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HMO stocks jumped on decisions on 2013 Medicare rates, with CNBC's Scott Cohn.
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.
CNBC's Bertha Coombs explains how a change in budget calculations sent some health insurance shares higher.
CNBC's Bertha Coombs explains why the government's new program for Medicare and Medicaid has sent some insurers soaring.
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.
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.
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.
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.
President Obama is warning that it may be impossible to reach a deal with Republicans on trimming the budget deficit.
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.
Spending on drugs to treat common diseases fell 1.5 percent among customers who receive prescription benefits through commercial insurers.
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.
The proposed rate cute outlined by CMS is putting pressure on all of the Medicare advantage players, with CNBC's Bertha Coombs.
CNBC's Bertha Coombs takes a deeper look at proposals that would lower Medicare Advantage rates more than analyst and insurers were expecting.
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.
Sen. Lamar Alexander, (R-TN), explains why he voted "yes" on the "fiscal cliff" bill, and why Congress needs to reduce entitlement programs.