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  • Billions in Medicare overcharges probably lost Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 9:56 AM ET
    The UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s campus in Minnetonka, Minn.

    The Center for Public Integrity found missed chances to corral tens of billions of dollars in Medicare Advantage billing errors.

  • Health stock poised to break out: Technical analyst Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 6:23 PM ET
    Don't fight the tape: Analyst

    Tenet Healthcare stock is on the verge of a big breakout, Chris Verrone of Strategas Research Partners says.

  • Bias claims for insurers in coverage of HIV Friday, 30 May 2014 | 12:40 AM ET
    Pedestrians walk past the entrance to the Cigna Corp. headquarters in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    Health care advocates said on Thursday that four insurers offering plans in the new federal marketplace discriminated against people with H.I.V.

  • Many employees see health insurance premiums soar Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 6:31 AM ET

    More employees are getting hit with higher health premiums and co-payments, and many can't cover unexpected medical expenses. USA Today reports.

  • Time for a hospital to buy WellCare or Centene? Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 6:51 PM ET

    Shares of WellCare Health Plans and Centene surged Tuesday on speculation that one of the two Medicaid insurance providers could be acquired.

  • Obamacare insurer safety net Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 2:51 PM ET
    Obamacare insurer safety net

    According to new regulations, the federal government is prepared to provide a safety net to bail out insurers and help consumer premiums down if they face losses. CNBC's Bertha Coombs, and Avik Roy, Manhattan Institute senior fellow, provide perspective.

  • Finally! The chance to compare health-care costs Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    Three major insurers and a nonprofit group are planning to launch an online tool that will tell consumers the prices of medical procedures.

  • Obamacare's $3 billion insurance windfall Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 12:01 AM ET
    healthcare costs

    Consumers have gained more than $3 billion in benefits from an Obamacare rule forcing insurers to keep a tight rein on overhead costs.

  • Already? Obamacare 2015 premiums begin rollout Monday, 12 May 2014 | 2:31 PM ET

    Virginia and Washington state's Obamacare prices for 2015 don't look so scary on average, but a few other states could be in for some sticker shock.

  • GOP: Health signups lagging Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 8:20 PM ET

    A report released Wednesday said one-third of people who signed up for health insurance through new federal exchanges hadn't paid their first month's premium.

  • Three things to watch when Wellpoint reports Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 12:25 PM ET
    WellPoint Inc. headquarters stand in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    WellPoint bet big Obamacare, and investors expect the nation's largest provider of Blue Cross plans to report large membership gains.

  • Coughing up big bucks for missing patient health data Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 1:42 PM ET

    The federal patient privacy watchdog obtained a $1.7 million settlement for lax data security practices from a leading health treatment provider. This may only be a taste of things to come.

  • Obamacare helped 10 million uninsured, says Gallup Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 12:27 PM ET

    According to a Gallup poll, Obamacare helped 10 million Americans to get new health insurance, making the percentage of insured people plummet.

  • Citi cuts UnitedHealth, citing earnings outlook Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 11:54 AM ET
    United Health Group

    UnitedHealth Group's earnings outlook will be limited, according to Citi analyst Carl McDonald, who downgraded shares of the nation's largest insurer to "neutral" from "buy."

  • Philly's curse, a blessing for new health venture? Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 12:34 PM ET

    Philadelphia's high hospital admission rate is being eyed by a new health-care joint venture as an opportunity for profit.

  • 'Google of drugs' brings prescription costs down Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 6:46 AM ET
    Prescription drugs

    A massive prescription database is hoping it can introduce clarity and transparency to the prescription drugs market.

  • Insurers brace for Medicare rate decision Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 9:21 AM ET
    Senior and doctor

    The insurance industry is bracing for the Obama administration's final Medicare Advantage rate cuts for 2015, which will be announced late Monday.

  • Insurance a tough sell for young? Blame mom and dad Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    Only 52 percent of full-time workers under 30 took part in employer-sponsored health plans, according to ADP's 2014 health benefits report.

  • President Obama: Working Americans deserve economic security

    President Obama provides how the Affordable Care Act has already begun changing the lives of Americans. He announces 7.1 million Americans have now signed up for private insurance plans through the Obamacare marketplaces.

  • Obamacare website stumbles on last day Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 8:14 AM ET

    The Obama administration's health care website stumbled early Monday, falling out of service for nearly four hours on deadline day for sign-ups.

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  • Dan Mangan is a reporter covering health care for

  • Meg Tirrell joined CNBC in April 2014 as a general assignment reporter focusing on biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.

  • Bertha Coombs

    Bertha Coombs is a general assignment reporter for CNBC, covering financial markets and business news stories.