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  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 12:16 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 82 or. 8 percent, to $102.93. Humana Inc. rose$. 66 or. 5 percent, to $137.91. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 54 or. 6 percent, to $96.22.

  • VA fires Pittsburgh hospital network's director Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 9:50 AM ET

    PITTSBURGH— The Department of Veterans Affairs has fired the director of the Pittsburgh VA Healthcare System a month after officials determined she committed unspecified "conduct unbecoming a senior executive" and wasteful spending. Jeff Miller, R- Fla., chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, accused the VA of dragging its feet, noting that Wolf was...

  • 4 Americans: How health care law affected them Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 1:50 AM ET

    Together their experiences provide a glimpse of how the largest social program launched since Medicare has worked out for the people involved. Shawn Turner didn't realize it when the health insurance program debuted last year, but she would become a dramatic example of its purpose. A 54- year-old medical transcriptionist in the tiny Illinois village of...

  • Final Glance: Managed Care companies Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell$. 02 or percent, to $102.11. Humana Inc. rose$. 81 or. 6 percent, to $137.25. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 01 or percent, to $95.68.

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 1:23 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell$. 02 or percent, to $102.11. Humana Inc. rose$. 12 or. 1 percent, to $136.56. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $95.75.

  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 11:05 AM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell$. 35 or. 3 percent, to $101.78. Humana Inc. fell $1.30 or 1.0 percent, to $135.14. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 91 or 1.0 percent, to $94.78.

  • Final Glance: Managed Care companies Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 85 or. 8 percent, to $102.13. Humana Inc. rose $3.98 or 3.0 percent, to $136.44. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 94 or 1.0 percent, to $95.69.

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 1:52 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 92 or. 9 percent, to $102.20. Humana Inc. rose $2.21 or 1.7 percent, to $134.67. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 60 or. 6 percent, to $95.35.

  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 10:33 AM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose $1.08 or 1.1 percent, to $102.36. Humana Inc. rose $2.06 or 1.6 percent, to $134.52. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 02 or percent, to $94.77.

  • Final Glance: Managed Care companies Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 6:07 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose $2.29 or 2.3 percent, to $101.28. Humana Inc. rose $1.88 or 1.4 percent, to $132.46. UnitedHealth Group rose $1.14 or 1.2 percent, to $94.75.

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 1:28 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose $2.42 or 2.4 percent, to $101.41. Humana Inc. rose $1.92 or 1.5 percent, to $132.50. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 88 or. 9 percent, to $94.49.

  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 10:28 AM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose $1.35 or 1.4 percent, to $100.34. Humana Inc. rose $1.27 or 1.0 percent, to $131.85. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 62 or. 7 percent, to $94.23.

  • *Disney falls after results, Salix plummets. "Any kind of change in how the healthcare law is interpreted is going to affect healthcare stocks, probably insurers first," said Kim Forrest, senior equity research analyst at Fort Pitt Capital Group in Pittsburgh. Hospital operator Tenet Healthcare fell 6.5 percent to $47.85 while managed care facilities operator...

  • CHICAGO, Nov 4- CVS Health Corp reported slightly higher-than-expected quarterly results on Tuesday, helped by growth in specialty pharmacy sales and new client additions in its pharmacy benefits business. Net income at CVS, which operates the No. 2 U.S. drugstore chain and a major pharmacy benefits management business, fell to $948 million, or 81 cents per share,...

  • Nov 3- Hospital operator Community Health Systems Inc reported a quarterly profit above average analyst expectation as admissions in its hospitals soared 49 percent. Net profit rose to $62 million, or 54 cents per share, for the third quarter ended Sept. 30 up from $4.1 million, or 4 cents per share, a year earlier. Excluding special items, the company earned $1.01...

  • Medicare program's payment rate for hospital outpatient services will increase 2.3 percent in calendar year 2015, while the rate for ambulatory surgical services will rise 1.4 percent, the federal government announced on Friday. The Medicare health insurance program for the elderly and disabled will also begin to pay doctors a monthly fee to coordinate...

  • Oct 28- HCA Holdings Inc, the largest U.S. hospital operator, on Tuesday announced a deal to acquire a Dallas- based provider of urgent-care services and said its board authorized the repurchase of up to $1 billion of its outstanding shares. HCA said its third-quarter net income rose to $518 million, or $1.16 a share, compared with $365 million, or 79 cents a share, a...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 23- Corporate earnings including Caterpillar's drove Wall Street higher on Thursday but stocks pared gains late in the session after reports that a New York City hospital is running Ebola tests on a healthcare worker who treated infected patients in West Africa.

  • BOSTON, Oct 22- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is investigating about two dozen cases of suspected cybersecurity flaws in medical devices and hospital equipment that officials fear could be exploited by hackers, a senior official at the agency told Reuters. The products under review by the agency's Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency...

  • British broker Miller Insurance Services LLP said the product it created with U.S. broker William Gallagher Associates would also protect hospitals against any potential losses to revenue in the aftermath of a quarantine. The news comes as U.S. health officials said they were monitoring 16 people in Ohio, including one in quarantine, who had close contact...