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  • Republicans in the U.S. Senate released a draft of their bill to undo Obamacare, officially called the Affordable Care Act, which reshapes the individual insurance market and the Medicaid program for the poor and reduces taxes. "This is just not a business that we will be good at," Humana CEO Bruce Broussard said in an interview, emphasizing that the company, the No. 4...

  • NEW YORK, June 22- Humana Inc will not return to the individual insurance market after it exits the Obamacare exchanges this year, a market that Republicans are trying to repeal and replace through new legislation, Humana's top executive said on Thursday. Republicans in the U.S. Senate released a draft of their bill to undo Obamacare, officially called the...

  • Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

    Andy Slavitt, former acting administrator for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, speaks about the Senate's health-care reform bill.

  • CHICAGO, June 22- Retirees can look forward to the largest Social Security cost-of-living adjustment next year since 2012- but dont break out the champagne just yet. The 2018 Social Security cost-of-living adjustment will not be announced until October, but inflation trends point toward an increase of about 2 percent, according to a recent forecast by the...

  • NEW YORK, June 21- Cigna Corp Chief Executive David Cordani told investors on Wednesday that the company has $7 billion to $14 billion in capital it could use in 2017 for mergers and acquisitions in several areas, including Medicare Advantage for older people. But the most attention regarding Cigna's M&A prospects on Wednesday was around rival Humana Inc, where...

  • NEW YORK, June 21- Cigna Corp Chief Executive David Cordani told investors on Wednesday that the company has $7 billion to $14 billion in capital that it could use in 2017 for mergers and acquisitions in several areas, including Medicare Advantage for older people. Cordani, speaking during the company's first meeting with investors since its deal to be bought by...

  • NEW YORK, June 21- Cigna Corp Chief Executive David Cordani told investors on Wednesday that the company has $7 billion to $14 billion in capital that it could use in 2017 for mergers and acquisitions in several areas, including Medicare Advantage for older people. Cordani, speaking during a meeting with investors, said the company would also do share buybacks...

  • NEW YORK, June 16- Cigna Corp, which was prevented from selling new Medicare Advantage health insurance for 18 months, said on Friday the U.S. government was allowing new enrollments starting July 1 after program deficiencies were corrected. The government told Cigna in a June 16 letter that it could now market Medicare Advantage as well as its Medicare...

  • NEW YORK, June 16- Cigna Corp, whose Medicare Advantage health insurance business has been on hold for the past 18 months, said on Friday that the U.S. government had lifted sanctions and it could enroll new customers starting July 1. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services had suspended enrollment in January 2016 citing "widespread and systemic" failures...

  • NEW YORK, June 16- Cigna Corp, whose Medicare Advantage health insurance business has been on hold for the past 18 months, said on Friday that the U.S. government had lifted sanctions and it could enroll new customers starting July 1.

  • How healthy you are can affect your ability to save for retirement, how soon you retire, and your Social Security claiming strategy.

  • A woman who said she had a pre-existing condition that made it impossible to find insurance that would cover her until the Affordable Care Act, is examined by a doctor during a routine checkup at a community health clinic in Miami, Florida.

    If you are black or Hispanic, you're less likely to get effective health care than if you are white.

  • Political consultant David Blaszczak, founder of Precipio Health Strategies; Christopher Worrall, most recently an employee of the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; and Rob Olan and Ted Huber, most recently partners at healthcare hedge fund Deerfield Management entered their pleas before U.S. Olan and Huber are no longer listed on Deerfield's...

  • Competition is key to contain drug prices: Dr. Steve Miller

    Dr. Steve Miller, Express Scripts CMO, and Robert Ward, Radius Health CEO, weigh in on the stumbling blocks to lower drug prices, and how competition and generic brands help keep cost down.

  • AARP warns Republicans it has 'strong opposition' to Obamacare replacement bill

    AARP criticizes new healthcare plan for its effects on older Americans.

  • GOP health care plan 'cuts and caps' Medicaid: Andy Slavitt

    Andy Slavitt, former CMS acting administrator, provides insight to the House health-care bill which will result in 23 million fewer people being insured and cut Medicaid services.

  • United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Ben Carson appears on SiriusXM's Town Hall on May 23, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    In an interview with SiriusXM Radio host, Carson was asked about what could be done to reduce the number of people living in poverty.

  • The biggest savings would come from cuts to the Medicaid healthcare program for the poor, which are embedded in a Republican healthcare bill passed by the House of Representatives. Trump wants lawmakers to cut at least $610 billion from Medicaid and more than $192 billion from food stamps over a decade. The White House said its proposed tax cuts would help fuel...

  • Although it is not expected to survive on Capitol Hill, the proposal puts numbers on Trump's vision of the role of government: a budget with radical cuts to government assistance to lower-income Americans. The biggest savings would come from cuts to the Medicaid healthcare program for the poor made as part of a Republican healthcare bill passed by the House of...

  • The Pentagon would get a spending hike, and there would be a $1.6 billion down payment to begin building a wall along the border with Mexico, which was a central promise of Trump's presidential campaign. The biggest savings would come from cuts to the Medicaid healthcare program for the poor made as part of a Republican healthcare bill passed by the House of...