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  • TOPEKA, Kan.— Hospital officials gave their backing Monday to a Kansas House committee's effort to expand the state Medicaid program to capture additional dollars under the federal health care overhaul, despite opposition to the plan from Republican leaders. They said expanding Medicaid as contemplated by the 2010 federal health care law would provide...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Kaiser Permanente nurses in California approved a new contract that boosts pay and improves patient care along with health and safety protections for nurses, a union official said Monday. Registered nurses and nurse practitioners who work at 21 hospitals and 65 clinics across Northern and Central California voted last week to approve the new...

  • WASHINGTON— Medicare will change the way it pays hospitals and doctors to reward quality over volume, the Obama administration said Monday, in a shift that officials hope will be a catalyst for the nation's $3- trillion health care system. The shift won immediate support from insurers and the American Hospital Association. But American Medical Association...

  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 12:16 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell $1.11 or 1.0 percent, to $108.86. Humana Inc. fell $1.61 or 1.1 percent, to $149.86. UnitedHealth Group fell $1.06 or. 9 percent, to $110.94.

  • Final Glance: Managed Care companies Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 6:04 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell $2.21 or 2.0 percent, to $109.97. Humana Inc. fell $2.18 or 1.4 percent, to $151.47. UnitedHealth Group fell $1.85 or 1.6 percent, to $112.00.

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 1:31 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell $1.18 or 1.1 percent, to $111.00. Humana Inc. fell $1.23 or. 8 percent, to $152.42. UnitedHealth Group fell $1.42 or 1.2 percent, to $112.43.

  • FORT COLLINS, Colo.— Showing how much one Colorado city loves its bikes, cyclists who go to the hospital by ambulance no longer have to leave their rides behind. Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, home of Colorado State University, has equipped all 14 of its ambulances with bike racks after encountering increasing numbers of cyclists who had bicycle...

  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 11:24 AM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell$. 26 or. 2 percent, to $111.92. Humana Inc. rose$. 21 or. 1 percent, to $153.86. UnitedHealth Group fell $1.00 or. 9 percent, to $112.85.

  • Lori Simons took the bright orange pill at 3 a.m. Eight hours later, doctors sliced into her brain, looking for signs that the drug was working. With special permission from the Food and Drug Administration and multiple drug companies, an Arizona hospital is testing medicines very early in development and never tried on brain tumors before.

  • Final Glance: Managed Care companies Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 6:05 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose $2.05 or 1.9 percent, to $112.18. Humana Inc. rose$. 37 or. 2 percent, to $153.65. UnitedHealth Group rose $4.53 or 4.1 percent, to $113.85.

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 1:29 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose $1.10 or 1.0 percent, to $111.23. Humana Inc. fell $1.30 or. 8 percent, to $151.98. UnitedHealth Group rose $2.14 or 2.0 percent, to $111.46.

  • Lori Simons took the bright orange pill at 3 a.m. Eight hours later, doctors sliced into her brain, looking for signs that the drug was working. With special permission from the Food and Drug Administration and multiple drug companies, an Arizona hospital is testing medicines very early in development and never tried on brain tumors before.

  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 12:09 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 44 or. 4 percent, to $110.57. Humana Inc. fell$. 98 or. 6 percent, to $152.30. UnitedHealth Group rose $1.54 or 1.4 percent, to $110.86.

  • Final Glance: Managed Care companies Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 6:01 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose $1.67 or 1.5 percent, to $110.13. Humana Inc. rose $4.31 or 2.9 percent, to $153.28. UnitedHealth Group rose $3.70 or 3.5 percent, to $109.32.

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 1:22 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose $1.31 or 1.2 percent, to $109.77. Humana Inc. rose $4.06 or 2.7 percent, to $153.03. UnitedHealth Group rose $3.02 or 2.9 percent, to $108.64.

  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 10:45 AM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose $1.33 or 1.2 percent, to $109.79. Humana Inc. rose $3.12 or 2.1 percent, to $152.09. UnitedHealth Group rose $2.95 or 2.8 percent, to $108.57.

  • Jan 21- UnitedHealth Group Inc, the largest U.S. health insurer, on Wednesday reported a better-than-expected fourth-quarter profit as it added new customers in government-paid plans and its Optum pharmacy management business hit record revenue. "We believe these results offer a solid finish to a year of transition," BMO Capital Markets analyst Jennifer...

  • Final Glance: Managed Care companies Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 6:36 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 57 or. 5 percent, to $108.46. Humana Inc. fell$. 97 or. 6 percent, to $148.97. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 15 or. 1 percent, to $105.62.

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 1:33 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 28 or. 3 percent, to $108.17. Humana Inc. fell $1.29 or. 9 percent, to $148.65. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 33 or. 3 percent, to $105.44.

  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 10:33 AM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 13 or. 1 percent, to $108.02. Humana Inc. fell $1.52 or 1.0 percent, to $148.42. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 99 or. 9 percent, to $104.78.