Some of Wednesday's midday movers:» Read More
Health insurer UnitedHealth said Tuesday charges to correct accounting for backdated stock option grants reduced profit by $1.55 billion.
Managed care provider WellPoint said on Wednesday profit rose 23%, in line with estimates, on strong enrollment in its national accounts and tighter controls on administrative expenses, although medical cost trends worsened.
The 110th session of the U.S. Congress opens in less that one week--and the Democrats are back in power in both the house and senate. One of their stated goals is making health care more affordable for Americans. But is that good news or bad news for HMOs? And either way--which healthcare stocks should investors look at?