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Cigna Corp. rose$. 07 or. 1 percent, to $88.02. Humana Inc. fell$. 11 or. 1 percent, to $103.78. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 16 or. 2 percent, to $74.36.
Cigna Corp. fell$. 07 or. 1 percent, to $87.88. Humana Inc. fell$. 25 or. 2 percent, to $103.64. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 20 or. 3 percent, to $74.32.
Cigna Corp. rose$. 19 or. 2 percent, to $88.14. Humana Inc. fell$. 56 or. 5 percent, to $103.33. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $74.56.
Cigna Corp. fell$. 23 or. 3 percent, to $87.95. Humana Inc. rose$. 41 or. 4 percent, to $103.89. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 45 or. 6 percent, to $74.52.
Fears about cost burdens from sicker patients increased when President Barack Obama introduced a "fix" to fulfill his promise to let people who like their existing insurance plans keep them. Insurance went on sale on Oct. 1 and goes into effect on Jan. 1.
Cigna Corp. rose$. 02 or percent, to $88.20. Humana Inc. rose$. 56 or. 5 percent, to $104.04. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 82 or 1.1 percent, to $74.89.
Cigna Corp. fell$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $88.13. Humana Inc. fell$. 03 or percent, to $103.45. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 47 or. 6 percent, to $74.54.
Nov 6- U.S. health insurer Humana Inc on Wednesday said it expected earnings to decline next year because of spending on the new health exchanges and on the Medicaid program for the poor. Humana and its competitors began selling insurance plans to individuals on Oct. 1 on state-based exchanges created under the national healthcare reform law.
Oct 31- The hundreds of thousands of Americans whose individual insurance policies will be canceled as Obamacare takes full effect next year are experiencing a disruptive element of healthcare reform, the head of health insurer Cigna said on Thursday.
Cigna, which reported third-quarter profit that beat analysts' expectations on Thursday, has both a U.S. and overseas health insurance business and also sells disability and life insurance. Cigna said that diversification will help it next year, which it expects to be challenging because of broad changes in the healthcare industry.
They are UnitedHealth Group Inc, Cigna Corp, Aetna Inc, Humana Inc and WellPoint Inc.
Oct 29- Aetna Inc on Tuesday missed analysts' expectations for third-quarter profit and said 2014 would be challenging because of the uncertain costs of the health reform law and cuts in government funding for private Medicare plans. Aetna cut its exchange footprint in the summer, pulling out of Maryland, New York and New Jersey among other states.
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*White House: signup can take place right up to March 31. WASHINGTON, Oct 23- The contractors for the government's troubled healthcare website sought to deflect blame on Wednesday as more Democrats voiced concerns about the implementation of President Barack Obama's signature domestic policy.
For the first time, White House officials identified a key flaw crippling Obamacare enrollment on the HealthCare.gov website.
WASHINGTON, Oct 23- The White House sought to limit the political damage from the troubled rollout of the government's healthcare website as Republicans increased pressure on Wednesday to delay parts of President Barack Obama's signature domestic policy.
*CEO Swedish to attend White House meeting later Wednesday. Oct 23- Health insurer WellPoint Inc on Wednesday said it was not ready to provide profit forecasts for 2014, citing problems launching new insurance plans under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform, sending shares lower.
Stocks are down globally, with the most likely explanation being that stocks are greatly overbought.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a sharply lower open Wednesday, amid worries over financial conditions in China and as investors digested a mixed bag of corporate earnings.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.