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Aetna to buy Coventry in $5.7 billion deal

Aetna, one of the nation’s biggest health insurers, claimed a bigger stake in the burgeoning market for government-funded coverage Monday when it announced plans to buy a Maryland-based provider of Medicaid and Medicare coverage for $5.7 billion. Aetna’s proposed acquisition ...

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Justice Dept. will respond to judge who objected to Obama’s remark

CHICAGO — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that the Justice Department will respond “appropriately” to a federal appellate judge in Texas who demanded a letter recognizing the authority of the federal courts to strike down laws passed by ...

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Justices question health care mandate (access required)

WASHINGTON — During the second of three days of oral arguments on the constitutionality of the Obama administration’s health-care reform law, the split over the constitutionality of the individual mandate was very much in evidence. The justices of Supreme Court ...

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Feds award health overhaul grants to 10 states

WASHINGTON — Federal officials say another 10 states are getting a total of $230 million to set up new health insurance markets under President Barack Obama’s overhaul. Seven of them — Colorado, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, and ...

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Preventive care: It’s free, except when it’s not

CHICAGO — Bill Dunphy thought his colonoscopy would be free. His insurance company told him it would be covered 100 percent, with no copayment from him and no charge against his deductible. The nation’s 1-year-old health law requires most insurance ...

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Supreme Court schedules week of health care arguments

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court announced Monday that it will use an unprecedented week’s worth of argument time in late March to decide the constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s historic health care overhaul before the 2012 presidential elections. The high ...

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States get say on health benefits in Obama’s law

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration Friday rolled out a benefits framework for millions of people who will get private insurance through the health care overhaul, but states will decide the specifics. Under the new law, the federal government must set ...

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