacare

    A Republican plan to replace Obamacare
    Great news, everybody. After years of trying to conjure an Obamacare alternative through the art of rhythmic complaining, Republican lawmakers have finally come up with an idea. More on that in a minute. First, let me detail why this is such an...
  • Here's another way Obamacare is changing U.S. healthcare for the better

    Here's another way Obamacare is changing U.S. healthcare for the better
    The Affordable Care Act aimed to go well beyond merely making health insurance more accessible to millions of people who couldn't buy it in the individual insurance market; many provisions were designed to fundamentally change for the better how...
  • Assurant files notice of leaving Montana insurance market

    Assurant Health plans to notify its 7,283 Montana customers that it will stop selling and renewing policies as the Wisconsin-based company looks to get out of the national health insurance market. Assurant's coverage in Montana is mostly through...