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CHICAGO, June 16- Well before Medtronic Inc and Covidien Plc announced their $43 billion merger, the two medical device makers had reached common conclusions about how they needed to change. U.S.-based Medtronic on Sunday said it would buy Covidien and moving its executive headquarters to Ireland to take advantage of lower corporate tax rates.
June 11- Health insurer Aetna Inc is submitting premium rates to regulators for Obamacare insurance plans for 2015 that generally increase less than 20 percent from 2014, its Chief Executive Officer Mark Bertolini said on Wednesday.
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May 1- U.S. health insurer Cigna Corp on Thursday said that early enrollees in new plans created under President Barack Obama's healthcare law used medical services more than it expected, confirming early forecasts it would lose money on the business in 2014..
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May 1- U.S. health insurer Cigna Corp on Thursday reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit as medical enrollments increased and it managed costs of its commercial and Medicare customers. The report by Cigna follows big beats by larger competitors WellPoint Inc and Aetna Inc for the first quarter.
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.
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*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.