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  • Taking the Pulse of Health Care With Cigna's CEO Friday, 3 May 2013 | 6:49 AM ET
    Taking the Pulse of Health Care With Cigna's CEO

    David Cordani, Cigna president & CEO, provides insight on the company's earnings; and weighs in on Washington policy.

  • Health Care Stocks Slammed Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 2:21 PM ET
    Health Care Stocks Slammed

    Health care stocks are getting hit hard today, reports CNBC's Bertha Coombs.

  • AARP Responds to Commerce Criticism Friday, 12 Apr 2013 | 7:32 AM ET
    AARP Responds to Commerce Criticism

    Robert Romasco, President of AARP, defends the organizations stand on social security reforms and the impact of entitlement program on the nation's growing deficit problem.

  • Immigration Reform: What's It Going to Cost? Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 3:54 PM ET
    A petitioner holds a US flag during a naturalization ceremony.

    Claims that reform would boost the economy are challenged by those who say costs in job losses and spending on social programs would be too high a price.

  • Social Security Cuts: Hard to See 'as Humane' Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 11:09 AM ET
    Demonstrators, including many senior citizens, protest in Chicago against cuts to federal safety net programs, including Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

    President Barack Obama's budget plan would change how increases in Social Security benefits are calculated. Experts say that could be devastating to recipients who need cost-of-living adjustments to survive.

  • 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.

  • CMS Assumes No Change for 2014 Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 4:55 PM ET
    CMS Assumes No Change for 2014

    Health insurance stocks are moving higher on the decision from the Center for Medicare Services--CMS says they will not propose a cut to Medicare reimbursement rates, reports CNBC's Bertha Coombs.

  • 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.

  • How Obamacare Could Boost Your Premiums...a Lot Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 2:27 PM ET

    A new study indicates that Obama's health care overhaul will result in a 32 percent claims cost increase which could translate into higher premiums for Americans.

  • Is There a Doctor in the (White) House's Future? Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 1:08 PM ET
    Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, a pediatric neurosurgeon, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

    Dr. Benjamin Carson was a political unknown just weeks ago. Now, He is in some ways a dream candidate for Republicans. The NYT reports.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Latest GOP Budget Is Ambitious, Unlikely to Pass Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 1:28 PM ET
    Paul Ryan

    Rep. Paul Ryan called his third budget an "invitation" to President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats to begin bargaining toward a deal to balance the budget.

  • 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.