Under pressure from patients and the FDA, Cigna (NYSE:CI) and Express Scripts said today that they will lower the price of insulin to $25 per month for some patients. Three firms — Eli Lilly, Novo Nordisk and Sanofi — control 90% of the global insulin market and produce all the insulin used in the U.S. […]
Cigna (NYSE:CI) said this week that it’s revising its coverage to include 3D mammography for routine breast cancer screening. The Bloomfield, Conn.-based health insurer only reimbursed for 3D breast scans made for diagnosis, based on the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s finding that there’s not enough data to show that 3D mammography is better than traditional mammography in […]
"If you can speak what you will never hear
if you can write what you will never read,
you have done rare things."
-Henry David Thoreau
"Doctor, how much longer?"
Conservative icon Newt Gingrich, the former speaker of the U.S. House who’s mounting a run at the White House, lambasted a Republican plan to overhaul Medicare over the weekend, calling it "right-wing social engineering.”
Gingrich also voiced his support for the controversial lynch-pin of President Barack Obama’s landmark health care reform law, the so-called individual mandate, which is the object of a slew of constitutional challenges in courts around the country.