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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2020, file photo, The Official U.S. Government Medicare Handbook for 2020 over pages of a Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General report, are shown in Washington. The Trump administration says most people with Medicare will have access to prescription plans next year that limit copays for insulin to a maximum of $35 a month. Tuesday's announcement comes as President Donald Trump returns to the issue of drug prices to woo older people whose votes will be critical to his reelection prospects. (AP Photos/Wayne Partlow, File)

Most Medicare enrollees could get insulin for $35 a month

May. 26, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many Medicare recipients could pay less for insulin next year under a deal President Donald Trump announced Tuesday in a pivot to pocketbook issues important in November's election. “I hope the seniors are going to remember it,” Trump said at a Rose Garden ceremony, joined...

Arizona House OKs virus liability shield for businesses

May. 21, 2020 10:16 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona House voted Thursday to give businesses sweeping protections from lawsuits if their customers or employees get sick from the coronavirus and to eliminate criminal penalties for violating the governor's public-health orders. Republicans, who approved the bill in a party-line...

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2019, file photo, defense attorney Jose Baez, right, talks to fired doctor William Husel during a court hearing in Columbus, Ohio. A judge has dismissed Husel's attempt to force Michigan-based Trinity Health Corporation and its insurer to cover the costs of his defense against murder charges in the deaths of 25 patients in the Columbus, Ohio-area, Mount Carmel Health System. Husel has pleaded not guilty. (AP Photo/Kantele Franko, File)

Judge: Hospital need not fund doc's defense in murder case

May. 20, 2020 2:38 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Michigan-based health system and its insurer don’t have to cover the costs of an Ohio doctor’s defense against murder charges in the deaths of 25 hospital patients, a federal judge ruled. William Husel is accused of ordering excessive painkillers for patients in the...

UnitedHealthcare files to enter Maryland health exchange

May. 12, 2020 10:49 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — UnitedHealthcare has filed to offer individual health plans in Maryland’s health care exchange next year, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Tuesday. Now, there are two insurers who offer individual market health plans through the Maryland marketplace. They are CareFirst BlueCross...

Florida man pleads guilty to prescription fraud in Alabama

May. 11, 2020 9:44 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A Florida man pleaded guilty in neighboring Alabama on Monday to a prescription drug-billing scheme that fraudulently charged health insurers over $200 million, officials said. John Jeremy Adams of Panama City Beach, Florida, pleaded guilty to 16 counts of health care fraud, seven...

A customer waits for his medication behind a sheet of plastic installed to help curb the spread of the coronavirus at a CVS pharmacy store in Morton Grove, Ill., Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Customers and pharmacists are being separated by crates and plastic sheets during the Covid-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Rush to fill medicine cabinets ahead of outbreak fuels CVS

May. 6, 2020 11:19 AM EDT

A rush to fill medicine cabinets and pantries ahead of the rapidly spreading COVID-19 pandemic helped fuel a surging first-quarter profit for CVS Health. The outbreak also lifted the health care giant’s insurance business because patients delayed or cancelled some surgeries and used the system less. But...

FILE - In this June 8, 2015, file photo specialist Anthony Rinaldi works adjacent to the post that handles Humana, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Humana will pick up the tab for millions of customers when they are ready to ease COVID-19 social distancing and return to the doctor’s office. The insurer said Tuesday, May 5, 2020  that it is waiving deductibles and other out-of-pocket costs for all Medicare Advantage customers who visit their primary care doctor or see a behavioral health specialist. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Humana picks up the tab for Medicare Advantage doctor visits

May. 5, 2020 10:57 AM EDT

The health insurer Humana will cover the whole bill for millions of customers when they are ready to ease COVID-19 social distancing and return to the doctor’s office. The insurer said Tuesday that it is waiving copayments, deductibles and other out-of-pocket costs for the rest of the year for all Medicare...

Editorial Roundup: US

Apr. 29, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ April 28 The Los Angles Times on former Vice President Joe Biden's presidential running mate decision: With the Democratic presidential nomination within his grasp, former Vice President Joe Biden must make a decision that presidential...

FILE - In this June 15, 2018 file photo, United Healthcare correspondence is seen in North Andover, Mass. The pandemic has shut down large portions of the economy and forced many companies to abandon their forecasts in 2020.  The nation’s largest health insurance provider, UnitedHealth Group Inc., and Medicaid specialist Centene Corp. have reaffirmed their forecasts earlier this month.  (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Insurers stick to 2020 outlooks as COVID-19 pandemic spreads

Apr. 29, 2020 12:06 PM EDT

Anthem and Humana became on Wednesday the latest health insurers to reaffirm their 2020 earnings forecasts, even as the COVID-19 pandemic has made outlooks in other sectors essentially worthless. The pandemic has shut down large portions of the economy and forced many companies to abandon their forecasts. But...

A worker disinfects ticket gates next to a poster about precautions against the new coronavirus at a subway station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, April 29, 2020. The signs read

The Latest: South Korea hopes for vigilance during holiday

Apr. 29, 2020 12:08 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: —Putin extends Russia's shutdown to May 11. —China...