WASHINGTON, March 14- The Republican-run U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved a bipartisan deal to spare doctors from a looming Medicare pay cut but included a provision to undermine Obamacare, which critics said was a non-starter in the Democratic-controlled Senate.» Read More
Feb 6- Aetna Inc, the third-largest U.S. health insurer, said on Thursday that demand for insurance plans on the Obamacare exchanges had picked up in the last few weeks and that it had signed up 135,000 paid members through the end of January.
Feb 6- Aetna Inc, the third-largest U.S. health insurer, on Thursday said fourth-quarter profit rose due to the acquisition of Coventry Healthcare, and it forecast an increase in medical customers in its private Medicare business in 2014..
Feb 6- Aetna Inc, the third-largest U.S. health insurer, on Thursday said fourth quarter profit rose due to the acquisition of Coventry Healthcare and forecast an increase in medical customers in its private Medicare business in 2014..
Feb 5- Humana Inc said on Wednesday that it received 202,000 applications for Obamacare health insurance plans, many of them from young people, but still gave a wide forecast for 2014 profit as it waits to see the demographics of future customers.
Feb 5- U.S. health insurer Humana Inc said on Wednesday that it had received 202,000 applications through Jan. 31 for 2014 Obamacare health insurance plans in the 14 states where it offers them.
WASHINGTON, Jan 27- Three prominent Republican senators on Monday called for replacing Obamacare with a package of election-year proposals intended to lower health insurance costs while retaining some elements of President Barack Obama's health reform law.
Marilyn Tavenner, administrator of the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, announced the preliminary tally in a blog posting. Earlier this week, the administration also announced that the number of people eligible for Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program rose to 6.3 million this month as a result of the enrollment effort.
Mark Bertolini, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Aetna, discusses the government's Medicare program and weighs in on enrollment participation in Obamacare. I think too much is being made of the website, we all have website failures from time to time, Bertolini says.
Dr. William Grace, MD, Grace Oncology founder, discusses the rate of Medicaid recipients using emergency rooms in hospitals unnecessarily.
Jan 16- Republicans in Congress sought to showcase what they call major security problems with the Obamacare website HealthCare.gov on Thursday, just as U.S. officials ramp up a national campaign to persuade young adults to use the site to enroll in health insurance.
BOSTON, Jan 16- A group of cyber security professionals is warning that the U.S. government has failed to implement fixes to protect the HealthCare.gov website from hackers, some three months after experts first pointed out the problem.
WASHINGTON, Jan 11- Accenture has been chosen to replace CGI Federal as the lead contractor for the Obamacare enrollment website, which failed to work when it launched in October for millions of Americans shopping for health insurance, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said on Saturday.
WASHINGTON, Jan 11- Accenture has been chosen to replace CGI Federal as the lead contractor on the Obamacare enrollment website, which failed to work when it launched in October for millions of Americans shopping for insurance, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said on Saturday.
The Post reported that the U.S. government will instead sign a new contract with Accenture. But the government's dissatisfaction over the website's early crashes, as well as aspects of the site that still do not work, are behind plans to sign a one-year contract with Accenture instead, the Post report said, quoting a person familiar with the matter.
Health insurer Humana says the enrollment mix in private plans through exchanges created by Obamacare will be, "more adverse than ... expected."
Peter Orszag, Citigroup global banking vice chair, shares his thoughts on total health-care spending and the slowdown in Medicare.
Since 2009, increases in spending on healthcare have run from 3.6 percent to 3.8 percent, below pre-recession rates which have been falling since their peak in 2003, the report from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said.
Jan 1- Hospitals and medical practices across the United States braced for confusion and administrative hassles as new insurance plans under President Barack Obama's healthcare law took effect on Wednesday.
Hospitals and medical practices are preparing for confusion and hassles as new insurance plans under President Obama's healthcare law take effect.
Jan 1- Hospitals and medical practices across the United States are bracing for confusion and administrative hassles as new insurance plans under President Barack Obama's healthcare law take effect on Wednesday.