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Health insurer Anthem to pay $16-million settlement after big data breach

October 15, 2018 |

Anthem Inc., the second-largest health insurer in the United States, has agreed to pay a record $ 16 million to settle potential privacy violations in the biggest healthcare hack in the nation’s history, federal officials said Monday.

The personal information of nearly 79 million people — including…


L.A. Times – Business

This student activist graduated to fighting healthcare inequities, building a free clinic into AltaMed Health Services Corp.

October 14, 2018 |

AltaMed Health Services Corp. Chief Executive Castulo de la Rocha, 69, has dedicated his life to the less fortunate, from his youthful participation in the Chicano civil rights movement to the present, running the largest community healthcare system in California funded under the federal Health…


L.A. Times – Business

TMZ

Selena Gomez Has ‘Emotional Breakdown’ and Now Receiving Mental Health Treatment

October 11, 2018 |

Selena Gomez was hospitalized twice in the last 2 weeks … and the second time she suffered what sources called an emotional breakdown … she’s now at a mental health facility for treatment. Multiple sources tell TMZ, the 26-year-old singer…

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Justice Department approves $69-billion merger between CVS Health and Aetna

October 10, 2018 |

CVS Health Corp.’s plan to buy Aetna Inc. for $ 69 billion was cleared by U.S. antitrust regulators Wednesday, paving the way for the nation’s largest pharmacy chain to acquire one of the largest healthcare insurers.

The deal was approved because Aetna has agreed to sell its Medicare prescription-drug…


L.A. Times – Business

This $69B Deal May Reshape Health Care as We Know It

October 10, 2018 |

On Wednesday, CVS all but “cemented the deal” to buy Aetna for $ 69 billion, by scoring the Justice Department’s preliminary approval of the deal, reports CNBC . With that green light comes a condition: that Aetna complete its plan to unload its Medicare Part D prescription drug plan business, thereby eliminating…
Newser

CNN

Former footballer demands a “mental health revolution” after multiple suicide attempts

October 10, 2018 |

It started with a feeling of isolation, of not wanting to engage with the world. He didn’t want to answer emails, and hundreds of answerphone messages went unreturned.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

Jobs overseeing Social Security and Medicare’s financial health have sat empty for 3 years

October 2, 2018 |

Key posts overseeing the financial health of Social Security and Medicare have been vacant for more than three years, leaving the programs without independent accountability in the face of dire predictions about approaching insolvency.

With Washington corroded by partisanship and consumed by political…


L.A. Times – Business

Maria Menounos opens up about her brain tumor, says health ordeal was ‘a blessing’

October 1, 2018 |

After Maria Menounos endured one of the darkest moments of her life, she’s hoping to shine a light in the lives of others.
FOX News

Verity Health files for bankruptcy protection. Its six California hospitals will stay open

September 1, 2018 |

Verity Health System, the nonprofit operator of six California hospitals, filed for bankruptcy protection Friday, blaming mounting losses and debt that had forced it to seek a buyer for some or all of the facilities.

The company said its six hospitals, including St. Vincent Medical Center in Los…


L.A. Times – Business