Health Insurance


  • Obamacare insurer safety net  Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 2:51 PM ET

    According to new regulations, the federal government is prepared to provide a safety net to bail out insurers and help consumer premiums down if they face losses. CNBC's Bertha Coombs, and Avik Roy, Manhattan Institute senior fellow, provide perspective.

  • Finally! The chance to compare health-care costs Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    Three major insurers and a nonprofit group are planning to launch an online tool that will tell consumers the prices of medical procedures.

  • Obamacare's $3 billion insurance windfall Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    Consumers have gained more than $3 billion in benefits from an Obamacare rule forcing insurers to keep a tight rein on overhead costs.

  • Already? Obamacare 2015 premiums begin rollout Monday, 12 May 2014 | 2:31 PM ET

    Virginia and Washington state's Obamacare prices for 2015 don't look so scary on average, but a few other states could be in for some sticker shock.

  • GOP: Health signups lagging Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 8:20 PM ET

    A report released Wednesday said one-third of people who signed up for health insurance through new federal exchanges hadn't paid their first month's premium.

  • Three things to watch when Wellpoint reports Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 12:25 PM ET
    WellPoint Inc. headquarters stand in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    WellPoint bet big Obamacare, and investors expect the nation's largest provider of Blue Cross plans to report large membership gains.

  • Coughing up big bucks for missing patient health data Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 1:42 PM ET

    The federal patient privacy watchdog obtained a $1.7 million settlement for lax data security practices from a leading health treatment provider. This may only be a taste of things to come.

  • Obamacare helped 10 million uninsured, says Gallup Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 12:27 PM ET

    According to a Gallup poll, Obamacare helped 10 million Americans to get new health insurance, making the percentage of insured people plummet.

  • Citi cuts UnitedHealth, citing earnings outlook Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 11:54 AM ET

    UnitedHealth Group's earnings outlook will be limited, according to Citi analyst Carl McDonald, who downgraded shares of the nation's largest insurer to "neutral" from "buy."

  • Philly's curse, a blessing for new health venture? Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 12:34 PM ET

    Philadelphia's high hospital admission rate is being eyed by a new health-care joint venture as an opportunity for profit.

  • 'Google of drugs' brings prescription costs down Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 6:46 AM ET

    A massive prescription database is hoping it can introduce clarity and transparency to the prescription drugs market.

  • Insurers brace for Medicare rate decision Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 9:21 AM ET

    The insurance industry is bracing for the Obama administration's final Medicare Advantage rate cuts for 2015, which will be announced late Monday.

  • Insurance a tough sell for young? Blame mom and dad Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    Only 52 percent of full-time workers under 30 took part in employer-sponsored health plans, according to ADP's 2014 health benefits report.

  • President Obama provides how the Affordable Care Act has already begun changing the lives of Americans. He announces 7.1 million Americans have now signed up for private insurance plans through the Obamacare marketplaces.

  • Obamacare website stumbles on last day Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 8:14 AM ET

    The Obama administration's health care website stumbled early Monday, falling out of service for nearly four hours on deadline day for sign-ups.

  • Maryland to drop its $125M Obamacare exchange Saturday, 29 Mar 2014 | 12:02 PM ET
    Aging water pipes lie beneath the surface of Baltimore's bustling city.

    Maryland is close to dropping its $125.5 million online health care insurance exchange, according to a report by The Washington Post.

  • Supreme Court to weigh birth control mandate Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 5:51 AM ET

    The Supreme Court will consider whether businesses can object to a law that requires employers to provide insurance that covers birth control.

  • White House hints at wiggle room on deadline Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 6:00 PM ET
    A man enrolls in a health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act in Miami.

    People who already started the process of signing up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act may get a little more time to finish enrolling.

  • Prognosis good for health insurance stocks Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 10:08 AM ET
    Hisham Uadadeh enrolls in a health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act on Feb. 13, 2014, in Miami.

    As Americans rush to sign up for Obamacare plans before the March 31 deadline, investors have turned bullish on health insurers.

  • LA quake hits quiet faultline  Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports the troubling factors of Monday's 4.4 magnitude earthquake in Los Angeles.

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  • Dan Mangan is a reporter covering health care for CNBC.com.

  • Meg Tirrell joined CNBC in April 2014 as a general assignment reporter focusing on biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.

  • Bertha Coombs is a general assignment reporter for CNBC, covering financial markets and business news stories.