Cigna Corp. rose$. 65 or. 8 percent, to $79.66. Humana Inc. fell$. 04 or percent, to $110.88. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 48 or. 6 percent, to $77.88.» Read More
Nov 6- U.S. health insurer Humana Inc on Wednesday said it expected earnings to decline next year because of spending on the new health exchanges and on the Medicaid program for the poor. Humana and its competitors began selling insurance plans to individuals on Oct. 1 on state-based exchanges created under the national healthcare reform law.
It's frustrating that it did not work, "hospital operator Tenet Healthcare Corp's Chief Executive Trevor Fetter said in an interview with Reuters following the company's third-quarter earnings conference call. State exchanges such as the one set up in California are working much better and are offering a selection of affordable plans, he added.
It's frustrating that it did not work, "hospital operator Tenet Healthcare Corp Chief Executive Trevor Fetter said in an interview with Reuters following the company's third-quarter earnings conference call. State exchanges such as the one set up in California are working much better and are offering a selection of affordable plans, he added.
Nov 5- HCA Holdings Inc, the largest publicly owned U.S. hospital operator, on Tuesday reported higher third-quarter earnings and increased admissions to its facilities. HCA reported net income of $365 million, or 79 cents a share, up from $360 million, or 78 cents a share, a year earlier.
HCA, which had predicted better-than-expected results in October, reported net income of $365 million, or 79 cents a share, up from $360 million, or 78 cents a share, a year before.
As millions of Americans come to grips with the loss of health plans under Obamacare, there are no easy answers. Some face higher costs, some lower.
Oct 8- Humana Inc, the managed care company, said on Tuesday the U.S. government shutdown would delay payments related to its military health services contract and that it could be liable for up to $175 million worth of claims if the payments do not come through.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct 5- A patient treated during the deadly meningitis outbreak in the United States last year that was tied to contaminated steroid injections is back in the hospital for a recurrence of the infection, a Nashville hospital said on Saturday.
Oct 2- Patients and investors gauging the impact of President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law on hospitals, clinics and other providers need look no further than Tenet Healthcare Corp, the country's No. 3 for-profit hospital chain.
Sept 30- Funding for hospitals, states and other issuers in the $3.7 trillion U.S. municipal bond market would be jeopardized if Congress does not raise the federal debt limit by the Oct. 17 deadline, Moody's Investors Service said on Monday.
Sept 30- Funding to hospitals, states and other issuers in the $3.7 trillion U.S. municipal bond market would be jeopardized if Congress does not raise the federal debt limit by the Oct. 17 deadline, Moody's Investors Service said on Monday.
Sheryl Skolnick, managing director and co-head of research at CRT Capital Group, expects Obamacare to go ahead and discusses the impact it will have on healthcare providers in the U.S.
CHICAGO, Sept 26- When the autumn leaves start to fall, it is time for Medicare enrollment. If you are already on Medicare, there is no need to use the Obamacare health insurance exchanges; in fact, it is illegal for insurers to sell an exchange policy to anyone on Medicare.
NEW YORK, Sept 25- Private equity firm GTCR LLC is exploring a potential sale of Capella Healthcare, a hospital operator that may be valued at a little less than $1 billion, two people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.
JPMorgan Chase, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and others have launched an investment fund focused on late-stage healthcare technology trials.
Sept 19- Gentiva Health Services Inc will buy the home health, hospice and community care businesses of privately held Harden Healthcare Services for about $409 million to expand its patient base in the face of continued Medicare reimbursement cuts.
*GlaxoSmithKline sales take biggest hit- industry insiders. SHANGHAI/ LONDON, Sept 18- A crackdown on corruption in China's pharmaceutical sector has hurt sales at international and local firms, with many doctors at Chinese hospitals refusing to see drug representatives for fear of being caught up in the widening scandal.
*China's state TV accuses French group of bribery. SHANGHAI/ PARIS, Sept 16- Chinese state TV said on Monday that Danone had bribed hospital staff to give its milk powder to new-born babies, allegations that the French food group said it was shocked by and would investigate immediately.
Because the surgeries allow people to continue working and earning, they more than offset their average cost, according to a new study.
Patients whose doctors sell their practices to hospitals could see prices rise, at least in the short term, experts say.