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Aetna announces deal to buy Humana

Jul 3, 2015
The purchase price is $37 billion, creating the largest merger between two health care companies.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, health care

Bridging a political divide, hoping to make a profit

Jun 24, 2015
The health care world waits for a decision from the Supreme Court.
Posted In: health care, Supreme Court, Affordable Care Act

Personalizing medicine with tailored social services

Jun 24, 2015
Interventions that head off medical costs can be deceptively simple.
Posted In: intervention, health care, caring for the 5/50s
Proper care for certain patients could save $300 billion annually, says consulting firm Oliver Wyman.

The challenge in pairing the sick with social services

Jun 23, 2015
In this corner of healthcare, it’s not one size fits all. It’s one size fits one.
Posted In: health care, patient, hospital, disease, Portland, caring for the 5/50s

The new math in healthcare: make money by saving money

Jun 22, 2015
The idea: lower medical costs a lot by spending a little more on social services.
Posted In: diabetes, obesity, health care, caring for the 5/50s

Insurers grapple with keeping premiums stable

Jun 2, 2015
To keep prices even, businesses must be good at managing costs.
Posted In: insurance, health care, premium
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Keeping mental health patients stable and out of jail

Jun 2, 2015
Support teams are doing so by helping with substance abuse.
Posted In: mental illness, criminal justice, health care
Doctors face serious limitations in sharing patient information to improve patient health.

In world of health data, enemies may become friends

Mar 10, 2015
Sharing patient information is a key to improving patient health.
Posted In: ACOs, hospitals, data, health care

Apple's ResearchKit links iPhones to medical research

Mar 10, 2015
Using smartphones could significantly help our understanding of disease.
Posted In: apple, medical records, health care
Former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius speaks to members of the media as she comes out from the U.S. Supreme Court after oral arguments in the case of King v. Burwell March 4, 2015 in Washington, DC.

King v. Burwell: Oral arguments on Obamacare

Mar 4, 2015
Tuesday marked a big day for the Affordable Care Act
Posted In: health care, Obamacare, Affordable Care Act, Supreme Court

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