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  • UnitedHealth shares up 3 percent as earnings top Wall Street estimates

    MINNEAPOLIS Strong performance at the company's health services unit drove better-than-expected first-quarter results at UnitedHealth Group, company officials said Thursday. Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth is the nation's largest health insurer. The...
  • Your money or your life: Many cancer patients face painful choice

    DALLAS Kim Harris approached the communion rail at Zion Lutheran Church with a vial of pills in his hand. The thin, dying man and the Rev. Robert Preece were alone in the sanctuary. They had met many times this way the 62-year-old cancer patient...
  • UnitedHealth hikes forecast, shares edge to new heights

    UnitedHealth hiked its 2015 forecast after soaring past Wall Street's first-quarter expectations with a performance fueled partially by growth outside health insurance. The nation's largest health insurer said Thursday that earnings from its Optum...
  • A sensible cap on costly prescription drugs

    A sensible cap on costly prescription drugs
    To help prevent Americans from being bankrupted by medical bills, the 2010 federal healthcare law placed an annual cap on deductibles, co-pays and other out-of-pocket costs imposed by health insurers. That's turned out to be a mixed blessing for Americans...
  • Hundreds face higher premiums for flood insurance

    Hundreds face higher premiums for flood insurance
    A $24 billion sea of red ink has millions of Americans in vulnerable flood zones, including homeowners still struggling to recover from Storm Sandy, facing steep increases in flood insurance premiums. Legislation that took effect this month —...
  • A look at key parts of sweeping bill changing how Medicare pays doctors

    The historic compromise legislation passed by the Senate this week will overhaul the way Medicare pays physicians and will create new systems to reward high-performing doctors. The bill, which drew unusual bipartisan support in both chambers of...
  • IMS: US prescription drug spending jumped 13 pct. in 2014

    U.S. spending on prescription drugs soared last year, driven up primarily by costly breakthrough medicines, manufacturer price hikes and a surge from millions of people newly insured due to the Affordable Care Act. Spending rose 13 percent, the biggest...
  • Senate panel OKs changes to Michigan auto insurance law

    A legislative panel on Wednesday quickly approved changes to Michigan's auto insurance law, voting to reduce how much insurers pay for medical care, establish an anti-fraud authority and create a new entity to cover expenses for people catastrophically...
  • Mississippi law could expand services for people with autism

    Brian and Laura Beth Johnston of Madison learned in December that their 4-year-old son, Fraiser, has autism. But because their private insurance doesn't pay for the therapy he needs, Fraiser has gone without services that could help him with language...
  • Millions Face Higher Premium Rates For Flood Insurance

    MINEOLA, N.Y. — A $24 billion sea of red ink has millions of Americans in vulnerable flood zones, including homeowners still struggling to recover from Storm Sandy, facing steep increases in flood insurance premiums. Legislation that took effect...
  • Katharine Wade Confirmed As Insurance Commissioner

    Katharine Wade Confirmed As Insurance Commissioner
    HARTFORD — Katharine L. Wade, a former Cigna Corp. executive and daughter-in-law of a major Democratic fundraiser, was confirmed by the Senate as the new state insurance commissioner Tuesday. The vote for Katharine Wade was unanimous, although...
  • Protect your medical records from identity theft

    Identity theft to many people is not a big deal because it has become synonymous with the minor hassle of dealing with a stolen credit card number. You get another card, and you're not out any money. And it happens so often, we've become numb to data-...