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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.
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.
JPMorgan Chase, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and others have launched an investment fund focused on late-stage healthcare technology trials.
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.
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 have a had a solid run, but the delay of employer mandate in the health-care reform law shouldn't derail that for now.
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.
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 Glenview Capital wants a shake-up of the board of Health Management Associates, saying the health-care company has underperformed its competitors.
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.
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.
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 rift between labor unions and the White House over coverage through Obamacare might be putting smiles on opponents of the health care law.
Adrian Bignell, fund manager at Invesco, says that Europe has never been cheaper against the U.S. and that headwinds are starting to abate, and explains his exposure to France.
Bristol-Myers Squibb and Merck stocks climbed higher Monday as analysts said billions stood to be made from treatment breakthroughs.
Peter Wilmshurst, Portfolio Manager, Templeton Global Equity Group at Franklin Templeton Investments tells CNBC's Cash Flow why he likes pharmaceutical stocks at the moment.