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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.
Three federal agencies, including the IRS, will scrutinize applications for the health-insurance exchanges, which run 15 pages for a three-person family.
America's seniors appear to have grown more burdened by debt in recent years, and experts say a likely culprit is medical expenses.
If you smoke, you might have to pay thousands extra for employee-based health insurance under Obamacare starting next year.
Humana said the government's proposed 2014 payment rates for Medicare participants were lower than expected and would affect its profit outlook, and its shares fell in premarket trading.
A sharp and surprisingly persistent slowdown in the growth of health care costs is helping to narrow the federal deficit, leaving budget experts trying to figure out whether the trend will last.
A new report shows non-network providers are charging insured patients outrageous out-of-network fees. Doctors fault insurers for reimbursing doctors at far lower rates than before.
Flu season is drawing attention to mandatory paid sick leave for the 40 percent of American private-sector workers — more than 40 million people — who don't have it.
Rock bottom interest rates will likely boost key stocks in the biotechnology sector, but Obamacare will dampen prospects for HMO shares.
DaVita could be a beneficiary among health care stocks from changes in the U.S. health care market, an analyst said Wednesday.
Some small businesses are rethinking their business models to address the new federal health-care law.
A provision of the Affordable Care Act squeezes premiums that drugmakers collect from the government has yielded savings of $687 million in the first six months of 2012.
Insurers, hospitals and doctors say they are forming partnerships and creating programs to find ways to slow the growth in the nation’s $2.7 trillion health care bill. The New York Times reports.