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Health insurance merger spree leaves uncertainty for consumers

More than a third of the U.S. population has health coverage through an insurer that either wants to make a huge acquisition or is about to be swallowed up in one. The impact on the average consumer can't be boiled down to dollars and cents.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-03/health-insurance-merger-sp
Target sells pharmacy, clinic businesses to CVS Health

The nation's second-largest drugstore chain will pay about $1.9 billion to run Target's in-store health operations and expand what they offer for customers.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-15/target-sells-pharmacy-clin
Database shows 2016 price increases sought by insurers

Health insurers say higher-than-expected care costs and other expenses blindsided them this year, and they're going to have to hike premiums beyond 10 percent for 2016.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-06-01/health-insurance-2016-rates-rise
Humana exploring possible sale, report says

Humana shares soared well beyond all-time high prices Friday on speculation that the company, one of the nation's biggest health insurers, might be up for sale.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-29/humana-exploring-possible-
UnitedHealth hikes forecast, shares edge to new heights

UnitedHealth off to a roaring start in 2015 as insurance and pharmacy businesses boom.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-16/unitedhealth-hikes-forecas
Merle Temple's novel filled with familiar political characters

...representative from the Augusta area who did that ? Ben Harbin. And the speaker bears a strong resemblance to the late Tom Murphy.So Parker took early retirement instead of staying on and fighting as he said he should have done later on after...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2015-04-25/merle-temples-n
Walgreens aims to close about 200 US stores

Walgreens will shutter about 200 U.S. stores as part of an expanded cost reduction push, but the nation's largest drugstore chain has no plans to shrink in the wake of its combination with Alliance Boots.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-09/walgreens-aims-close-about
Tips for handling medical expenses that hit before patients pay insurance deductibles

The clock on insurance deductibles reset Jan. 1, and that means big medical bills are in store for some. Patients could be required to pay thousands of dollars before their health care coverage kicks in.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-01/tips-handling-medical-expe
Health insurance giant's database hacked

INDIANAPOLIS - Hackers broke into a health insurance database storing information for about 80 million people in an attack bound to stoke fears many Americans have.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-05/health-insurance-giants-da
Aetna 4Q profit drops but meets forecasts, guidance climbs

Aetna's fourth-quarter earnings slid 37 percent as the health insurer spent more to grow its business, but its performance matched expectations and the company raised its forecast for the year.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-03/aetna-4q-profit-drops-meet