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  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 10:40 AM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell$. 45 or. 5 percent, to $90.79. Humana Inc. fell $1.07 or. 8 percent, to $130.84. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 23 or. 3 percent, to $86.28.

  • Drug and device firms paid $3.5B to care providers Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 2:44 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— From research grants to travel junkets, drug and medical device companies paid doctors and leading hospitals billions of dollars last year, the government disclosed Tuesday in a new effort to spotlight potential ethical conflicts in medicine.

  • Final Glance: Managed Care companies Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell$. 58 or. 6 percent, to $91.24. Humana Inc. rose$. 17 or. 1 percent, to $131.90. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 09 or. 1 percent, to $86.51.

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 1:51 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell$. 49 or. 5 percent, to $91.33. Humana Inc. rose$. 21 or. 2 percent, to $131.94. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $86.66.

  • Fletcher Allen seeks approval for 128-bed building Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 11:37 AM ET

    BURLINGTON, Vt.— Vermont's Fletcher Allen Health Care is seeking approval to build a 128- bed building for patients to replace outdated facilities. The medical center estimates the seven-story building would cost nearly $188 million and anticipates it would be occupied in September 2018.

  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 10:36 AM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell$. 65 or. 7 percent, to $91.17. Humana Inc. fell$. 38 or. 3 percent, to $131.35. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 59 or. 7 percent, to $86.01.

  • Sept 27- Pfizer Inc's Xalkori, which treats lung cancer patients with a specific gene mutation, proved effective in shrinking tumors in those with an even rarer form of the disease, according to data presented at a medical meeting on Saturday.

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell$. 48 or. 5 percent, to $91.24. Humana Inc. fell$. 11 or. 1 percent, to $130.89. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 07 or. 1 percent, to $86.11.

  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 11:12 AM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 22 or. 2 percent, to $91.94. Humana Inc. rose$. 13 or. 1 percent, to $131.13. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 28 or. 3 percent, to $86.46.

  • Sept 26- Universal Health Services Inc said it bought British mental health facilities operator Cygnet Health Care Ltd in a deal valued at about $335 million, to enter the UK market. The U.S. hospital operator said Cygnet had 17 facilities across the UK.

  • Final Glance: Managed Care companies Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell $3.10 or 3.3 percent, to $91.72. Humana Inc. fell $4.23 or 3.1 percent, to $131.28. UnitedHealth Group fell $2.03 or 2.3 percent, to $86.18.

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 1:24 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell $3.02 or 3.2 percent, to $91.80. Humana Inc. fell $4.14 or 3.1 percent, to $131.37. UnitedHealth Group fell $2.01 or 2.3 percent, to $86.20.

  • Senators: Widen Medicaid program for frail seniors Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 12:57 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— More than a dozen U.S. senators from both parties are calling on the Obama administration to broaden a Medicaid program for the nation's frailest seniors, calling it a proven alternative to pricier nursing home care as states seek to limit long-term medical costs.

  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell $1.49 or 1.6 percent, to $93.33. Humana Inc. fell $2.54 or 1.9 percent, to $132.97. UnitedHealth Group fell $1.11 or 1.3 percent, to $87.10.

  • Final Glance: Managed Care companies Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose $1.84 or 2.0 percent, to $94.82. Humana Inc. rose $3.16 or 2.4 percent, to $135.51. UnitedHealth Group rose $1.62 or 1.9 percent, to $88.21.

  • Report: Admission of uninsured at hospitals dips Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 4:08 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The number of uninsured patients admitted to hospitals has dropped markedly this year, reducing charity care and bad debt cases, particularly in states that have expanded Medicaid coverage under the new federal health care law, a government report released Wednesday concluded.

  • A report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said nearly three-quarters of the savings, $4.2 billion, would occur in states that have opted to expand the Medicaid healthcare program for the poor as part of the law, popularly known as Obamacare.

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 1:21 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose $1.26 or 1.4 percent, to $94.24. Humana Inc. rose $1.69 or 1.3 percent, to $134.04. UnitedHealth Group rose $1.25 or 1.4 percent, to $87.84.

  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 10:33 AM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 11 or. 1 percent, to $93.09. Humana Inc. rose$. 27 or. 2 percent, to $132.62. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 16 or. 2 percent, to $86.75.

  • 7 hospitals join Conn. alliance to coordinate care Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 8:41 AM ET

    HARTFORD, Conn.— Five health care systems that operate seven hospitals in Connecticut are forming an alliance intended to help coordinate care, improve efficiency and reduce costs.