CVS/Aetna Combo a Formidable Pharma Rival
January 9, 2018 at 8:00 am

Last month’s unusual consolidation of healthcare provider CVS Health with insurance company Aetna spawned a new behemoth that could pos

Affordable Care Act: Insurers Seek to Soften Their Image
June 29, 2012

During the past year, many of the largest insurance companies in the country, including Aetna, Cigna and Humana, have introduced elaborate marketing campaigns to reposition themselves as consumer-friendly health care companies, not just insurance providers. The insurers have been preparing for the possibility that the court may uphold the most controversial provision in the legislation—the individual mandate that would require people to buy health insurance or face a fine. While a majority of Americans would still be left to choose among the options their employers offer, a favorable ruling expands the market for insurance companies, allowing them to sell …

Internet Buyers-The New Castrati (676 words)
March 1, 2001

By Denny Hatch The equivalent of rock stars in the 18th and 19th centuries in Europe were the castrati, former choir boys whose soprano voices were so pure and exquisite they were subjected to castration. Said one writer, "[The castrati] were frequently described as having the 'voices of angels.' This was no doubt due to the combination of a child's fresh voice with the vocal power of a man, and the high register of a woman." Being neutered did not make for connubial bliss, but the money was great and, socially, these eunuchs were lionized. Recently, my friend Russell Perkins, one of the