Norton announces major overhaul planned for Audubon Hospital Monday, Sep 28 2015 

3rd viewThe Norton Audubon Hospital campus will undergo a $107 million expansion and renovation, which is set to begin in the spring of 2016. The overhaul is expected to take approximately three and a half years to complete, according to Jon … Continue reading

U.S. Census shows Kentucky had the largest uninsured rate decrease in 2014 Wednesday, Sep 16 2015 

Once having the 18th highest uninsured rate in the country, the U.S. Census now finds Kentucky rapidly improvingThe United State Census Bureau released a report today showing the number of Americans without health insurance dropped by 8.8 million in 2014 after the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and the most significant decrease among states happened in … Continue reading

Get hip to this: Local surgeon is early adopter of procedure that preserves the joint without replacement Tuesday, Sep 15 2015 

medical-563427_640A procedure that limits the cost, pain and recovery period of hip surgery is beginning to gain popularity around the country. And Louisville has one of its earliest practitioners. It’s called “hip preservation” surgery – as opposed to “hip replacement” … Continue reading

Former Humana employees sentenced to a year in prison for taking kickbacks in bribery scheme Monday, Sep 14 2015 

Humana horizontalA federal judge has sentenced two former Humana employees to a year in prison for their roles in a racketeering and bribery scheme. Former Humana regional sales director Glen Allan Fine and former sales manager James E. Wenger were sentenced … Continue reading

American Hospital Association warns Humana-Aetna deal bad for consumers Thursday, Sep 3 2015 

Humana horizontalA new open letter the American Hospital Association sent to two federal agencies sounds a loud warning about several potential adverse affects stemming from a Humana/Aetna merger. The letter to the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division and the Department of … Continue reading

Humana and Aetna relay list of merger risks in new document Tuesday, Sep 1 2015 

Humana horizontalHumana and Aetna have jointly disclosed, via publicly released documents, what the firms perceive to be the major risk factors associated with their proposed merger/buyout. This document is called a Schedule 14A, or “proxy,” and is filed when a shareholder … Continue reading

Federal review of Humana-Aetna deal extended Thursday, Aug 20 2015 

Humana horizontalAetna has announced it will refile its pre-merger notifications with the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Federal Trade Commission regarding its acquisition of Humana. This will give the DOJ and FTC an additional 30 days to review the proposed merger … Continue reading

Kentucky health experts discuss genetic testing and personalized treatments for cancer, heart disease and more Saturday, Aug 1 2015 

GenetictestingBy John Gregory | KET This story first appeared on and is reposted here with permission. Imagine a time when your health records don’t simply contain a history of the conditions you’ve been treated for, but instead include a … Continue reading

Humana beats earnings estimates, misses on revenues Wednesday, Jul 29 2015 

Photo by Stephen GeorgeLouisville’s Humana Inc. just posted its financial results for the second quarter of 2015, and it showed the firm not only boosting revenues and net income, but also exceeding analyst estimates for earnings-per-share. This is newsworthy, as Humana had disappointed on … Continue reading

Congressional committee to hold hearings on health insurance industry consolidation, including Humana-Aetna deal Monday, Jul 27 2015 

Photo by Stephen GeorgeThe U.S. House Judiciary Committee plans to hold hearings in September to examine the proposed mergers of Humana and Aetna, as well as Anthem and Cigna. These deals will be examined as part of broader hearings exploring the state of competition … Continue reading

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