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Aetna Practices Latest Example of Unethical Health Industry Practices

02-16   Aetna Practices Latest Example of Unethical Health Industry Practices

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By Lise Millay Stevens There is something rotten in Denmark. Maybe it is wafting over from the U.S. health insurance industry. CNN reports that a former Aetna medical director admitted, under oath, that he never looked at patient records prior to approving or denying care, relying instead on the recommendations from nurses at the insurance […]


Health insurer Centene asked to pay $3.3 million in rebate owing to excessive premiums

01-09   Health insurer Centene asked to pay $3.3 million in rebate owing to excessive premiums

A leading health insurer in the United States, Centene Corporation, has been directed to pay almost $3.3 million in rebate owing to excessive premiums it collected in 2016 compared to the amount spent on medical care as part of Arkansas private-option Medicaid program. The St. Louis-based corporation’s health plans covered about 68,000 customers, including the […]


Another Nightmarish Bill Trashing Health Care Goes Down in Infamy

09-26   Another Nightmarish Bill Trashing Health Care Goes Down in Infamy

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By Lise Millay Stevens Each time the public breathes a sigh of relief over the apparent death of repeated ‘repeal and replace’ bills to obliterate Obamacare, the Republicans find some new devilry to resurrect the unpopular GOP health plan. Like a collective Dr. Frankenstein, the Republicans have repeatedly created monstrous health care bills that rise […]


National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month: Obesity can take a heavy toll on children’s emotional health

09-07   National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month: Obesity can take a heavy toll on children’s emotional health

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Gary (name changed) can barely make it to his apartment on the first floor without using the elevator. The 43-year-old man from San Diego dreads moments when there has been a technical fault, compelling him to huff and puff his way up the short flight of steps to his door. “As a child, I was […]


Health Net Continues to Spin a Web of Finger-Pointing, as Policyholders Suffer

09-01   Health Net Continues to Spin a Web of Finger-Pointing, as Policyholders Suffer

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Last year, health insurer giant Centene Corporation acquired Health Net; it is now one of the largest providers of Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and other government-sponsored and commercial programs in the country, boasting a membership of 12 million subscribers nationwide. But the company appears to be tone-deaf to the mushrooming opioid crisis; it routinely discriminates against […]


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