"I think in particular, the 'individual mandate', had it been framed as a tax, it would have been on much more solid ground, just as the Medicare tax is," says Ronald Williams, former Aetna chairman and CEO, weighing in on the pending Supreme Court decision on health care reform.
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Investors will soon realize not all health-care stocks are equal as the Supreme Court prepares to decide Obamacare’s fate.
If investors want to return value to shareholders, Cramer said, they should increase their dividends.
Since hitting an historic high on April 3, the Morgan Stanley Healthcare Payers Index (HMO), a basket of managed care stocks, is down 16 percent.
U.S. futures were dropping all through the early morning as European manufacturing numbers were weak. Italian and Spanish PMI were both below 50, showing continuing contraction. Even Germany came in at 46.2, a tad below expectations and firmly in contraction territory.
Ireland redux: Now there is word the Spanish government wants to create a "bad bank" (or series of "bad banks") to restructure the banking system. Weekend reports suggest the Spanish government is examining the creation of a "bad bank" similar to Ireland’s plan as part of an effort to restructuring the banking system.
Take a look at some of Friday's morning movers.
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Why are we up today? You can thank the long reach of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke. Love him or hate him, love QE3 (quantitative easing) or hate QE3, Mr. Bernanke has gotten good at this game.
A trio of problems for stocks today: lower euro; weak initial jobless claims (disappointingly high for the second week in a row); and choppier earnings reports.
Take a look at some of Thursday's morning movers.
The Morgan Stanley Healthcare Payors Index is having its worst day in eight months on news Ohio will not renew contracts to four current Medicaid providers.
Take a look at some of Friday’s morning movers:
Stocks finished mixed Thursday, recovering from a 1 percent decline across the board earlier in the session, but gains were limited as investors remained on edge amid ongoing weakness overseas.
HMO stocks are strong today after three days of hearings on the constitutionality of President Obama's healthcare plan in the Supreme Court.
Here are seven health-care providers that could be impacted by the Supreme Court’s decision on health-care reform and their prospects.
The Brookings Institution analyzed the financial data of the world’s largest metropolitan areas and uncovered some interesting findings. Check out which cities were the most productive.
Stocks kicked off the first trading day of February with a bang, extending their robust rally from the previous month, boosted by some positive global economic news in addition to a report that Greece and its private creditors may soon agree upon a deal.
US stock index futures indicated a sharply higher open for Wall Street, with spirits lifted by a possible announcement of an IPO by Facebook and ahead of various data on unemployment.