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  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stock futures were higher this morning, putting the Dow and S&P 500 on track for a third day of gains, and the Nasdaq for a second straight positive day after breaking an eight-session losing streak.

  • A man walks out of the UniVista Insurance company office after shopping for a health plan under the Affordable Care Act, on December 15, 2015 in Miami.

    Mount Sinai Hospital's CEO told CNBC that while Obamacare survived a repeal attempt, it's locked in a tough game of numbers.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • District Judge Rosemary Collyer in Washington, D.C. found no showing by the plaintiff Stephen Silberstein that the SEC had a "clear legal duty" to begin a rulemaking proceeding, and that its failure was arbitrary and capricious. She also said she lacked jurisdiction to consider whether the SEC engaged in "unreasonable delay" by ignoring Silberstein's...

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stock picking will once again rule in 2016, according to strategists on Wall Street. Here are 10 names to consider.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 23- A new class of blood thinners that competes with widely used warfarin should get a boost next year when an "antidote" that can reverse the medications' effects in an emergency is expected to enter the market, according to top U.S. heart doctors and investors. Xarelto, from Bayer AG and Johnson& Johnson, and Eliquis, sold by Bristol-Myers Squibb and...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 18- About 6 million people have signed up for health insurance on the website HealthCare.gov, including 2.4 million new customers, for coverage effective Jan. 1, 2016, the U.S. government said on Friday. Last year at this time, about 3.4 million people had signed up for these plans, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, part of the...

  • Joseph Wanf

    The FDA has approved 115 digital health devices, but there's a risk your health data could become exposed to hackers.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 10- When health insurer Humana Inc reported worse-than-expected quarterly earnings in late 2014- including a 21 percent drop in net income- it softened the blow by immediately telling investors it would make a $500 million share repurchase. It added around two cents to the company's annual earnings per share, allowing Humana to surpass its $7.50...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 9- Enrollment in 2016 individual insurance through the HealthCare.gov website is higher than it was a year ago at this time, with 1 million new customers signed up, U.S. government health officials said on Wednesday. Private insurers including Anthem Inc, Aetna Inc and UnitedHealth Group Inc are among private insurers selling plans on...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 9- U.S. government health officials said on Wednesday that enrollment in 2016 individual insurance through the HealthCare.gov website is higher than it was a year ago at this time, with 1 million new customers signed up. Private insurers including Anthem Inc, Aetna Inc and UnitedHealth Group Inc are among the private insurers who sell plans on...

  • The national conversation on drug prices is getting louder, and patients increasingly want a voice in that discussion.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 1- UnitedHealth Group Inc's chief executive officer on Tuesday defended the company's possibly exiting the Obamacare health insurance exchanges in 2017, citing losses on health plans it said were designed to succeed. UnitedHealth last month warned of mounting losses and said it might pull out of the exchanges. That news surprised investors,...

  • Anthem Health Insurance headquarters on Feb.  5, 2015, in Indianapolis.

    After UnitedHealth warned it may exit Obamacare exchanges in 2017, its rivals Friday reaffirmed earnings forecasts.

  • Nov 20- U.S. health insurers Aetna Inc and Anthem Inc on Friday sought to reassure investors that their Obamacare businesses had not worsened after UnitedHealth Group Inc warned of mounting losses in that sector. The announcements came the day after UnitedHealth cut its earnings forecast and said it might exit the Obamacare exchanges in 2017. It said it was...

  • Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel

    Ezekiel Emanuel, a former health policy advisor, tells CNBC the plans offered on government-run exchanges need to be more affordable in order to boost participation rates.

  • Nov 20- U.S. health insurers Aetna Inc and Anthem Inc on Friday sought to reassure investors that their Obamacare businesses had not worsened after UnitedHealth Group Inc warned of mounting losses in that sector. Anthem, the second-largest player on the exchanges, was up 1.8 percent at $130.15 after falling 9 percent the previous day, and UnitedHealth gained...

  • Nov 20- Health insurer Aetna Inc said on Friday its individual commercial business has continued to perform in line with its expectations, echoing smaller rival Centene Corp after UnitedHealth Group Inc said it may exit the business. However, UnitedHealth said on Thursday it would evaluate if it will offer these plans in 2017 as it was unable to sustain losses...

  • Cusomers get information from a reception desk at a UnitedHealthcare store in Queens, New York.

    UnitedHealth offers plans in 24 states and covers half a million Americans, making it the largest health insurance company in the U.S.