Aug 20, 2012 The $5.7 billion deal with let Aetna double its number of Medicaid members.
Aug 20, 2012 Shares of the insurance giant Aetna are looking awfully healthy this morning. Acquiring another insurer is likely providing a bit of a shot in the arm. It's the latest in a stream of health insurance mergers we've been charting -- many of them happening for the same reasons.
Aug 20, 2012 Changes in the federal school lunch program will put more fruits and vegetables on pupils' trays. Will they eat them?
Aug 17, 2012 President Obama has launched a new campaign ad defending his record on Medicare. At the same time, of course, President Obama has attacked Romney's running mate Paul Ryan for his plans to cut Medicare.
Aug 13, 2012 Olympic athletes helped increase sales of colorful therapeutic tape.
Aug 8, 2012 Oregon will take federal money to expand Medicaid, and try to cut costs too.
Jul 25, 2012 A report from the Congressional Budget office says President Obama's health care law could save the federal government $84 billion over the next decade. That savings is mostly because of the Supreme Court ruling last month, and a part of the law it ruled out.
Aug 8, 2012 It's supposed to be a health care program for the poor. But over the years, the definition of poor has changed.
Jul 18, 2012 Today, a woman in Australia born without arms or legs reached a multi-million dollar settlement with the distributor of Thalidomide, as a previously undiagnosed victim of the drug's side effects. The case may prompt similar legal action for uncompensated victims around the world.