• The Biggest Insurance Scheme of All Time? Wednesday, 14 Jan 2009 | 12:37 PM ET

    Even if you're insured, you are not immune from sky-high medical bills. One cancer patient found out the hard way - and did something about it.

  • Genentech's Quiet Period Times Two Wednesday, 14 Jan 2009 | 10:45 AM ET

    I couldn't go to the formal, scripted Genentech presentation at the JPMorgan Healthcare Conference yesterday afternoon because I was busy doing the crazy interview on "Fast Money" with the CEO of athenahealth, Jonathan Bush. I've never done a CEO interview like it.

  • Web Extra: Avoid These Healthcare Traps Tuesday, 13 Jan 2009 | 10:35 PM ET

    Insurance companies take care of their bottom line before they worry about taking care of you. Here's what to know to make sure you aren't being taken for a ride.

  • More and more seemingly law-abiding citizens are torching their cars, reporting them stolen and filing insurance claims. And it's affecting all of us.

  • A Tale Of Two Industries Tuesday, 13 Jan 2009 | 12:25 PM ET
    Jamie Dimon

    During his lunchtime keynote speech here at the JPMorgan Healthcare Conference JPM Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon was asked to give his worst-case scenario for the economy. He said that'd be a 1982-type recession lasting about two years and with unemployment "North of 10 percent." Dimon said it would be "Irrational to not be prepared for that."

  • What Ever Happened to Moral Hazard? Monday, 12 Jan 2009 | 9:27 PM ET

    We haven’t heard that phrase since Lehman Brothers imploded. Wonder why.

  • Is Roche In A Rush For Genentech? Monday, 12 Jan 2009 | 1:35 PM ET
    Roche CFO's presentation at the JPMorgan Healthcare Conference

    Not surprisingly it was standing room only in the grand ballroom of the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco for the Roche presentation this morning at the JPMorgan Healthcare Conference.

  • JPMorgan Conference Feels Wall Street Pinch Monday, 12 Jan 2009 | 11:44 AM ET

    I'm covering the 27th Annual JPMorgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco where I suspect there will be a big crowd for the Roche presentation later this morning. It's being reported that the Swiss drugmaker may soon raise its bid for Genentech. I'll be shocked if Roche says much about it either in the formal presentation or breakout session. But I'll be there just in case.

  • Ladies In Waiting For Merck's Gardasil Friday, 9 Jan 2009 | 10:08 AM ET

    The FDA giveth and the FDA taketh away. Yesterday the agency handed Merck a little bit of a break with what could be interpreted as an endorsement, of sorts. But then this morning the FDA issued another delay in deciding whether to approve the company's Gardasil vaccine.

  • Hospitals Injure Cardinal Health, Intuitive Surgical Thursday, 8 Jan 2009 | 10:48 AM ET

    Within about a 12-hour period, two healthcare companies have blamed the pullback in hospital spending for worse-than-anticipated financial results.

  • Parts of a roof lie on the sidewalk as trees sway in the winds of Hurricane Wilma Monday, Oct. 24, 2005 in downtown Naples, Fla. Hurricane Wilma crashed ashore early Monday as a strong Category 3 storm, battering southwest Florida with 125 mph winds. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    The 2008 Atlantic Hurricane Season produced eight hurricanes. Five of them were "major" storms, hitting Category 3 strength or higher.  But none of those hurricanes hit Florida.  That's good news both for residents of the state and for Warren Buffett, who lives roughly 1600 miles northwest of Miami.

  • Buyer Beware: Protect Against Insurance Fraud Monday, 29 Dec 2008 | 12:43 PM ET

    Everyone needs health insurance, period. And everyone needs to be aware of the many forms of insurance fraud that exist.

  • Vertex's $75,000 Question Friday, 19 Dec 2008 | 3:14 PM ET

    Drug pricing pressure under a Democratic administration be darned. $75,000. That's not a salary figure. That's the price one biotech analyst says Vertex Pharmaceuticals and its partner Johnson & Johnson might be able to charge--possibly even more--for their Hepatitis C drug.

  • Insurance On Athletes Now A Thing Of The Past? Thursday, 18 Dec 2008 | 11:37 AM ET

    Insurance used to be a given. When a team signed a big guaranteed contract, they'd get it insured as much as they could. But times have changed. Last month, I was told that more and more baseball teams were passing up on insurance.

  • The #1 Thing to Do If You've Lost Your Job Thursday, 18 Dec 2008 | 10:48 AM ET

    The best move you can make when and if you're let go may not be intuitive: geting and maintaining health insurance.

  • Web Extra: Protect Your Vacation with 2 Kinds of Insurance Wednesday, 17 Dec 2008 | 11:07 AM ET

    Flight insurance is a joke. Never buy it. Instead, spend your money where it can really protect your trip.

  • How to Stay Insured When You Lose Your Job Friday, 12 Dec 2008 | 9:17 PM ET

    Losing your job should not mean losing your healthcare. Period.

  • Turn a Pink Slip Into Your Golden Ticket Wednesday, 10 Dec 2008 | 2:31 PM ET

    The inside scoop on key moves you need to make should you find yourself on the company chopping block.

  • Your Pink-Slip Survival Guide Monday, 8 Dec 2008 | 2:33 PM ET

    Lost your job? You're not alone. Here are the four ways to stay afloat in this awful market.

  • Cramer's Reasons for Holiday Cheer Friday, 5 Dec 2008 | 7:08 PM ET

    Market got you down? The situation might not be as bad as you think.

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