Facing a surge of retiring nurses and a growing number of patients, Indiana hospitals are scrambling to fill thousands of nursing positions, raising questions about whether they will be able to keep operations fully staffed.
Jim Burkhart, who was fired this fall after the FBI raided his home and American Senior Communities' offices, holds agreements under which he could acquire 63 nursing homes managed by his former employer.
Anthem Inc. told a federal court that its proposed $48 billion merger with rival health insurer Cigna Corp. will lower consumer costs and extend coverage to more people, in response to a U.S. lawsuit seeking to block the deal.
John Lechleiter has been the company's CEO since 2008. The announcement Wednesday morning of his retirement comes one day after the firm announced strong revenue and profit for its second quarter, indicating that Lechleiter's initiatives have paid off.
Cigna doesn't appear like it's ready to put up a fight to keep alive its $48 billion deal with Anthem, analysts say. But Aetna and Humana seem poised to put up more of a battle over their proposed merger.
Anthem Inc.'s proposed purchase of Cigna Corp. would diminish competition between insurers in markets around the nation, according to a complaint filed Thursday by the U.S. Justice Department that painted Anthem in an unflattering light.