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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

TOM MURPHY AP Health Writer

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Aetna waives patient payments for coronavirus hospital stays

One of the nation's biggest health insures is waiving patient payments for hospital stays tied to the coronavirus.CVS Health's insurer Aetna said Wednesday that...

Health insurance sign-ups begin: Some assistance recommended

It's time to think health insurance.There's a sentence many Americans will dread reading. Picking the right plan every year involves sifting through deductibles, provider...

Rising air ambulance bills hit patients with added shock

A helicopter trip to a hospital may not be the only shock a patient faces after a bad accident. The next one could hit...

Walmart reportedly eyes deal with insurer Humana

Walmart may be looking to dive deeper into the rapidly evolving health care market by acquiring the insurer Humana, according to The Wall Street...

Health insurer Cigna buying Express Scripts for $52 billion

Health insurer Cigna is buying the nation's biggest pharmacy benefit manager, Express Scripts, the latest in a string of proposed tie-ups as health care's...

Albertsons grocery chain buying Rite Aid drugstores

The owner of Safeway and other grocery brands is buying the drugstore chain Rite Aid as retailers continue to plunge deeper into health care...

Amazon, Buffett, JPMorgan tackle US health care “tapeworm”

Amazon is diving into health care, teaming up with Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway and the New York bank JPMorgan Chase, to create a company...

Insurer Humana, along with TPG Capital, buying part of Kindred Healthcare

Humana will buy part of Kindred Healthcare's home health business, the latest example of a health insurer growing more involved in the delivery of...

Q&A: $69B Aetna bid pushes CVS deeper into consumers’ lives

A drugstore chain that used to hawk cigarettes behind the front counter now wants to offer nutrition advice and work with your doctor to...

Big Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer aims for ACA return

A prominent Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer is aiming to return to the Affordable Care Act's health insurance exchanges next year in several states, including...
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