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  • US to Raise Medicare Advantage Payment Rate Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 6:07 AM ET

    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.

  • CMS Assumes No Change for 2014   Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 4:55 PM ET
    CMS Assumes No Change for 2014

    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.

  • Health Care & Your Retirement   Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 1:45 PM ET
    Health Care & Your Retirement

    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.

  • How Obamacare Could Boost Your Premiums...a Lot Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 2:27 PM ET

    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.

  • Is There a Doctor in the (White) House's Future? Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 1:08 PM ET
    Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, a pediatric neurosurgeon, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

    Dr. Benjamin Carson was a political unknown just weeks ago. Now, He is in some ways a dream candidate for Republicans. The NYT reports.

  • Is There a Doctor in the House? Probably Not Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 2:31 PM ET
    Dr. Martha Perez examines a patient at Community Health of South Florida.

    Obamacare and the aging of doctors and patients are exacerbating the shortage of primary care physicians.

  • Obama: Political Gap May Be 'Just Too Wide' for Deal Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 12:11 PM ET
    President Obama arrives Tuesday at the Capitol to meet with the Senate Democratic Caucus.

    President Obama is warning that it may be impossible to reach a deal with Republicans on trimming the budget deficit.

  • Latest GOP Budget Is Ambitious, Unlikely to Pass Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 1:28 PM ET
    Paul Ryan

    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.

  • Generics Brought Down Common Drug Prices Tuesday, 5 Mar 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Spending on drugs to treat common diseases fell 1.5 percent among customers who receive prescription benefits through commercial insurers.

  • Medicare on the Chopping Block   Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 1:46 PM ET
    Medicare on the Chopping Block

    Alan Miller, Universal Health Services, offers insight on the cuts hitting federal health programs.

  • Power Rundown: Yahoo Headquarters, Or Else   Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 1:54 PM ET
    Power Rundown: Yahoo Headquarters, Or Else

    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.

  • CMS Rate Proposal Hits HMOs   Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 1:07 PM ET
    CMS Rate Proposal Hits HMOs

    The proposed rate cute outlined by CMS is putting pressure on all of the Medicare advantage players, with CNBC's Bertha Coombs.

  • Health Insurers Decline on Proposed Medicare Advantage Cuts

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs takes a deeper look at proposals that would lower Medicare Advantage rates more than analyst and insurers were expecting.

  • Humana Shares Fall as 2014 Medicare Rates Cloud Outlook Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 11:07 AM ET

    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.

  • What GOP Wants to Hear From Pres. Obama   Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 11:30 AM ET
    What GOP Wants to Hear From Pres. Obama

    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 Rules Out Raising Medicare Eligibility Age Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 4:36 PM ET

    Obama has ruled out raising the medicare eligibility age to 67 from the current age of 65 as a way to reduce government deficit.

  • How Health Care Cuts Could Impact Stocks   Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 8:40 AM ET
    How Health Care Cuts Could Impact Stocks

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

  • President Wants 'Smart Spending Reductions'   Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 4:10 PM ET
    President Wants 'Smart Spending Reductions'

    Former Sen. Judd Gregg, (R-NH), explains what is a "smart" spending cut. Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, weighs in.

  • Raise the Age for Medicare & Soc. Security?   Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 4:33 PM ET
    Raise the Age for Medicare & Soc. Security?

    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.

  • Medicare in the Crosshairs on Capitol Hill   Friday, 4 Jan 2013 | 7:35 AM ET
    Medicare in the Crosshairs on Capitol Hill

    Sen. Lamar Alexander, (R-TN), explains why he voted "yes" on the "fiscal cliff" bill, and why Congress needs to reduce entitlement programs.