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  • Obamacare: Volume really to blame?     Monday, 7 Oct 2013 | 1:15 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports federal officials admit the problems of the Federal Exchange go beyond the large volume. Michael Ricotta, Blue Fountain Media, and White House deputy senior adviser for communications and strategy David Simas, provide insight.

  • Obamacare fire sale: Stripped-down plans dirt cheap Wednesday, 25 Sep 2013 | 8:50 AM ET
    Protesters walk into the office of Florida State Rep. Manny Diaz as they protest his stance against the expansion of healthcare coverage on September 20, 2013 in Miami, Florida.

    Bare-bones health insurance could cost just $11 a month for a family of four in Indianapolis on the federal government's new exchanges.

  • GOP ties government funding to Obamacare     Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 7:15 PM ET

    Discussing the threat of a government shutdown, and potential defunding of Obamacare, with Rep. James Lankford (R-OK).

  • Walgreen changes 2014 benefits     Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 1:53 PM ET

    Walgreen is shifting employees to private health care exchanges. CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports the company will give 120,000 employees cash and asking them to choose from insurance plans offered on the Aon Hewitt private benefit exchange.

  • Forever young with Google's help?     Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 1:42 PM ET

    CNBC's Robert Frank and Jon Fortt focus on some hot headlines. Google announced a new company that will focus on health and well-being; Apple sees positive reviews on its new iPhone; and Starbucks' Schultz says guns are not welcome in his stores.

  • Health care coverage changes     Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 1:42 PM ET

    Some companies are beginning to change to a defined contribution plan when it comes to retiree health benefits. CNBC's Bertha Coombs and Sharon Epperson offer insight.

  • Obamacare readiness going down to the wire Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 12:08 PM ET

    With six weeks until the launch of open enrollment, Covered California and other Obamacare exchanges say they will be ready, but plans for testing are cutting close to deadlines.

  • Zoetis aims to make animals healthier     Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 4:22 PM ET

    More than $53 billion is spent on household pets each year. Zoetis is at the forefront of keeping those pets around the world healthy. Juan Ramon Alaix, Zoetis CEO, joins to discuss a partnership with the Smithsonian.

  • Is it time to be overweight consumer stocks?     Sunday, 11 Aug 2013 | 8:10 PM ET

    Sam Le Cornu, Senior Portfolio Manager, Asia Listed Equities at Macquarie Funds Group explains why he is overweight on consumer discretionary and healthcare sectors in Asia.

  • Sick pet? Don't fret! Jet there with your vet Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 12:45 PM ET
    Jill Zarin of "The Real Housewives of New York City" with Ginger on their way to Los Angeles.

    Two veterinarians and a private jet company have partnered to offer the country's only ride-along-vet, concierge-pet service.

  • How young does plastic surgery make you look? Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 1:04 PM ET

    People who choose to undergo plastic surgery are looking to shave many years off their appearance. A new study has found that the number of years is smaller than you'd expect.

  • Planning for long-term care can have a big payout Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 11:43 AM ET

    Thinking ahead about long-term care can bring big benefits later as the experience of a retired New Jersey teacher shows.

  • Obamacare raising costs for cancer care?     Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 7:33 PM ET

    The Congressional Budget Office says delaying the Obamacare employer mandate will cost taxpayers an extra $12 billion. And Dr. Scott Gottlieb, an American Enterprise Institute fellow, says Obamacare could jack up the cost of cancer treatment. With with CNBC's Josh Lipton.

  • Community Health, HMA set $7.6 billion handshake Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 7:16 AM ET
    An ambulance leaves Community Health's Pottstown Memorial Hospital in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, U.S.

    Community Health Systems announced it would buy Health Management Associates in a deal valued at approximately $7.6 billion, including about $3.7 billion in debt.

  • 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.

  • Delays in Obamacare     Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 7:44 AM ET

    Scott Gottlieb, American Enterprise Institute, discusses his concerns about the implementation of Obamacare. Howard Dean, former Vt. governor, offers his opinion on the individual mandate.

  • Doctors still confused, skeptical about Obamacare Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    A poll of doctors finds huge skepticism that Obamacare insurance exchanges will open by fall deadline, and mostly don't know how new health law will affect practices.

  • Americans Live Longer, but Still Lag Other Nations Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 1:03 PM ET

    Americans may be living longer and exercising more, but we really are not much healthier than we were 10 years ago and we are still far behind some countries, NBC News reports.

  • For Millions, Getting Sick Doesn't Pay Sunday, 7 Jul 2013 | 1:00 PM ET

    Some 40 million Americans don't get paid for sick days. Efforts to mandate paid sick leave, but obstacles remain.

  • 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.

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