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Blue Shield of CA seeks rate hikes of up to 59% for individuals
Another big California health insurer has stunned individual policyholders with huge rate increases---this time it's...
A bid to expand eligibility for weight-loss surgery
A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel last month recommended allowing doctors to use the Lap-Band, a less...
Coupons for patients, but higher bills for insurers
With drug prices rising and many people out of work, pharmaceutical companies are increasingly helping patients with...
AP-GfK Poll: Baby boomers fear outliving Medicare
The first baby boomers will be old enough to qualify for Medicare Jan. 1, and many fear the program's obituary will...
Economy led to cuts in use of healthcare
The economic crisis in the United States has reduced the use of routine medical care, and the cutbacks here are much...
Insurers find individual and small group markets newly attractive, thanks to looming mandates
Restaurant workers are typically young. They typically work part time. And they typically can't afford health...
Harvard Pilgrim seeks ’global payments’
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care will move towards “global payment” contracts with hospitals and doctors, CEO...
Some insurers stop writing new coverage for kids
Some major health insurance companies will no longer issue certain types of policies for children, an unintended...
The do-it-yourself house call
  Technology that aims to keep congestive heart failure patients out of the hospital is gaining traction. The...
Specialists address growing geriatrics’ workload
Paul Cary used to examine up to 30 patients a day at his senior-focused internal medicine practice in Dallas &ndash...