NEW YORK, June 3- Despite the promise of coverage through the U.S. Sign-ups at eHealth Inc to the short-term plans it offers through its website were up to 140,000 in 2014 from 60,000 in 2013, an increase of 134 percent, according to the company. At another short-term carrier, Agile Health Insurance, a subsidiary of Health Insurance Innovations Inc, new policies...» Read More
Following intense lobbying from the health insurance industry and members of Congress, the U.S. government said it will increase the payment rate for health insurers that offer coverage through the popular Medicare Advantage program.
Health insurance stocks are moving higher on the decision from the Center for Medicare Services--CMS says they will not propose a cut to Medicare reimbursement rates, reports CNBC's Bertha Coombs.
Enrollment season for Medicare Advantage plans and Obama's health reform plan is six months away. One big question is how many people will show up to be insured, reports CNBC's Bertha Coombs.
A new study indicates that Obama's health care overhaul will result in a 32 percent claims cost increase which could translate into higher premiums for Americans.
Dr. Benjamin Carson was a political unknown just weeks ago. Now, He is in some ways a dream candidate for Republicans. The NYT reports.
Obamacare and the aging of doctors and patients are exacerbating the shortage of primary care physicians.
President Obama is warning that it may be impossible to reach a deal with Republicans on trimming the budget deficit.
Rep. Paul Ryan called his third budget an "invitation" to President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats to begin bargaining toward a deal to balance the budget.
Spending on drugs to treat common diseases fell 1.5 percent among customers who receive prescription benefits through commercial insurers.
Alan Miller, Universal Health Services, offers insight on the cuts hitting federal health programs.
Florida is experiencing a serious shortage of doctors, and Yahoo's CEO Marissa Meyer pulls the plug on employees working from home. CNBC's Jane Wells and Sharon Epperson discuss.
The proposed rate cute outlined by CMS is putting pressure on all of the Medicare advantage players, with CNBC's Bertha Coombs.
CNBC's Bertha Coombs takes a deeper look at proposals that would lower Medicare Advantage rates more than analyst and insurers were expecting.
Humana said the government's proposed 2014 payment rates for Medicare participants were lower than expected and would affect its profit outlook, and its shares fell in premarket trading.
CNBC's Rick Santelli talks to Sen. Johnny Isakson, (R-GA), about creating jobs in the private sector; and cutting spending; and avoiding sequestration.
Obama has ruled out raising the medicare eligibility age to 67 from the current age of 65 as a way to reduce government deficit.
Peter Costa, Wells Fargo, discusses health care stock strategies, as spending cut looms over the industry.
Former Sen. Judd Gregg, (R-NH), explains what is a "smart" spending cut. Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, weighs in.
CNBC's John Harwood reports House Republicans are going to propose to extend the debt limit until April 15; and Max Richtman, National Committee to Preserve Medicare; and Bill George, Harvard Business School professor, debate whether eligibility for these programs should be raised to age 70.
Sen. Lamar Alexander, (R-TN), explains why he voted "yes" on the "fiscal cliff" bill, and why Congress needs to reduce entitlement programs.