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  • Window on Obamacare prices: Shop now if you can Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 5:30 PM ET
    HealthCare.gov website seen on Nov. 12, 2014.

    HealthCare.gov allows window-shopping on Obamacare plans that go on sale Saturday, and data suggest that price increases, if any, will be modest.

  • Like it or not, Obamacare's juicing health stocks Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 8:50 AM ET
    'HealthCare.gov has a lot of visitors right now!' exclaims a Sunshine Life and Health Advisors website for the Affordable Care Act set up at the Mall of Americas in March 2014 in Miami.

    Want to know what's giving health stocks confidence in profit forecasts? Like it or not, it's the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.

  • Midday movers: Aetna, Geron, Loews & more Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 12:56 PM ET

    Some of Monday's midday movers:

  • Oct 30- Cigna Corp. said on Thursday that financial losses from the new Obamacare health insurance eased in the third quarter, becoming the second insurer this week to say that business was improving. Cigna, Aetna Inc and Humana Inc have said since the beginning of the year that they were posting losses on the plans because their patients were older and sicker...

  • Insurers have big plans for 2015 Obamacare enrollment Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 1:01 PM ET

    Oct 30- U.S. insurers planning to sell 2015 Obamacare health plans expect at least 20 percent growth in customers and in some states anticipate more than doubling sign-ups. With the start of enrollment barely two weeks away, their assessment is dramatically different from a year ago, when it was unclear how many Americans would apply for the brand new insurance...

  • Oct 29- U.S. health insurer WellPoint Inc on Wednesday reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit as its medical costs stayed low, and it forecast continued earnings growth in 2015.. Some hospitals have said customers are have more procedures because of a turn in the economy, while others have cited new insurance and Medicaid plans offered under...

  • Rising health-care costs not a trend: Aetna CEO Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 4:56 PM ET
    Mark Bertolini, CEO of Aetna.

    People may be worried that health-care costs will increase and become a trend, Aetna's CEO said he's not.

  • US stocks rally on earnings; Dow tops 17,000 Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 4:36 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks rose Tuesday as investors considered earnings and an unexpected drop in orders for durable goods.

  • Aetna CEO on Obamacare evolution  Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 3:10 PM ET

    Discussing the company's quarterly earnings and Obamacare's impact on health care costs, with Mark Bertolini, Aetna, chairman & CEO.

  • This app aims to help manage chronic illness Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 1:55 PM ET
    A doctor examines a patient at the University of Miami Hospital's Emergency Department in Miami.

    Next IT is launching a smartphone app that uses artificial intelligence to help treat patients suffering from chronic diseases.

  • Oct 28- Aetna Inc, the third-largest U.S. health insurer, said on Tuesday it expects 2014 medical costs to increase at the high end of its forecasts, underpinning investor concerns that years of stabilized medical use could be ending. Shares in Aetna fell 2.2 percent and others insurers including UnitedHealth Group Inc and WellPoint Inc also fell.

  • Early Movers: DD, PFE, AET, TWTR, MSG, WMT & more Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 8:07 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • Oct 28- Aetna Inc, the third-largest U.S. health insurer, said on Tuesday that third-quarter profit rose as the benefits of its Coventry government healthcare acquisition offset higher medical costs in its commercial business. This is also the first full year of owning the Coventry business, which specializes in Medicare and Medicaid plans from the U.S....

  • Oct 28- Aetna Inc, the third-largest U.S. health insurer, said on Tuesday that third-quarter profit rose, helped by strength in its government healthcare plan management business, which it beefed up last year with the purchase of Coventry Healthcare. Aetna said operating earnings were $1.79 per share, beating analysts' expectations of $1.58.

  • What's boosting healthiest sector in S&P this year Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 1:43 PM ET

    Health care has been on a tear in 2014, and there is still room for upside. Wall Street analysts are focusing on the following four trends.

  • Sam's Club: Case of soda, health insurance to go Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 4:51 PM ET
    A Sam's Club store in Peoria, Illinois.

    Will Sam’s Club's health insurance exchange prompt small-business owners to offer insurance through the wholesaler, rather than opt for SHOP exchanges?

  • Oct 16- UnitedHealth Group Inc said on Thursday that patients had used medical services at low rates in the third quarter, easing worries among investors that higher admissions reported by hospitals would cost insurers more than they planned. UnitedHealth reported a net profit increase that beat Wall Street expectations and described medical use as "...

  • You better shop around: Medicare's open enrollment Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 2:14 PM ET

    Most people don't examine their current Medicare plan—or even consider options. But enrollees need to do that every year, experts say.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 16- Leaders of some of the biggest U.S. corporations, from Coca-Cola Co to Johnson& Johnson, unveiled a campaign on Tuesday to reduce the nation's healthcare costs, urging their peers to embrace wellness programs to improve employee health.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 16- Leaders of some of the biggest U.S. corporations, from Coca-Cola Co to Johnson& Johnson, unveiled a campaign on Tuesday to reduce the nation's healthcare costs, urging their peers to embrace wellness programs to improve employee health.