Health Care


  • Obama Address Health Care & Privacy Concerns

    CNBC's John Harwood provides perspective on President Obama's address on health care, invasion of privacy concerns, and his meeting later today with China's President Xi.

  • Pres. Obama Address Privacy Issues

    President Obama answers questions about privacy concerns surrounding the NSA's collection of telephone records and monitoring of Internet activity. "Congress is continually briefed" on how these activities are conducted, Obama says.

  • Pres. Obama Speaks on Affordable Care Act

    President Obama explains the "two main things Americans need to know" about the new legislation on health care. The President outlines how competition will provide an incentive to keep health care costs down, and cover millions of people who currently don't have insurance coverage.

  • Awaiting President Obama's Statement

    CNBC's John Harwood provides a preview of the President's address on the benefits of the Affordable Care Act. He also addresses the NSA phone records issue.

  • Obama to Address Health Care, Jobs & Privacy

    CNBC's John Harwood presents a preview of President Obama's statement on the Affordable Care Act, and likely comments on this morning's better-than-expected jobs number, as pressure mounts for him to address NSA privacy concerns ahead of his meeting later today with China's President Xi.

  • Royalty Pharma raised its hostile bid for Irish drug firm Elan to a potential $8 billion on Friday, coming back for the third time after just 7.5 percent of shareholders accepted the last offer.

  • A new study released Friday discovered that an average of 15 percent of flexible endoscopes used to examine GI tracts and colons at five hospitals were dirty.

  • Novartis Bringing Innovation to China: CEO

    Joseph Jimenez, CEO of Novartis, says the pharmaceutical company is investing heavily to introduce new drugs in China as the spotlight shifts from infectious to chronic disease.

  • Aetna CEO on the Next Four Years of Health Care

    Mark Bertolini, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Aetna, weighs in on the President's comments last night about the state of the nation's health care system, and how to bring down health care costs.

  • A Healthier Deficit?

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the CBO projects 2020 Medicare/Medicaid spending to be $200 billion, which is 15 percent less than projected.

  • A sharp and surprisingly persistent slowdown in the growth of health care costs is helping to narrow the federal deficit, leaving budget experts trying to figure out whether the trend will last.

  • An Alternative to Obamcare

    Discussing America's health care system, with Dr. Benjamin Carson, Johns Hopkins Pediatric Neurosurgery Director Also, Igor Volsky, and serial misinformer Betsy McCaughey, weigh in.

  • How Health Care Cuts Could Impact Stocks

    Peter Costa, Wells Fargo, discusses health care stock strategies, as spending cut looms over the industry.

  • Some small businesses are rethinking their business models to address the new federal health-care law.

  • Businesses like restaurants and hotels that rely heavily on low-income workers are trying to decide how to change their business models for the new health care law. NYT reports.

  • A Smart Bet on Johnson & Johnson?

    Johnson & Johnson announced on Friday that it had elected a new chairman, with its current chair planning to step down within a month and retire shortly thereafter.

  • He Did WHAT? Outrageous Holiday Party Behavior

    Have you ever thrown a coworker in a lagoon at the office party? Here are some of the most outrageous things people have done at office parties.

  • House Passes S.T.E.M. Act

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports the House passed a bill to create permanent residence visas for foreign graduates of U.S. universities who have earned advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering and medicine.

  • Healthcare Trust CEO: Strong Growth In the Last 6 Months

    Healthcare Trust of America CEO Scott Peters discusses the state of health care and his business. "We have seen more growth in the last 6 months than in the past 3-5 years," he says.

  • How to Get Free Advice From Doctors

    Ron Gutman, HealthTap founder & CEO, discusses a new way to get health questions answered for free from a network of over 17,000 vetted physicians.

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  • Dan Mangan is a reporter covering health care for

  • 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.