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  • Final Glance: Managed Care companies Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 5:58 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell$. 52 or. 4 percent, to $129.44. Humana Inc. fell $3.16 or 1.7 percent, to $178.02. UnitedHealth Group fell $2.71 or 2.2 percent, to $118.29.

  • AdCare Health reports 4Q loss Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 4:24 PM ET

    ROSWELL, Ga. _ AdCare Health Systems Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $5.3 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Roswell, Georgia- based company said it had a loss of 33 cents. For the year, the company reported that its loss narrowed to $13.6 million, or 90 cents per share.

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 2:48 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell$. 09 or. 1 percent, to $129.87. Humana Inc. fell $1.05 or. 6 percent, to $180.13. UnitedHealth Group fell $1.45 or 1.2 percent, to $119.55.

  • "For us, the situation is quite bleak and troubling," said Kurt Barwis, president and CEO of Bristol Hospital. The campaign comes as the General Assembly's budget-writing committees craft revised tax and spending plans in response to Malloy's two-year, $40 billion proposed budget. That figure takes into account proposed changes to the state's hospital tax,...

  • MONTPELIER, Vt.— During the past decade, Vermont has spent $675 million setting up Medicaid managed-care programs but has done such a spotty job monitoring them that they can't even be audited. Vermont entered a unique arrangement with the federal government in 2006 called "global commitment," in which as long as it stayed under projected spending caps, the state...

  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 10:29 AM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell$. 46 or. 4 percent, to $129.50. Humana Inc. fell$. 37 or. 2 percent, to $180.81. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 88 or. 7 percent, to $120.12.

  • Final Glance: Managed Care companies Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 5:56 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 98 or. 8 percent, to $129.96. Humana Inc. rose $3.66 or 2.1 percent, to $181.18. UnitedHealth Group rose $2.99 or 2.5 percent, to $121.00.

  • *UnitedHealth unit to buy Catamaran; Horizon to buy Hyperion. Among the deal news, OptumRx Corp, a unit of UnitedHealth Group, agreed to buy pharmacy benefit manager Catamaran Corp in a deal worth $12.78 billion. Shares of UnitedHealth, a Dow component, rose 2.7 percent to $121.17 while U.S. shares of Catamaran added 24 percent to $60.12.

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 1:16 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose $1.02 or. 8 percent, to $130.00. Humana Inc. rose $2.76 or 1.6 percent, to $180.28. UnitedHealth Group rose $3.18 or 2.7 percent, to $121.19.

  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 10:56 AM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose $1.21 or. 9 percent, to $130.19. Humana Inc. rose $3.08 or 1.7 percent, to $180.60. UnitedHealth Group rose $4.30 or 3.6 percent, to $122.31.

  • March 30- Health insurer UnitedHealth Group agreed to buy Catamaran Corp in a deal worth about $12.8 billion to boost its pharmacy benefit business as it competes with bigger rivals such as Express Scripts Holdings Co.. As employers look to cut prescription costs on expensive drugs, the deal with Catamaran will give UnitedHealth's pharmacy benefits unit,...

  • March 30- Health insurer UnitedHealth Group unit OptumRx Corp agreed to buy pharmacy benefit manager Catamaran Corp in a deal worth about $12.8 billion. UnitedHealth's offer of $61.50 per share represents a premium of 27 percent to Catamaran's Friday close on the Nasdaq. Catamaran's stock was trading at $60.50 premarket on Monday, while UnitedHealth's was...

  • UnitedHealth Group to buy Catamaran for $12.78B Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 6:55 AM ET
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    UnitedHealth Group unit OptumRx Corp agreed to buy pharmacy benefit manager Catamaran Corp in a deal worth $12.78 billion.

  • The nation's largest health insurer, UnitedHealth, will muscle up for its fight against rising prescription drug costs by spending more than $12 billion to buy pharmacy benefits manager Catamaran Corp.. UnitedHealth and Catamaran said Monday that their deal will combine businesses that have "distinctive, rapidly growing specialty pharmacy services" for a...

  • UnitedHealth Group to buy Catamaran for $12.78 bln Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 6:13 AM ET

    March 30- UnitedHealth Group unit OptumRx Corp agreed to buy pharmacy benefit manager Catamaran Corp in a deal worth $12.78 billion.

  • Final Glance: Managed Care companies Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 6:10 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose $2.77 or 2.2 percent, to $128.98. Humana Inc. rose $2.08 or 1.2 percent, to $177.52. UnitedHealth Group rose $1.76 or 1.5 percent, to $118.01.

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 1:16 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose $2.96 or 2.3 percent, to $129.16. Humana Inc. rose $2.23 or 1.3 percent, to $177.67. UnitedHealth Group rose $1.62 or 1.4 percent, to $117.87.

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I.— A federal judge ruled Friday that Women and Infants Hospital cannot prevent workers from refusing overtime after the union representing 1,700 of them requested they protest layoffs by turning down extra shifts. Chief Judge William E. Smith said in a memorandum that the Providence hospital did not show that employees' refusal to work overtime...

  • *Measure spares doctors 21 percent pay cut if passes Senate vote. WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, March 26- The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a bill to permanently repair the formula for reimbursing Medicare physicians, marking a rare bipartisan achievement and sending the issue next to the Senate. The measure drafted and driven...

  • Final Glance: Managed Care companies Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 6:07 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell$. 70 or. 6 percent, to $126.21. Humana Inc. fell $1.61 or. 9 percent, to $175.72. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 29 or. 2 percent, to $116.25.