Health Insurance Merger RejectedJudge says the Cigna-Anthem merger would reduce competition, increase costs and diminish innovation
Aetna Tops Street 3Q Expectations, Narrows 2016 ForecastAetna's third-quarter earnings rose nearly 8 percent to top Wall Street forecasts, as growing government business and cost cutting helped counter higher costs from the health insurer's Affordable Care Act coverage.
Medical Errors Down In Connecticut Last YearThere was a slight decline in the number of medical errors reported by hospitals and other medical facilities in Connecticut last year when compared to 2014.
Connecticut Pares Some Insurance Rate Hikes, Rejects OthersThe Connecticut Department of Insurance has released its rulings on rate requests filed by a dozen health insurers and some still include double-digit increases for consumers.
Mylan Says It Will Expand Programs That Lower EpiPen CostsMylan, in the face of heated criticism over price hikes for its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment, is bulking up programs that help patients pay for the drug. The generic drug maker laid out a plan on Thursday to expand its patient assistance program and offer $300 savings cards for its EpiPen 2-Pak.
Sen. Manchin Mum On EpiPen Hikes By Daughter's Drug CompanyAs a pharmaceutical company run by U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin's daughter faces scrutiny for hiking prices on life-saving allergy injection pens, Manchin is remaining mum.
Insurer Aetna Slashes ACA Exchange Participation To Four StatesAetna will become the latest health insurer to chop its participation in the Affordable Care Act's public exchanges when it trims its presence to four states for 2017, from 15 this year.
Hearings On Health Insurance Increase Proposals Being Held WednesdayThe Department of Insurance is scheduled to hold three hearings this week on the request by providers for double-digit rate increases.
UConn Health Opens New $318 Million Hospital TowerThe University of Connecticut has opened its new 11-floor, 38,000-square foot hospital tower in Farmington.
Dentists Critical Of Proposed Rollback Of State ReimbursementDental group says reduction will discourage dentists from serving poor residents
Monday Marks The First Safe Haven Day In ConnecticutConnecticut officials are hoping to promote awareness of a 16-year-old law that was passed to help infant children by designating a day for it.
Malloy Putting Hospital Payments On Hold Due To Budget WoesConnecticut hospitals are being notified they may not receive about $150 million in anticipated payments because of state budget problems.