Insurance industry

Nancy Buchholz holds her late husband Jeff's photo and billing notices from the hospital, showing that care costs had surpassed $300,000. Jeff died six weeks after being diagnosed with cancer this spring. Nancy got Bind coverage through her employer, Dove Healthcare and the only bill she had to pay for his hospital stay was the $1,900 copayment laid out in the new insurance plan. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)
December 17, 2018 - 1:04 pm
People with health insurance often pay for coverage they never use. A startup wants to shake that up. It's a radical idea: On-demand insurance that lets customers buy some of their coverage only if and when they need it, similar to how TV viewers might rent a new release from Amazon instead of...
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The U.S. Medicare Handbook is photographed Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Washington. Seniors in many states will be able to get additional services like help with chores, safety devices and respite for caregivers next year through private ‘Medicare Advantage’ insurance plans. It’s a sign of potentially big changes for Medicare. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
November 09, 2018 - 11:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a harbinger of potentially big changes for Medicare, seniors in many states will be able to get additional services such as help with chores, safety devices and respite for caregivers next year through private Medicare Advantage insurance plans. The shift reflects a growing...
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November 08, 2018 - 4:30 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Seven Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania said Thursday that they have taken steps to set up victim compensation funds, nearly three months after a chilling grand jury report documented decades of child sexual abuse by priests in the state. The Philadelphia, Harrisburg,...
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November 08, 2018 - 8:41 am
Health insurers are extending their postelection streak before the opening bell thanks to several ballot initiatives and the increased chance that a divided Congress that may not repeal the Affordable Care Act. Shares of Centene Corp., WellCare Health Plans Inc. and Humana Inc., up between 7...
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Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange watch President Donald Trump's news conference, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. Technology and health care stocks are leading indexes broadly higher on Wall Street as results of the midterm elections came in largely as investors had expected. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
November 07, 2018 - 4:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The outcome of the midterm elections was good for the stock market in general, mostly because it didn't produce any big surprises, but it was especially good for the health care industry and several other companies. Health insurers rose sharply Wednesday as investors anticipated...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, file photo specialist Dilip Patel, left, and trader Michael Urkonis work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Nov. 7. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
November 07, 2018 - 9:42 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Stocks are climbing in early trading on Wall Street as results of the U.S. midterm elections came in as investors had expected. Technology and health care companies rose broadly in early trading Wednesday,...
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Leave campaigner and businessman Arron Banks, centre, speaks to the media outside BBC Broadcasting House in London, after appearing on the Andrew Marr show, in London, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. Britain's National Crime Agency is investigating a main financial backer of the campaign to get Britain out of the European Union over suspected illegal funding during the country's EU membership referendum, authorities said Thursday. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)
November 06, 2018 - 11:11 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's data commissioner on Tuesday called for tougher rules governing the use of personal data by political campaigns around the world, declaring that recent investigations have shown a disturbing disregard for voters and their privacy. Speaking to the U.K. Parliament's media...
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Jodi Smith Lemacks, left, works with her son, Joshua, in their home in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. Lemacks is nervous about changing or losing her job because that could mean cutting off her son Joshua from heart specialists he’s seen his entire life. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
October 28, 2018 - 1:07 pm
Insurance shoppers likely will have several choices for individual health coverage this fall. The bad news? There's no guarantee they will cover certain doctors or prescriptions. Health insurers have stopped fleeing the Affordable Care Act's marketplaces and they've toned down premium hikes that...
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President Donald Trump talks about drug prices during a visit to the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
October 26, 2018 - 1:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than two weeks before the midterm elections, President Donald Trump has announced a plan to lower prices for some prescription drugs, saying it would stop unfair practices that force Americans to pay much more than people in other countries for the same medications. "We are...
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President Donald Trump talks about drug prices during a visit to the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
October 25, 2018 - 10:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than two weeks before the midterm elections, President Donald Trump on Thursday announced a plan to lower prices for some prescription drugs, saying it would stop unfair practices that force Americans to pay much more than people in other countries for the same medications. "...
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