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Saturday, August 12, 2000

Aetna chief likely to stay
It’s highly likely that William H. Donaldson will remain Aetna’s chief executive, chairman, or both, until March 1, and he could stay longer, a new federal filing shows.
[Hartford Courant 2000-08-11]

Aetna members to get more choices
Striving to please customers and boost profits, Aetna U.S. Healthcare is quietly preparing to launch new products that would give members direct access to specialists and other freedoms, but higher out-of-pocket costs.
[Hartford Courant 2000-08-12]

Blue Cross companies to team up
Blue Cross and Blue Shield health insurance plans in six states, including Texas, will combine forces in an effort to achieve savings and remain competitive in an industry being transformed by consolidation, executives said Thursday.
[Dallas Morning News 2000-08-11]

New online guide to community health debuts
What is the average life expectancy in Kings County, New York in comparison to Allen County, Kansas? How does one US county’s health status compare to another’s? Curious individuals can find out the answers to these questions and more in the new online Community Health Status Indicators Reports (CHSI).
[Reuters via Yahoo 2000-08-10]

Aetna upheld in court ruling
Philadelphia, Aug. 11 — A federal appeals court agreed today with a lower court that the United States Healthcare unit of Aetna Inc. does not violate racketeering laws in its advertising and membership materials.
[NY Times 2000-08-12]

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