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The average consumer should catch a price break if major health insurers like Anthem and Cigna combine and cut their expenses. That's the basic theory, at least. The reality will be much murkier for the more than 50 million people who may be affected if Anthem Inc. succeeds with...
The average consumer should catch a price break if major health insurers like Anthem and Cigna combine and cut their expenses. That's the basic theory, at least. The reality will be much murkier for the more than 50 million people who may be affected if Anthem Inc. succeeds with...
The pushback against soaring cancer drug prices is gaining steam. A leading doctors group on Monday proposed a formula to help patients decide if a medicine is worth it — what it will cost them and how much good it is likely to do. The move by the American Society of Clinical...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration argues in a new report that failure to act on climate change could cause an estimated 57,000 deaths in the United States from poor air quality by 2100. It says an estimated 12,000 people in 49 U.S. cities could die from extreme...
A doctors group is proposing a formula to help cancer patients decide if a drug is worth it — what it will cost them and how much good it is likely to do. The move by the American Society of Clinical Oncology is the latest of several recent efforts to focus on value in cancer...
Anthem says it still backs an approximately $47-billion bid to buy Cigna, a day after the rival health insurer delivered a caustic rejection of Anthem's proposed cash-and-stock offer. Anthem CEO Joseph Swedish says the latest deal his company has offered Cigna will provide...
NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of people celebrated the first International Yoga Day, rolling out their mats and striking complex postures on city streets, squares and classrooms around the world. In India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spread his mat among rows of people, including...
NEW DELHI (AP) — Millions of yoga enthusiasts bent and twisted their bodies in complex postures across India and much of the world on Sunday to mark the first International Yoga Day. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had lobbied the U.N. to declare June 21 as the global...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards said Saturday that her organization has no immediate plans to build more abortion clinics in Texas, where only eight facilities are likely to remain if another round of strict regulations takes effect July 1. Only...