July 28- Health insurer Centene Corp reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit and said it would consider buying the Medicare Advantage plans its rivals are likely to divest during the current phase of consolidation in the managed care industry. Anthem Inc said last week that it would buy Cigna Corp for about $54.2 billion, creating the largest U.S....» Read More
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...
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Feb 3- Health insurer Centene Corp posted a better-than-expected quarterly profit as it added more Medicaid members under Obamacare. Premium and service revenue rose 54 percent to $4.42 billion in the fourth quarter as Centene expanded in Florida, Ohio, Washington, Texas and Illinois. Centene's managed care membership rose 41 percent to 4.1 million in the...
Want to know what's giving health stocks confidence in profit forecasts? Like it or not, it's the Affordable Care Act, aka 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.
Bare-bones health insurance could cost just $11 a month for a family of four in Indianapolis on the federal government's new exchanges.
The new insurance marketplace will feature low cost smaller networks that advocates say may not provide suitable health care to plan members.
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.
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.
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 have a had a solid run, but the delay of employer mandate in the health-care reform law shouldn't derail that for now.
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.
Companies are testing medical plans that limit what they will pay for certain procedures, encouraging employees to choose less expensive hospitals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For many Americans, the health reform law will forevermore tie their health to their taxes.
Obamacare and the aging of doctors and patients are exacerbating the shortage of primary care physicians.