• U.S. Loneliness Index Jan 23

    As Loneliness Increases, Younger Workers and Social Media Users Feel It Most, Survey Finds

    It is often said that it’s lonely at the top, but loneliness on the job is a growing issue well beyond the corner office.

    American workers are feeling more isolated, and younger workers are experiencing loneliness more so than their older co-workers, according to a new Cigna study.

  • Southern California Jul 3, 2019

    Orange County Woman Accused of Fraud After Allegedly Billing Tummy Tucks as Medically Necessary

    A federal judge in Orange County Tuesday scheduled an August trial date for a Rancho Mirage woman who faces contempt of court charges and separate allegations related to an alleged scheme in which insurance companies were fraudulently billed $50 million for “medically necessary” cosmetic surgeries.

  • City News Service Jun 7, 2019

    LA Dentist Sentenced to Prison for Health-Insurance Fraud

    A Los Angeles dentist was sentenced Thursday to 40 months in federal prison for a health-care insurance fraud scheme in which he submitted phony billings for crowns and fillings that were never actually provided to patients.

  • Donald Trump Apr 10, 2019

    Heated Debate Over High Drug Costs Returns to Capitol Hill

    Patient bills, competition and secrecy shared the spotlight Tuesday as pharmacy benefit managers testified before Congress about prescription drug prices. Members of a Senate Finance Committee investigating drug costs pushed the benefit managers to explain why they can’t do more to control prices and to reveal the details behind the contracts they negotiate. The hearing was the committee’s third so...

  • Donald Trump Sep 7, 2018

    Modest Premium Hikes as ‘Obamacare' Stabilizes, Data Show

    Millions of people covered under the Affordable Care Act will see only modest premium increases next year, and some will get price cuts. That’s the conclusion from an exclusive analysis of the besieged but resilient program, which still sparks deep divisions heading into this year’s midterm elections. The Associated Press and the consulting firm Avalere Health crunched available state data...

  • Cigna Mar 8, 2018

    Cigna to Spend About $52 Billion for Express Scripts

    The insurer Cigna will spend about $52 billion to acquire the nation’s biggest pharmacy benefit manager, Express Scripts, the latest in a string of proposed tie-ups as health care’s bill payers attempt to get a grip on rising costs. Including $15 billion in debt, the proposed $67 billion acquisition follows a deal announced late last year in which the drugstore...

  • Los Angeles Feb 28, 2018

    Former Rehab Owner Convicted of Sexual Assaulting Patients

    The former owner and operator of more than a dozen Southland drug treatment and rehabilitation centers was convicted Monday of 31 counts, including the sexual assault or exploitation of seven patients and offering controlled substances.

  • Donald Trump Oct 21, 2017

    Fact Check: Trump Misleads on Insurer Profits

    President Donald Trump has claimed that under the Affordable Care Act, insurance companies have “taken advantage of this country” and “made a fortune,” which he “stopped” by ending payments for cost-sharing subsidies on the ACA marketplaces. That’s misleading, at best, for several reasons.

  • New York Sep 19, 2017

    Kate Walsh Reveals She Had a Brain Tumor in 2015

    Kate Walsh is opening up about her health. The actress, in an interview published Monday in Cosmopolitan, revealed that she is now fully recovered after being diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2015. She talked about how her symptoms progressed, her reaction to the diagnosis, having the benign meningioma removed and her recovery.

  • Cancer May 3, 2017

    New Deals for Drugs: No Heart Attack or Your Money Back

    Warranties and money-back guarantees, long used to entice buyers of products like hand tools and kitchen gadgets, are now being used to sell something more crucial: pricey new-generation drugs for diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and cancer. Deals being negotiated between drugmakers and the insurers who buy medicines now sometimes include extra rebates — or even full refunds — if drugs...

  • Connecticut Feb 15, 2017

    Aetna, Humana Call Off $34 Billion Deal

    Aetna and Humana called off a $34 billion proposal to combine the two major health insurers after a federal judge, citing antitrust concerns, shot down the deal. The announcement Tuesday comes several days after another federal judge rejected a tie-up between two other massive insurers. Blue Cross-Blue Shield carrier Anthem is attempting to buy Cigna for $48 billion. Anthem has...

  • New York Sep 30, 2014

    Fallon: Kate Walsh Talks Dangerous Whitewater Rafting

    Kate Walsh spoke to Jimmy Fallon about her new NBC show “Bad Judge” and discussed being tossed off a boat while whitewater rafting with her family.

  • Los Angeles Sep 26, 2014

    Lawsuits Allege Insurance Companies Misrepresented Coverage

    The women are plaintiffs in two separate class action lawsuits filed by Consumer Watchdog against Blue Shield and Cigna of California.

  • Sep 26, 2014

    Insurance Companies Sued Over “Bait-and-Switch” Ploy

    A class action lawsuit against medical insurance providers Blue Shield and Cigna alleges that in trying to sell their policies to customers, they misled them about doctors and hospitals that weren’t always in their networks. NBC4 I-Team consumer reporter Randy Mac reports for the NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014.

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