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Health Insurance Companies Seek Big Rate Increases for 2016 - New York Times

New York Times

Health Insurance Companies Seek Big Rate Increases for 2016
New York Times
WASHINGTON — Health insurance companies around the country are seeking rate increases of 20 percent to 40 percent or more, saying their new customers under the Affordable Care Act turned out to be sicker than expected. Federal officials say they are ...

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Indiana's Medicaid experiment offers a conservative take on health reform - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Indiana's Medicaid experiment offers a conservative take on health reform
Los Angeles Times
Linda Joyner, at 64, just got health coverage. Uninsured for years, the former waitress signed up for Medicaid after Indiana expanded its program through the Affordable Care Act. But unlike millions of low-income Americans who've enrolled in the ...

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Aetna-Humana Merger Marks Sway of Health-Care Law - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Aetna-Humana Merger Marks Sway of Health-Care Law
Wall Street Journal
Humana CEO Bruce Broussard flagged changes in the health-care system that are often tied to the law, including an increasing focus on selling to individuals rather than employers. The law created health-insurance marketplaces where consumers can buy ...
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Aetna Announces $37 Billion Merger With Health Insurance Rival HumanaNPR
Aetna to buy rival health insurer Humana for $37 billionCNNMoney
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Texas Hopes to Attract More Mental Health Care Workers - Texas Tribune

Texas Tribune

Texas Hopes to Attract More Mental Health Care Workers
Texas Tribune
Desperate to attract mental health care workers, clinics in rural and other underserved parts of Texas have gotten creative in their hiring tactics — touting benefits like fresh air and low crime rates. Soon the state of Texas will offer another ...

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Clayton County buffet receives 29 on health inspection - WSB Atlanta

WSB Atlanta

Clayton County buffet receives 29 on health inspection
WSB Atlanta
A Clayton County Buffet restaurant got one of the worst health inspection scores we have seen. On July 1, a Clayton County health inspector found two dozen violations at Hibachi Grill and Supreme Buffet on Tara Blvd. in Jonesboro. That led to a score ...


Centene Unfairly Punished After Buying Health Net - Barron's

Barron's

Centene Unfairly Punished After Buying Health Net
Barron's
Investors have been waiting for a large health insurer to announce a major acquisition. For weeks, a five-way scramble has been underway as insurers have sought out deals to make them bigger and more efficient, amid significant changes brought on by ...
Centene's $6.3B Health Net Deal Shows Medicaid Plans Quick To DiversifyForbes
Centene to Buy Health Net for $6.3 Billion in Shares, CashBloomberg
Health insurer Centene adds muscle with $6.3 billion Health Net dealReuters
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More free or low cost health care is available, thanks to Aurora grant - Journal Times

Journal Times

More free or low cost health care is available, thanks to Aurora grant
Journal Times
The Health Care Network at State Street can now afford to serve a greater portion of the population, while Kenosha Community Health Center will start a mobile clinic in Racine, thanks to $100,000 and $500,000 grants from Aurora Health Care, respectively.


Why Community Health Systems Shares Soared in June - Motley Fool

Why Community Health Systems Shares Soared in June
Motley Fool
Investors who had stayed on the sidelines ahead of the Supreme Court's ruling flocked back into Community Health Systems after the high court determined that the Federal government has legal ground to provide health insurance subsidies to people living ...

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The Deadly Cost Of Austerity On Greece's Health Care System - Huffington Post

Huffington Post

The Deadly Cost Of Austerity On Greece's Health Care System
Huffington Post
Meanwhile, the government hospitals are flooded with extra patients who lost their health insurance when they lost their jobs. A quarter of Greeks are unemployed, the highest rate in the European Union. Greece's government said earlier this year that ...

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Your health: Tanning beds, antipsychotics and more - WMUR Manchester

WMUR Manchester

Your health: Tanning beds, antipsychotics and more
WMUR Manchester
Donald Miralle/Getty Images. Here's the fascinating research we're watching from around the world. CNN Health & Wellness has gauged these studies' potential impact on our health. Wash. reports first U.S. measles... What you need to know about the dog ...

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