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  • NEW YORK, March 4- U.S. hospital executives said on Wednesday they were optimistic they will avoid the toughest consequences of a Supreme Court decision on whether millions of Americans can continue to purchase subsidized health benefits under Obamacare. "I am hopeful that the court will recognize and uphold the intent of Congress, which was to expand coverage...

  • *Markit, ISM services show modest growth. *Healthcare stocks rise after Supreme Court oral argument. The market had a terrific February, "said David Katz, chief investment officer at Matrix Asset Advisors, in New York.

  • WASHINGTON, March 4- The U.S. Supreme Court appeared sharply divided on ideological lines on Wednesday as it tackled a second major challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law, with Justice Anthony Kennedy emerging as a likely swing vote in a ruling. Conservatives Antonin Scalia and Samuel Alito asked questions sympathetic to the challengers.

  • NEW YORK, March 4- Options on U.S. hospital companies were unusually active on Wednesday, with bets leaning to the bullish side as the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on a major challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law. Shares of major hospital operators rose as investors interpreted comments made by Supreme Court justices during arguments as...

  • *Markit, ISM services show modest growth. *Healthcare stocks rise after Supreme Court hearing. The sector's top gainers were HCA Holdings, Tenet Healthcare and Universal Health Services.

  • WASHINGTON, March 4- The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on Wednesday on a second major challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law, but no clear majority was immediately apparent in the case that takes aim at a pivotal part of the statute providing tax subsidies to help people afford insurance. A couple of dozen demonstrators from the conservative...

  • UPDATE 1-HCA forecasts 2015 profit below expectations Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 10:06 AM ET

    The company said its board authorized a new $1 billion share repurchase program, replacing a completed $1 billion program announced in October. HCA said it expected to earn $4.55- $4.95 per share on revenue of $38.5- $39.5 billion in 2015.. Net income attributable to shareholders rose to $527 million, or $1.19 per share, in quarter ended Dec. 31, from $424 million, or...

  • HCA posts higher Q4 profit as admissions rise Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 8:41 AM ET

    Feb 3- HCA Holdings Inc, the largest U.S. hospital operator, reported a higher quarterly profit as it benefited from an increase in admissions and emergency room visits. The company said net income attributable to shareholders rose to $527 million, or $1.19 per share, in fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from $424 million, or 92 cents a share, a year earlier.

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  • US STOCKS-Wall St flat as healthcare offsets energy Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 2:41 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 7- U.S. stocks were little changed on Friday as gains in energy shares were offset by falling healthcare stocks, in the wake of October payrolls data that indicated economic resilience in the face of slowing global demand. The unemployment rate fell to 5.8 percent, the lowest since July 2008, even as more people entered the labor force.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 7- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Friday to hear a legal challenge to a key part of the Obamacare health law that, if successful, would limit the availability of federal health insurance subsidies for millions of Americans. The plaintiffs have appealed a July ruling by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that upheld the subsidies.

  • 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.

  • Oct 28- HCA Holdings Inc, the largest U.S. hospital operator, on Tuesday announced a deal to acquire a Dallas- based provider of urgent-care services and said its board authorized the repurchase of up to $1 billion of its outstanding shares. HCA said its third-quarter net income rose to $518 million, or $1.16 a share, compared with $365 million, or 79 cents a share, a...

  • 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 "...

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