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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Hospital operator HCA says profit, admissions rise Tuesday, 5 Nov 2013 | 8:42 AM ET

    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.

  • No easy answers as Obamacare drops health plans Friday, 1 Nov 2013 | 11:27 AM ET
    Julie Tyrrell, whose existing health care plan will be dropped next year and has had trouble logging into HealthCare.gov, at her home in Phoenix, Ariz., Oct. 31, 2013.

    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.

  • Many US hospitals are 'in distress': Pro     Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | 5:20 AM ET

    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.

  • Why Jamie Dimon and Bill Gates have teamed up Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 9:42 AM ET
    Bill Gates

    JPMorgan Chase, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and others have launched an investment fund focused on late-stage healthcare technology trials.

  • The case for knee replacements: They save money Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    Because the surgeries allow people to continue working and earning, they more than offset their average cost, according to a new study.

  • When doctors sell practices, prices go up Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 1:12 PM ET

    Patients whose doctors sell their practices to hospitals could see prices rise, at least in the short term, experts say.

  • Surgery patients may not get what they paid for Saturday, 20 Jul 2013 | 9:00 AM ET

    A study of hospitals found a big disparity between official charges for hip- and knee-replacement surgeries, and that high-volume facilities are often the best choice.

  • Insurance Stocks on Life Support? Don't Bet on It Thursday, 4 Jul 2013 | 3:23 PM ET
    Registered nurse JoAnn Brand (L) examines Sham Tavakoli at the Lifelong Medical Marin Adult Day Health Care Center.

    Insurance stocks have a had a solid run, but the delay of employer mandate in the health-care reform law shouldn't derail that for now.

  • Delay on Health-Care Reform Not a Big Deal: Pro Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | 2:03 PM ET

    The delay of one of the key provisions of the Affordable Care Act has raised many questions. CNBC invited different analysts and experts to discuss the implications of the postponement.

  • America's Self-Employed Caught in Obamacare Gaps Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 12:55 PM ET

    Obamacare is supposed to be inclusive but there are loopholes, and some small-business owners are at risk for winding up falling into the gaps in health-care coverage.

  • Hedge Fund Seeks Shake-Up at Health Mgmt. Assoc. Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | 9:15 AM ET

    Hedge Fund Glenview Capital wants a shake-up of the board of Health Management Associates, saying the health-care company has underperformed its competitors.

  • Obamacare Insurance Plans to Vary Sharply by State Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 1:03 PM ET

    Months before Americans buy coverage under Obamacare, it's becoming clear that choices for millions of people will vary depending on where they live. The NYT reports.

  • Universal Health CEO: Obamacare=Healthy Earnings Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 3:17 PM ET
    Alan Miller, CEO, Universal Health Services

    Obamacare's implementation may look like a "train wreck," but Universal Health Services CEO Alan Miller says his $7 billion hospital company is well-positioned for the changes.

  • Experts Mull New Rules of Road for Kid Transplants Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 11:36 AM ET

    Transplant experts will meet to decide whether and how to change the rules for children, after the parents of two youngsters successfully sued to get restrictions temporarily lifted.

  • A Reason for Conservatives to Love Obamacare Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 3:34 PM ET

    A rift between labor unions and the White House over coverage through Obamacare might be putting smiles on opponents of the health care law.

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