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No change seen in Maine as Anthem-Cigna deal advances

James McCarthy |

A spokesman for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine says the parent company's proposed acquisition of Cigna Corp., announced on Friday, won't impact customers in Maine.

Anthem to acquire Cigna in $54.2B deal

In the largest-ever acquisition of a health insurer, Anthem announced today it had agreed to purchase Cigna in a deal valued at $54.2 billion, including debt.

CMHC: Parkview owes $13M, and it needs to pay up

Central Maine Healthcare Corp. in Lewiston claims that Brunswick-based Parkview Adventist Medical Center, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last month, owes it and its Lewiston...

MaineHealth gets $250K for children’s oral health

The MaineHealth system in Portland has received a $250,000 federal grant to support its Children’s Oral Healthcare Access Program.

St. Mary's hires New Jersey health exec as CEO

St. Mary's Health System in Lewiston has hired a New Jersey health care system senior executive to replace outgoing President and CEO Lee Myles.

Nurses union at EMMC signs new contract

A union representing 800 nurses at Eastern Maine Medical Center voted Friday to approve a new collective bargaining contract with the Bangor hospital.

EMMC, nurses’ union reach temporary deal

Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor said it has reached a temporary agreement for a new three-year contract with the union that represents the hospital’s nurses.

Large elder-care provider to end services

MAS Home Care of Maine, one of the state's largest elder-care providers, is ending home care services for roughly 1,000 clients by the end of the month, but its nine other programs will not be...

How to comply with Affordable Care Act's employer mandate

Steven R. Gerlach |

The Affordable Care Act is the most far-reaching piece of employee benefits legislation passed in 40 years. With 20,000 pages of regulations and other guidance, the ACA profoundly...

U.S. Supreme Court affirms access to ACA insurance subsidies in Maine

James McCarthy |

In a 6-3 ruling announced Thursday morning, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed that the Affordable Care Act allows Americans in all states, not just those that established their own exchanges, to...