Bertha Coombs is a reporter for CNBC, covering financial markets, business news stories and health care throughout the business day. She is based at the Nasdaq Marketsite in Times Square.
Her health care coverage at CNBC has ranged from covering the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the failed launch of the Obamacare health insurance exchanges, to how cancer researchers are using IBM's Watson to improve cancer care, and how doctors are using mobile technology to treat patients in their own homes. She also covered the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, the impact of the financial crisis of 2008, and reported on the oil markets from the floor of the New York Mercantile exchange.
Before joining CNBC, Coombs was a reporter and anchor for the pioneering online business network, Yahoo Finance Vision, and served as a freelance reporter for the former CNNfn financial network. Prior, she served as a reporter for ABC News One, and a substitute anchor for "World News Now" and "World News This Morning."
She began her career in general news, with previous reporting and anchoring positions at WABC-TV in New York, WPLG-TV in Miami and WFSB-TV in Hartford, Connecticut.
Coombs is a graduate of Yale University and was awarded the Leo Beranek Reporter Training Fellowship at WCVB-TV in Boston. Born in Havana, Cuba, she speaks fluent Spanish.
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The GOP health-care bill's defeat removes uncertainty for insurers as they prep 2018 rates, but unresolved legal issues remain.
CNBC's Bertha Coombs takes a look at companies poised to win, or lose, if the American Health Care Act does pass.
As Health and Human Services Secretary, Tom Price has a lot of power to roll back Obamacare regulations.
Results from this large Obamacare provider suggest the tide is beginning to turn for insurers.
The strong backlash from conservative Republicans and medical groups has some investors betting cuts will be rolled back.
CNBC's Bill Griffeth and Bertha Coombs look at the day's market action.
CNBC's Bertha Coombs looks ahead at the day's market action.
CNBC's Bertha Coombs looks at the likely winners and losers in the new Republican health care plan.
The Republican health plan tries to keep popular parts of Obamacare while getting rid of parts people don't like.
Republican Congressional leaders face pressure from conservatives to fully repeal Obamacare.