It was the winter of our discontent, 2009. A season of bank failures, massive layoffs and $5-a-gallon gasoline. Finally, a fractured country could at least agree on one thing: This had to change. So President Barack Obama set out to deactivate the next bomb awaiting the U.S. economy, the one tic ... More >>
Workers who receive Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) today learned that they can buy Aetna health insurance for their pets if they so desire. But if the employees are LGBT, of course, they still can't buy insurance for their partners, thanks to the lingering Defense of Marriage Act!
Andrew Cuomo says that new non-profit health care database for New Yorkers will be up and running soon. Back in January Cuomo muscled health insurance companies to pony up millions to make good for the Ingenix scandal -- in which the UnitedHealth Group-run info company was found to be providing les ... More >>
The pudgy papa awaiting his hug and kiss when 42-year-old Kirsten Gillibrand walked toward the podium at her senatorial debut last week was Alphonse D'Amato, still the most powerful Republican in New York, a full decade after he lost his senate seat to the bookend on the other side of the podium, Se ... More >>
Tuesday Andrew Cuomo announced he'd gotten Ingenix and subsidiary UnitedHealth Group to give up $50 million* to create a more transparent, independent database for calculating out-of-network health care costs than the one they'd been running. Today he announced that Aetna -- one of the health care c ... More >>
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