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  • HealthSouth to spend $750M on home health business Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 9:09 AM ET

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— HealthSouth will spend about $750 million on the privately held owner of Encompass Home Health and Hospice in a deal that helps the rehabilitation hospital operator expand into home health care. HealthSouth CEO Jay Grinney said in a statement that Encompass has integrated 45 separate acquisitions since 2005. He said they believe they can...

  • Final Glance: Managed Care companies Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell$. 03 or percent, to $102.18. Humana Inc. rose$. 22 or. 2 percent, to $136.42. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 14 or. 1 percent, to $96.71.

  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 10:17 AM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 44 or. 4 percent, to $102.65. Humana Inc. rose $1.05 or. 8 percent, to $137.25. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 40 or. 4 percent, to $97.25.

  • Calif. insurance sign-ups outpace enrollment Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 9:45 AM ET

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Individual insurance sign-ups under California's health care exchange were running ahead of pace from a year ago, when the marketplace opened for the first time, state officials reported Thursday. Overall, nearly 70,000 people have been determined eligible for either private health plans sold through the exchange or Medi-Cal, the state's...

  • Final Glance: Managed Care companies Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell$. 42 or. 4 percent, to $102.21. Humana Inc. fell$. 36 or. 3 percent, to $136.20. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 01 or percent, to $96.85.

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 2:49 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell$. 20 or. 2 percent, to $102.43. Humana Inc. fell$. 14 or. 1 percent, to $136.42. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 16 or. 2 percent, to $96.70.

  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 10:29 AM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell$. 27 or. 3 percent, to $102.36. Humana Inc. fell$. 57 or. 4 percent, to $135.99. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 19 or. 2 percent, to $96.67.

  • Final Glance: Managed Care companies Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell $1.32 or 1.3 percent, to $102.63. Humana Inc. fell $2.73 or 2.0 percent, to $136.56. UnitedHealth Group fell $1.33 or 1.4 percent, to $96.86.

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell $1.37 or 1.3 percent, to $102.58. Humana Inc. fell $2.41 or 1.7 percent, to $136.88. UnitedHealth Group fell $1.15 or 1.2 percent, to $97.04.

  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 12:01 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell$. 82 or. 8 percent, to $103.13. Humana Inc. fell $1.39 or 1.0 percent, to $137.90. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 68 or. 7 percent, to $97.51.

  • Health system reveals hospital gown to cover rears Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 4:01 AM ET

    DETROIT— A Detroit- based health system has unveiled a new hospital gown that aims to put the wraps on a big source of patients' grumbles— a lack of rear coverage. The gown was developed by the Henry Ford Innovation Institute at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. "Our No. 1 goal with this design was fixing the backside of the gown— patients' biggest complaint— while still...

  • Final Glance: Managed Care companies Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose $1.01 or 1.0 percent, to $103.95. Humana Inc. rose $1.82 or 1.3 percent, to $139.29. UnitedHealth Group rose $1.72 or 1.8 percent, to $98.19.

  • A look at Arizona health insurance open enrollment Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 2:25 PM ET

    Arizona began its second open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act with an estimated 780,000 uninsured residents out of 6.5 million people in the state, based on estimates done by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the number who gained insurance this year. Three new insurance companies are entering the individual market in Arizona on Jan. 1, including the...

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 1:25 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 89 or. 9 percent, to $103.83. Humana Inc. rose $2.13 or 1.6 percent, to $139.60. UnitedHealth Group rose $1.59 or 1.6 percent, to $98.06.

  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 10:23 AM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose $1.51 or 1.5 percent, to $104.45. Humana Inc. rose $3.08 or 2.2 percent, to $140.55. UnitedHealth Group rose $2.05 or 2.1 percent, to $98.52.

  • Final Glance: Managed Care companies Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose $1.04 or 1.0 percent, to $102.94. Humana Inc. rose $1.70 or 1.3 percent, to $137.47. UnitedHealth Group rose $1.36 or 1.4 percent, to $96.47.

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 2:21 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose $1.23 or 1.2 percent, to $103.13. Humana Inc. rose $2.18 or 1.6 percent, to $137.95. UnitedHealth Group rose $1.31 or 1.4 percent, to $96.42.

  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 10:29 AM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 13 or. 1 percent, to $102.03. Humana Inc. rose$. 96 or. 7 percent, to $136.73. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 37 or. 4 percent, to $95.48.

  • Heart stents may require longer blood thinner use Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 4:47 PM ET

    Patrick O'Gara, clinical cardiology chief at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and president of the American College of Cardiology. Laura Mauri, at the request of the federal Food and Drug Administration. Results were discussed Sunday at an American Heart Association conference in Chicago and published online by the New England Journal of Medicine.

  • Final Glance: Managed Care companies Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell$. 81 or. 8 percent, to $101.90. Humana Inc. fell $2.64 or 1.9 percent, to $135.77. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 79 or. 8 percent, to $95.11.