Uninsured Numbers Drop as Poverty Rate Holds Steady

WASHINGTON – The number of people without health insurance dropped last year by 8.8 million, to a total of 33 million, but there was no statistically significant change in income for the typical American household, the Obama administration said Wednesday. Median household income in the United States was $53,660 last year, the Census Bureau reported. In addition, it

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Aetna Moving Quickly On Humana Acquisition As Profits Rise

HARTFORD – Aetna Inc. is moving swiftly ahead in seeking regulatory approval for its acquisition of rival Humana Inc., dealing from a position of strong earnings announced Tuesday. Aetna chief executive Mark Bertolini told analysts during an earnings conference call Tuesday that the Hartford-based health insurer has filed with federal antitrust regulators as well as

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