Some insurers struggle with Obamacare customers; enrollment continues to grow Tuesday, Nov 24 2015 

Screenshot from the federal health exchange website.Some health insurers, including Humana, have said they’re struggling to make a profit on new customers they’ve gained through the Affordable Care Act and are re-evaluating how they can continue to participate. But the U.S. government said those struggles say … Continue reading

Local oncologist calls new lung cancer therapies ‘revolutionary’ Thursday, Nov 19 2015 

lungsA Louisville oncologist and other cancer experts have described new lung cancer therapies that boost a patient’s immune system to fight cancer cells as “very significant,” “a landmark discovery” and “revolutionary.” Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in … Continue reading

Humana co-founder tells students to be lifelong learners Tuesday, Nov 17 2015 

Photo by Stephen GeorgeHumana co-founder David Jones Sr. encouraged University of Louisville students to pursue their passions, remain inquisitive and learn from their mistakes. Jones gave the presentation as part of the BB&T Speaker Series last week at Harry Frazier Hall, at the … Continue reading

Authorities add staff to pursue health care fraud, with several Louisville companies ensnared in widening web of investigations Thursday, Nov 12 2015 

Screen Shot 2015-11-11 at 9.46.06 AMSome Louisville companies have been ensnared in a widening web of investigations into health care fraud. Many of such cases involve fraudsters billing Medicare for services that were not rendered – sometimes to patients who don’t exist. But crooks also … Continue reading

AMA asks feds to block Aetna-Humana merger, cites ‘significant concerns’ Wednesday, Nov 11 2015 

Humana horizontalUpdated at 8:32 p.m. Wednesday. The American Medical Association in a letter has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to block mergers of Anthem and Cigna as well as Aetna and Humana. In the 17-page-letter, delivered to Assistant Attorney General … Continue reading

Unions sue GE over health coverage Monday, Nov 9 2015 

1024px-General_Electric_logo.svgA coalition of labor unions has sued General Electric Corp., alleging the company has violated federal law by depriving some retirees of agreed-upon medical coverage. GE said it acted lawfully and that the new medical coverage will benefit the retirees. … Continue reading

Bridge Counseling and Wellness: Good mental health means whole body health Monday, Nov 9 2015 

Bridge Counseling and Wellness at 540 Baxter Ave.Maybe you’re having a rough time of things lately. Or maybe you have chronic mental health problems and your current self-care plan (or lack thereof) isn’t working. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to go to a beautiful place … Continue reading

Humana profit rises, but benefit costs jump Friday, Nov 6 2015 

Humana horizontalHumana said today that third-quarter revenues rose – but benefit costs also jumped, in part because patients the company gained from Obamacare were sicker, and therefore more expensive than expected. The Louisville-based healthcare company reported that net income for the quarter … Continue reading

Kindred stock falls 20 percent on Q3 report Thursday, Nov 5 2015 

kindredKindred Healthcare’s stock plunged more than 20 percent in early morning trading after the Louisville-based company lowered its earnings outlook for the year. Kindred reported a third-quarter net loss of $14.6 million, worse than the $4.4 million loss from the … Continue reading

Surgery on Sundays has helped more than 100 patients receive help for free Monday, Nov 2 2015 

Surgery on SundaysIf you are uninsured or underinsured and are in need of surgical or endoscopic care, your options are pretty bleak and few. But since 2013, an organization in Louisville has been providing free services to patients who qualify and are … Continue reading

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