UnitedHealth says Change Healthcare cyberattack cost it $872 million

UnitedHealth says Change Healthcare cyberattack cost it $872 million

A cyberattack earlier this year against a UnitedHealth Group subsidiary has proved costly for one of the nation’s largest employers.  The health insurance giant on Tuesday noted $872 million in “unfavorable cyberattack effects” while reporting its first quarter operations earnings. Those unfavorable effects refer to the February 21 cyberattack on Change Healthcare, which shut down operations…

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Counterfeit Botox blamed in 9-state outbreak of botulism-like illnesses

Counterfeit Botox blamed in 9-state outbreak of botulism-like illnesses

Biden administration investigating counterfeit botox injections in Florida, eight other states Biden administration investigating counterfeit botox injections in Florida, eight other states 01:13 Dangerous counterfeit versions of botulinum toxin — better known as Botox — are being linked to an outbreak that has sickened 19 people in nine states, causing nine hospitalizations, federal safety officials…

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5 Takeaways From a Year of Medicaid Upheaval

5 Takeaways From a Year of Medicaid Upheaval

Lindsey McNeil and her 7-year-old daughter, Noelle, who suffers from cerebral palsy and epilepsy, were jolted by an alert they received from Florida’s Department of Children and Families late last month that Noelle would be losing her Medicaid coverage 10 days later. Their lives have since begun to unravel, Ms. McNeil said. Noelle has stopped…

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When rogue brokers switch people's ACA policies, tax surprises can follow

When rogue brokers switch people’s ACA policies, tax surprises can follow

Tax season is never fun. But some tax filers this year face an added complication: Their returns are being rejected because they failed to provide information about Affordable Care Act coverage they didn’t even know they had. While the concern about unscrupulous brokers enrolling unsuspecting people in ACA coverage has simmered for years, complaints have risen in…

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