If you live in Texas and have health insurance, chances are your coverage is through either Aetna or Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, and it's about twice as likely to be the latter. The insurance giant covers 7.7 million Texans, controlling roughly 40 percent of the market.
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If you are one of the 18 million or so Texans who have health insurance, you may find something unusual in your mailbox this summer: an envelope from your insurance company stuffed with cash or, more likely, a check.
That's when the provision of the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) will requ ... More >>
Dallas girl Lindsey Cook is in a tight race with Mary Edwards from California as the fan favorite in the Aetna Healthy Food Fight -- a fight that could mean a nice influx of cash for the Deep Ellum Urban Gardens.
In case you missed it, through a contest at the State Fair, Cook was chosen to go to N ... More >>
As an avid runner and cook, Lindsey Cook of Dallas loves to create healthy dishes, like her quinoa and turkey stuffed bell peppers. Easy, versatile and full of deliciousness, Cook was so smitten with the recipe that she entered it in the Aetna Healthy Food Fight contest. From there, the dish ... More >>
Writer and radio journalist Julia Barton, a regular reader of Unfair Park, tipped me today to a really fascinating piece published September 1 by BusinessWeek, called "The God Clause and the Reinsurance Industry." It's about an arcane industry located in cities far from Dallas, but Barton spied t ... More >>
Trying to get to my post at Unfair Park. Big weather issues here. See photo. Huge branch the size of the Sears Tower fell on wife's car. Worse: I had inadvertently left money bag containing $1 million-plus in rubles on top of car, part of inheritance I received recently from little-known uncle in ... More >>