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  • Senator Bob Corker

    Implementation of President Barack Obama's health-care law needs to be put on "permanent hold," GOP Sen. Bob Corker tells CNBC.

  • Smokers trying to get coverage next year under President Obama's health law may get a break from tobacco-use penalties that could have made their premiums unaffordable.

  • The Obama administration will roll back requirements for state insurance marketplaces to verify the income and health coverage status of people who apply for coverage.

  • The government will be ready to open new online insurance exchanges, a provision of the president's health-care law, by Oct. 1, U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park told CNBC.

  • Another Obamacare Setback

    The employer mandate of the Affordable Care Act has been delayed one year, and now the HHS says pre-verification of eligibility for benefits is "not feasible." Ron Pollack, Families USA, and Michael Cannon, Cato Institute, discuss.

  • Obamacare; Too Much, Too Fast?

    William George, Harvard Business School professor, discusses the impact of delaying the healthcare mandate for businesses. A lot of disruption is going to take place for small businesses, in particular, he says.

  • Obamacare's Public Relations Push

    The Obama administration is reaching out to the NFL, the NBA and Hollywood celebrities to help promote enrollment in the new programs created under Obamacare. Ron Pollack, Families USA; Guy Benson, TownHall.com; and Carly Fiorina, Former Hewlett-Packard CEO, discuss.

  • Hundreds of people gather outside the US Supreme Court building in Washington, DC on June 26, 2013 in anticipation of the ruling on California's Proposition 8, the controversial ballot initiative that defines marriage as between a man and a woman.

    The Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage isn’t just an emotional victory for same-sex spouses. It’s a practical one that will usher in a sea change and prompt lawsuits.

  • Young adults make up a disproportionate share of the nation's 50 million uninsured. Getting them to sign up for insurance coverage will be a major focus of the government this fall during the roll-out of Obamacare.

  • Hedge Legend Robbins Takes on HMA

    Larry Robbins, Glenview Capital Management founder and CEO, explains why he's taking a "suggestion" directly to shareholders of Health Management Associates to replace eight board members.

  • Health care insurance

    Hedge Fund Glenview Capital wants a shake-up of the board of Health Management Associates, saying the health-care company has underperformed its competitors.

  • Mounting medical bills are likely to force many people to file for bankruptcy, according to new data from NerdWallet. And even those with insurance are buckling under unpaid bills.

  • The $1.8 billion deal for Vanguard Health Systems is not the last major acquisition Tenet Healthcare will make, the company's CEO Trevor Fetter told CNBC.

  • Tenet CEO: We'll Be 'More Aggressive' After Vanguard

    After striking a $1.8 billion deal to purchase Vanguard Health Systems, Tenet's CEO Trevor Fetter said the company will be "more aggressive with acquisitions."

  • Tenet Healthcare's $4.3 Billion Deal for Vanguard

    The "Squawk on the Street" team discusses the terms of Tenet's offer, and weigh in on Vodafone's $10 billion buyout offer for Kabel Deutschland.

  • Top doctors are calling attention to new guidance on screening for prostate cancer—the second-leading cause of cancer deaths for American men.

  • After the selling frenzy dies down, Cramer expects 3 sectors to emerge and ultimately rescue the bulls.

  • Independent of the debate on the Federal Reserve and interest rates, FTI Consulting's Barbara Ryan expects pharmaceutical and biotech stocks can continue to do well.

  • The AMA's new recognition of obesity as a "disease" could put a dent into insurers' bottom lines—at least in the short-term—but boost profits for makers of weight-loss drugs.

  • Obesity a Disease

    The American Medical Association says obesity should be classified as a disease. CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports AMA's Patrice Harris says the hope is for doctors to be more proactive in treating obese patients.

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  • Dan Mangan is a reporter covering health care for CNBC.com.

  • Meg Tirrell joined CNBC in April 2014 as a general assignment reporter focusing on biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.

  • Bertha Coombs

    Bertha Coombs is a general assignment reporter for CNBC, covering financial markets and business news stories.