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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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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 ...
Aetna to buy rival health insurer Humana for $37 billionCNNMoney
Aetna Announces $37 Billion Merger With Health Insurance Rival HumanaNPR
Aetna to buy Humana as health insurer landscape shiftsSan Jose Mercury News
U.S. News & World Report
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Health Net (HNT) to Be Acquired by Centene for $6.8 Billion - Zacks.com

Barron's

Health Net (HNT) to Be Acquired by Centene for $6.8 Billion
Zacks.com
The $78.57 per share deal represents a premium of nearly 21% over Health Net's closing price as of Jul 1, 2015. Per the terms of the agreement, shareholders of Health Net will receive 0.622 shares for each Centene share and $28.25 in cash per Health ...
Centene Unfairly Punished After Buying Health NetBarron's
Centene's $6.3B Health Net Deal Shows Medicaid Plans Quick To DiversifyForbes
Insurance acquisition: Centene buying Health NetUSA TODAY
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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 ...


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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First Draft | Hillary Clinton Warns That a Republican President Would Repeal ... - New York Times

New York Times

First Draft | Hillary Clinton Warns That a Republican President Would Repeal ...
New York Times
She kept to that script here on Friday, warning that a Republican president would repeal the health care law, and she denounced the administration of George W. Bush for “poor management” of the economy that led to the recession. “I will defend it and I ...

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Oregon Backs Hefty Rise in Health-Insurance Premiums - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Oregon Backs Hefty Rise in Health-Insurance Premiums
Wall Street Journal
Oregon's insurance regulator has approved big premium increases sought by health plans for 2016 under the health law, and in some cases ordered higher raises than insurers requested, signaling that the cost of insurance for people who buy it on their ...
Oregon health insurance premiums to rise in 2016KTVZ

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Fordham, Education Department Sued Over Student's Mental Health Records - Huffington Post

Fordham, Education Department Sued Over Student's Mental Health Records
Huffington Post
According to the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law in Washington, schools may inquire into a student's current condition and request recent mental health information and records, but only the information needed to determine whether the student is a ...

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Mystery surrounds India health survey - BBC News

BBC News

Mystery surrounds India health survey
BBC News
Good health data is rare in India. The last time the country published a comprehensive, state-wide survey was back in 2007. So why hasn't a vast survey of women and children carried out by the Indian government with the UN agency for children, Unicef, ...

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With patients turned away, Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center tackles staff ... - Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska Dispatch News

With patients turned away, Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center tackles staff ...
Alaska Dispatch News
Over the past few months, the neighborhood health center in Midtown has been reeling from rapid staff turnover. It has welcomed a new executive director and medical director, but lost health care providers. Some have retired, left the state or switched ...

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