health insurance

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Health insurance giant Cigna is buying Express Scripts, the company that administers prescription drug insurance plans for millions of Americans, in a deal worth $67 billion, including $15 billion in Express Scripts' debt.

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Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposal for how Kentucky should spend public money over the next two years would eliminate the state’s share of funding for health insurance used by retired teachers.

There's new — and shocking — evidence about the toll that health care costs are taking on the world's most vulnerable.

This post was updated Dec. 14 at 9:30 a.m. to note that Maryland extended enrollment until Dec. 22.

Gene Kern, 63, retired early from Fujifilm, where he sold professional videotape. "When the product became obsolete, so did I," he says, "and that's why I retired."


Wednesday was the first day to buy health insurance on in Kentucky. For about 80% of Kentuckians who buy a plan on the individual market, prices might actually go down.

Starting next week, Americans will again be able to shop for health plans on the Affordable Care Act marketplaces. Open enrollment in most states runs from Nov. 1 through Dec. 15. via Twitter

In April 2018, Medicare officials will begin sending out new health insurance cards that no longer include enrollees’ social security numbers.

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  The Hopkinsville-Christian County League Of Women Voters held a forum this week with health care experts from different backgrounds to tackle why health costs are rising in the U.S.

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Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield officials said on Wednesday the company will no longer offer health insurance plans in 61 counties in Kentucky in 2018. 

A popular federal-state program that provides health coverage to millions of children in lower- and middle-class families is up for renewal Sept. 30.