A look at Medicare's top 20 priciest prescription drugs in 2015, ranked by their cost above the program's "catastrophic" coverage threshold. Medicare's catastrophic protection kicks in after a beneficiary has spent a given amount of their own money, $4,850 this year. Catastrophic spending is a large and growing share of total costs, threatening to make... » Read More
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.
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.
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 indicates that Obama's health care overhaul will result in a 32 percent claims cost increase which could translate into higher premiums for Americans.
Dr. Benjamin Carson was a political unknown just weeks ago. Now, He is in some ways a dream candidate for Republicans. The NYT reports.
Obamacare and the aging of doctors and patients are exacerbating the shortage of primary care physicians.
President Obama is warning that it may be impossible to reach a deal with Republicans on trimming the budget deficit.
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.
Spending on drugs to treat common diseases fell 1.5 percent among customers who receive prescription benefits through commercial insurers.
Alan Miller, Universal Health Services, offers insight on the cuts hitting federal health programs.
Florida is experiencing a serious shortage of doctors, and Yahoo's CEO Marissa Meyer pulls the plug on employees working from home. CNBC's Jane Wells and Sharon Epperson discuss.
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.
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.
CNBC's Rick Santelli talks to Sen. Johnny Isakson, (R-GA), about creating jobs in the private sector; and cutting spending; and avoiding sequestration.
Obama has ruled out raising the medicare eligibility age to 67 from the current age of 65 as a way to reduce government deficit.
Peter Costa, Wells Fargo, discusses health care stock strategies, as spending cut looms over the industry.
Former Sen. Judd Gregg, (R-NH), explains what is a "smart" spending cut. Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, weighs in.