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  • Obamacare a 'long term project': Cleveland CEO Sunday, 5 Apr 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    The Cleveland Clinic is shown in Cleveland, Ohio, April 12, 2014.

    On the fifth anniversary of Obamacare's passage, the head of the prestigious Cleveland Clinic says he sees some positive change.

  • Feb 23- Humana Inc said on Monday that the U.S. government's proposed payments to insurers that sell Medicare Advantage health plans would mean a 1.25 percent to 1.75 percent cut for the managed care company in 2016.. That is a steeper drop than the 0.95 percent figure the government proposed for the industry on Friday, but was still within expectations, analysts...

  • The case of the 'anti-vaccine elitism' Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 11:04 AM ET
    Vials of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine are displayed on a counter at a Walgreens Pharmacy on January 26, 2015 in Mill Valley, California.

    Could vaccine compliance be correlated with income level and elitism?

  • Does Obama have the right to 'shame' Staples? Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 10:22 AM ET
    Staples store

    President Obama criticized Staples for cutting worker hours and avoid Obamacare costs...but did he have the right to scrutinize the company?

  • 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.

  • Up to 17 million eligible for Obamacare tax credit Tuesday, 5 Nov 2013 | 9:23 AM ET
    A woman holding her daughter receives information about the Health Care Reform, popularly known as Obamacare.

    The Kaiser Foundation reports the 2014 healthcare law could make up to 17 million American eligible for tax credits to buy private health insurance.

  • Obamacare fire sale: Stripped-down plans dirt cheap Wednesday, 25 Sep 2013 | 8:50 AM ET
    Protesters walk into the office of Florida State Rep. Manny Diaz as they protest his stance against the expansion of healthcare coverage on September 20, 2013 in Miami, Florida.

    Bare-bones health insurance could cost just $11 a month for a family of four in Indianapolis on the federal government's new exchanges.

  • Cost of low-cost health insurance: Fewer choices Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 11:26 AM ET

    The new insurance marketplace will feature low cost smaller networks that advocates say may not provide suitable health care to plan members.

  • Community Health, HMA set $7.6 billion handshake Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 7:16 AM ET
    An ambulance leaves Community Health's Pottstown Memorial Hospital in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, U.S.

    Community Health Systems announced it would buy Health Management Associates in a deal valued at approximately $7.6 billion, including about $3.7 billion in debt.

  • Health of health care Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | 6:40 AM ET
    Health of health care

    Alan Miller, chairman, president & CEO, Universal Health Services, discusses the economy and concerns people have over co-pays and getting medical care. Those concerns have dampened utilization, he says. People are putting off elective procedures.

  • Obamacare: A new opportunity for fraud? Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 11:18 AM ET

    In the rush to get the word out about Obamacare and set up state exchanges where insurance may be purchased, there inevitably are opportunities for fraud and abuse, analysts say.

  • Insurance Stocks on Life Support? Don't Bet on It Thursday, 4 Jul 2013 | 3:23 PM ET
    Registered nurse JoAnn Brand (L) examines Sham Tavakoli at the Lifelong Medical Marin Adult Day Health Care Center.

    Insurance stocks have a had a solid run, but the delay of employer mandate in the health-care reform law shouldn't derail that for now.

  • Delay on Health-Care Reform Not a Big Deal: Pro Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | 2:03 PM ET

    The delay of one of the key provisions of the Affordable Care Act has raised many questions. CNBC invited different analysts and experts to discuss the implications of the postponement.

  • Employers Test Plans That Cap Health-Care Costs Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 6:15 AM ET
    healthcare costs

    Companies are testing medical plans that limit what they will pay for certain procedures, encouraging employees to choose less expensive hospitals.

  • Experts Mull New Rules of Road for Kid Transplants Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 11:36 AM ET

    Transplant experts will meet to decide whether and how to change the rules for children, after the parents of two youngsters successfully sued to get restrictions temporarily lifted.

  • Want a Peek at Obamacare? Take a Look at This State Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 10:20 AM ET

    Massachusetts has had Romneycare since 2006. And, while it's different in some ways from Obamacare, it offers insight into what's ahead for US health care.

  • New Data Fans Old Debate About Health Care Costs Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 12:38 PM ET

    Recently published health care figures from the federal government confirm what health advocates have been screaming about for years: charges vary enormously, NBC News reports.

  • Hospitals See Surge of Weapons in War on 'Superbugs' Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 8:24 AM ET
    Health care insurance

    The rise of "superbugs," and pressure from the government and insurers, is driving hospitals to try all sorts of new approaches to stop their spread.

  • Obamacare Changes Start With Your 2012 Tax Return Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 4:23 PM ET

    For many Americans, the health reform law will forevermore tie their health to their taxes.

  • Is There a Doctor in the House? Probably Not Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 2:31 PM ET
    Dr. Martha Perez examines a patient at Community Health of South Florida.

    Obamacare and the aging of doctors and patients are exacerbating the shortage of primary care physicians.