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April 30- WellPoint Inc on Wednesday said that its Obamacare exchange business was sustainable so far, echoing comments from another major insurer last week that these new customers have cost as much as expected, not more.
WellPoint reported profit that beat analysts' expectations and said individual exchanges were operating at a profit.
April 30- WellPoint Inc, the second-largest U.S. health insurer, on Wednesday reported first-quarter profit that beat analysts' expectations and said that the individual exchanges created under healthcare reform were operating at a profit.
April 30- WellPoint Inc, the second-largest U.S. health insurer, said on Wednesday that first-quarter profit fell, largely because of investment spending related to healthcare reform and the higher administrative costs of adding new commercial customers.
WellPoint bet big Obamacare, and investors expect the nation's largest provider of Blue Cross plans to report large membership gains.
It's "too early to tell" if President Barack Obama's signature health care law is successful, Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini told CNBC.
Mark Bertolini, Aetna chairman and CEO, discusses the company's Q1 earnings beat and the impact of Obamacare on its rate structure and enrollment.
April 24- Aetna Inc said on Thursday its first few months under Obamacare turned out better than expected as it added new members not only on the exchanges but in its traditional large corporate business.
*Tech results lift Nasdaq futures, Apple and Facebook rally. NEW YORK, April 24- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Thursday, with Nasdaq futures jumping more than 1 percent following a pair of blowout results from technology stalwarts Apple and Facebook.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
*Tech results lift Nasdaq futures, Apple and Facebook rally. *Attention on Apple after announcing seven-for-one stock split. NEW YORK, April 24- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Thursday, with Nasdaq futures jumping more than 1 percent following a pair of blowout results from technology stalwarts Apple and Facebook.
April 24- Aetna Inc said on Thursday that first-quarter net income rose 36 percent as it added people in its Medicare and commercial business, which includes customers from insurance exchanges created under President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.
April 24- Aetna Inc., the third-largest U.S. health insurer, said on Thursday that first-quarter profit rose as it added new members, and it raised its outlook for the year. Aetna reported net income of $665.5 million, or $1.82 per share, up from $490.1 million, or $1.48 per share, a year earlier. Excluding special items, the company reported earnings of $1.98 per share.
Some of Thursday's midday movers:
April 17- UnitedHealth Group Inc, the largest U.S. health insurer, said on Thursday it has spent more than $100 million to cover a pricey new hepatitis C drug from Gilead Sciences Inc, a higher cost than it expected by "multiples," sending shares in the sector lower.
April 8- U.S. health insurers said on Tuesday they still expected cuts in government reimbursements for privately managed Medicare health plans for the elderly next year even after the Obama administration rolled back the steepest reductions.
April 7- The U.S. government on Monday said that final payments to private health insurers for 2015 private Medicare Advantage plans would rise 0.4 percent for the average plan compared with a proposed cut of 1.9 percent.
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As Americans rush to sign up for Obamacare plans before the March 31 deadline, investors have turned bullish on health insurers.
Several insurers, including Molina Healthcare, which administer health plans for California's Medicaid program for the poor are asking states to step in and pay for Gilead Sciences Inc's Sovaldi, a drug that costs $84,000 per patient.