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  • Woman sues Anthem Blue Cross for refusing to cover hepatitis C drug

    Woman sues Anthem Blue Cross for refusing to cover hepatitis C drug
    A West Hollywood woman sued insurer Anthem Blue Cross for refusing to cover the cost of an expensive drug that she says would cure her hepatitis C infection. Shima Andre said in the lawsuit that Anthem has refused to pay the estimated $99,000 it would...
  • FAA Green Lights Drone Use For Connecticut Businesses

    FAA Green Lights Drone Use For Connecticut Businesses
    More drones will soon be humming overhead in Connecticut. They will lessen the need to climb ladders for roof inspections or rent helicopters for aerial views of real estate. They will assess storm damage more quickly and safely, and survey crops more...
  • Healthcare too costly? Don't fear telling your doctor

    Healthcare too costly? Don't fear telling your doctor
    Despite high medical costs topping Americans' list of financial concerns, many of us have a hard time telling our doctors that the care they're prescribing may break the bank. As part of a recent awareness campaign called "I Wish My Doctor Knew," the...
  • Public Pays Thousands Per Patient For A 30-Day Supply Of Medical Cream

    Taxpayers have been charged thousands of dollars per patient for a 30-day supply of medicine such as a cream to treat joint pain or reduce scarring, under prescriptions filled for state employees or retirees. Co-payments were generally $20 or lower. In...
  • Keeping solo practice more difficult for doctors

    Keeping solo practice more difficult for doctors
    The thing that Dr. Ralph Nobo misses most about the old days, when he started his ob-gyn practice some 30 years ago, is the connection he had with his patients. "You were there for the patient, and the patient was there for you. And that's being lost,"...
  • Google's self-driving car graduates to city streets

    Even as Google plans to test its fleet of 100 pod-like self-driving cars on public roads this summer, its business model remains a bit of a mystery. Actually building and selling cars might be among the least likely scenarios. Google and other technology...
  • Technology brings market forces to health care

    Technology brings market forces to health care
    Gone are the care-free days when people could afford not to pay attention to health care prices because insurance would cover the cost one way or another. Today's insurance comes with deductibles and co-pays that give people an incentive to keep costs...
  • CareFirst asks for average rate increase of as much as 30.4 percent

    CareFirst asks for average rate increase of as much as 30.4 percent
    The state's largest health insurer has asked Maryland regulators to let it increase premiums by as much as 30.4 percent on average for policies that take effect next year. CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield said the rate increases on its PPO and HMO plans...
  • Analyst Calls Aetna Acquisition Of Humana Or Cigna 'Imminent'

    Analyst Calls Aetna Acquisition Of Humana Or Cigna 'Imminent'
    A financial analyst who covers Aetna said this week that the health insurer is poised for a large acquisition and that Humana or Cigna are likely targets. None of the companies would talk about the matter Friday, and the report was strictly one analyst's...
  • Direct insurers paying less to attract customers

    The gap continues to widen between what online car insurance companies and traditional carriers spend to land new policyholders, new research shows. Direct insurers — those that sell policies directly to consumers through the mail, the Internet...
  • Lawmakers tout progress as Scott raises shutdown specter

    Lawmakers tout progress as Scott raises shutdown specter
    TALLAHASSEE — As top budget writers in the House and Senate said they were making progress on talks to resolve an impasse over health-care spending, Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday prepared for a possible government shutdown. Scott wrote to state-...
  • Phoenix CEO: Share Price Disconnected From Fundamentals

    Phoenix CEO: Share Price Disconnected From Fundamentals
    — The share price of The Phoenix Cos. is disconnected from the company's fundamental business performance, CEO James Wehr told shareholders Thursday during an annual meeting at the company's headquarters. "It's always important to take a long-...