Clinton questions plans for health insurers to merge
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Clinton questions plans for health insurers to merge

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton warned Wednesday, October 21, that two major healthinsurers preparing multibillion dollar acquisitions could tip “the balance of power” too far away from consumers. The Democratic presidential candidate said in a statement she had “serious concerns” with the proposed acquisition of Cigna by Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer Anthem, and … Continue reading

Customer-friendly upgrades for gov’t health insurance site
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Customer-friendly upgrades for gov’t health insurance site

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The government’s health insurance website is getting long-awaited upgrades that should help consumers find out whether their doctors and medications are covered, and get a better estimate of costs. Detailed in an internal document, the customer-friendly changes to HealthCare.gov are still being tested. With the start of 2016 open enrollment season … Continue reading

Lawmakers question effectiveness of dietary guidelines
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Lawmakers question effectiveness of dietary guidelines

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers on Wednesday, October 7, asked federal officials whether Americans should trust the government’s dietary guidelines, which inform everything from school lunches to advice from a doctor. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack defended the guidelines before the House Agriculture Committee, pointing out that the … Continue reading