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  • HMOs Pop on Medicare Decision Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 2:10 PM ET
    HMOs Pop on Medicare Decision

    HMO stocks jumped on decisions on 2013 Medicare rates, but is this all roses? CNBC's Scott Cohn and Ipsita Smolinski, offer insight.

  • HMOs: A Reversal of Fortune Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 1:42 PM ET
    HMOs: A Reversal of Fortune

    HMO stocks jumped on decisions on 2013 Medicare rates, with CNBC's Scott Cohn.

  • HMOs Jump on 2013 Medicare Rates Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 12:41 PM ET
    HMOs Jump on 2013 Medicare Rates

    Health insurance stocks like Humana broke out sharply on Monday after the CMS increased the Medicare Advantage rate. The FMHR traders and Steve Grasso discuss how to play these stocks. Also, whether to get cautious on news the Dow has set a new intraday high in 12 of the past 20 trading sessions, with Jason Pride, Glenmede.

  • HMO Stocks on a Surge Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 11:32 AM ET
    HMO Stocks on a Surge

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs explains how a change in budget calculations sent some health insurance shares higher.

  • Health Insurers Soar on Medicare Rate Rise Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 10:32 AM ET
    Health Insurers Soar on Medicare Rate Rise

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs explains why the government's new program for Medicare and Medicaid has sent some insurers soaring.

  • Booster Shot For Health Insurers Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 7:42 AM ET
    Booster Shot For Health Insurers

    Sarah James, Wedbush Securities analyst, reveals her outlook on health care companies, after a recent report indicates an estimated growth rate of 3.3% for insurers.

  • US to Raise Medicare Advantage Payment Rate Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 6:07 AM ET

    Following intense lobbying from the health insurance industry and members of Congress, the U.S. government said it will increase the payment rate for health insurers that offer coverage through the popular Medicare Advantage program.

  • Health Care & Your Retirement Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 1:45 PM ET
    Health Care & Your Retirement

    Enrollment season for Medicare Advantage plans and Obama's health reform plan is six months away. One big question is how many people will show up to be insured, reports CNBC's Bertha Coombs.

  • Hospital Stocks on a Hot Streak Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 6:35 AM ET
    Hospital Stocks on a Hot Streak

    A new study that estimates hospitals can expect to see a 25 percent growth in revenues from Medicaid money.

  • TUCSON, Ariz., March 18, 2013-- The following statement was issued by the Arizona State Chapter of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons:. "Arizona's Governor Jan Brewer, like some other Republican governors who say they oppose ObamaCare, is pushing for implementation of a key feature of the Affordable Care Act: an expansion of Medicaid.

  • Obama: Political Gap May Be 'Just Too Wide' for Deal Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 12:11 PM ET
    President Obama arrives Tuesday at the Capitol to meet with the Senate Democratic Caucus.

    President Obama is warning that it may be impossible to reach a deal with Republicans on trimming the budget deficit.

  • 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.

  • When Medicare was enacted, Congress promised that it would not interfere in the practice of medicine, or prevent patients from freely choosing a physician. Physicians enroll in Medicare by completing a form from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Hansen explains.

  • Jan Brewer spoke to the press, backed up by dozens of physicians and nurses in medical attire, to promote passage of Medicaid expansion.

  • Generics Brought Down Common Drug Prices Tuesday, 5 Mar 2013 | 11:15 AM ET
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    Spending on drugs to treat common diseases fell 1.5 percent among customers who receive prescription benefits through commercial insurers.

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    WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2013-- As many as 5.3 million Americans who live in the 16 states that have either decided not to expand or are leaning towards not expanding their Medicaid programs may not qualify for coverage through the Affordable Care Act, according to a new analysis from KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm.

  • CMS Rate Proposal Hits HMOs Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 1:07 PM ET
    CMS Rate Proposal Hits HMOs

    The proposed rate cute outlined by CMS is putting pressure on all of the Medicare advantage players, with CNBC's Bertha Coombs.

  • Health Insurers Decline on Proposed Medicare Advantage Cuts

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs takes a deeper look at proposals that would lower Medicare Advantage rates more than analyst and insurers were expecting.

  • Arizona Gov. Proposes Tax Hike on Hospitals Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 4:46 PM ET
    Arizona Gov. Proposes Tax Hike on Hospitals

    Arizona Governor Jan Brewer proposed a tax hike on hospitals to pay for Obamacare. Caroline Heldman, Occidental College Associate Professor of Politics and Paul Howard, Manhattan Institute, weigh in.

  • MIAMI, Jan. 15, 2013-- BAROMA Health Partners, a wholly owned subsidiary of Baroma, Inc., has been selected as one of 106 new Accountable Care Organizations in Medicare, ensuring as many as 4 million Medicare beneficiaries across the United States now have access to high-quality, coordinated care, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today.