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  • Letters: Colonoscopies without propofol

    Re "Anthem's propofol policy discourages a vital procedure," Column, Oct. 18 David Lazarus is wrong to expect Anthem Blue Cross to cover propofol sedation for all colonoscopies. Many gastroenterologists such as myself perform colonoscopies under...
  • Prescription drug plan

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Company and Plan Name || 2014 Monthly Premium || 2013 Monthly Premium || Annual deductible || Your co-payments from $0 to $2,850 of total drug costs * || Your co-payments from $2,851 to $6,455 of total drug costs ** || 2013...
  • Letters: Feeling blue about flu shots

    Re "Getting a clue about flu shots," Column, Oct. 25 Similar to David Lazarus, I went to my local CVS last week for a flu shot and was told that it was not covered by my insurance. Because my insurance policy is a new one, I agreed and paid $31.99 for...
  • Aetna CEO: Public, Private Exchanges Are Future Of Health Care

    FARMINGTON — Aetna Chairman and CEO Mark T. Bertolini said Thursday that the steep rate of medical inflation is changing the heath insurance marketplace from a business-to-business model to a retail market shared by private as well as public...
  • Canceled policies don't cover ACA mandates

    Canceled policies don't cover ACA mandates
    As a healthy man with no pre-existing conditions, Newport News resident Deck Hankins had no complaints with the insurance policy he'd carried for five years. When he received notice from his insurance company that his policy had been canceled for...
  • Retirement: Doctors without Medicare

    Most retirees who live abroad say that health care in other countries is cheaper, and often better, than it is in the States. That's a good thing, because Medicare doesn't cover health care outside of the U.S. If you move overseas, you may be able to pay...
  • Doctors, Patients Scramble To Determine Effects Of UnitedHealthcare's Smaller Network

    Doctors, patients and Medicare advocates scrambled on Wednesday to determine how they are affected by UnitedHealthcare's decision to eliminate thousands of doctors from its physician network for Medicare Advantage next year. The head of the Fairfield...
  • News of the Weird: Haute Couture

    News of the Weird: Haute Couture
    A few “still-primitive” cultures inexplicably celebrate such female adornments as the stacking of metal neck rings and the inserting of saucer-size disks into pierced earlobes. For “civilized” society, there is the annual Paris...
  • Aetna Announces Major Expansion Of Medicare Advantage Network

    Aetna is expanding its network of doctors to treat Medicare Advantage customers into new territory, growing its geographic reach and physician base in 22 states, including Connecticut. The expansion applies to more than 450,000 people in the U.S. who...
  • Anthem policy on propofol for colonoscopies may be shortsighted

    There is perhaps no better metaphor for the painful relationship between patients and our for-profit healthcare system than the fact that Anthem Blue Cross thinks you don't need anesthesia for a colonoscopy. It's not "medically necessary," the insurer...
  • The Obamacare success stories you haven't been hearing about

    The Obamacare success stories you haven't been hearing about
    Last summer Ellen Holzman and Meredith Vezina, a married gay couple in San Diego County, got kicked off their long-term Kaiser health plan, for which they'd been paying more than $1,300 a month. The cause wasn't the Affordable Care Act, as far as they...
  • Connecticut Leaves Businesses Vulnerable

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry made a splash by arriving in Connecticut on the wings of an advertising blitz declaring the Lone Star State "Open for Business." Perry wants Connecticut businesses to move to Texas. There's nothing new in governors alighting in other...