UnitedHealth shares jumped 1.2 percent Tuesday after it reported fourth-quarter earnings that beat Wall Street's expectations. » Read More
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UnitedHealth Group kicks off earnings season for the health care sector Tuesday morning, and analysts are expecting double-digit sales and profit growth from the nation's largest health insurance and health care services firm. » Read More
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The initiative, dubbed "Building Healthier Communities," seeks to improve access to affordable health care, manage health challenges like chronic conditions and opioids and partner with communities. » Read More
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Researchers have developed a smartphone app that can detect an opioid overdose. Called Second Chance, the app accurately detects overdose-related symptoms by monitoring breathing patterns, then sends an alert so Narcan can be administered in time.
Medtronic has "the strongest pipeline that we've ever had in this company," CEO Omar Ishrak tells CNBC's Jim Cramer.
In a rules package released late Tuesday, House Democrats included the authority to get involved in the case of Texas v. United States. A federal judge in the case ruled the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional.
In the U.S. 30 million Americans suffer from a form of fatty liver disease that turns into a form of liver cirrhosis that leads to death unless a patient can receive a liver transplant. Now drug companies are spending billions to help find a cure.
There are several promising drug candidates to combat obesity, one of America's biggest diseases and contributors to mortality. Still, doctors have been slow to call obesity a disease, and insurance coverage remains skimpy.
The companies said they will collaborate on a number of projects, which will also aim to reduce health-care costs. The partnership would increase access to Verily's technology by deploying them at Walgreens' physical pharmacies.
Open enrollment, which began Nov. 1, closed Saturday across most of the country. People who didn't sign up for an Obamacare plan by the end of open enrollment won't be able to obtain coverage until the fall of 2019 in most cases.
Surgery is often painful and expensive, but Levita Magnetics is changing all of that. CNBC gets a first look at the high-tech magnets that allow cheaper, less painful surgeries with fewer incisions in the body.
The ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Reed O'Connor of Texas doesn't block the ACA, for now, and will likely be appealed to a higher court. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said it will continue enforcing "all aspects of the ACA."
U.S. District Court Judge Reed O'Connor of Texas argued that the Affordable Care Act cannot stand on its own since Congress last December repealed the individual mandate, which imposed a tax penalty on consumers who went uninsured.
While President Donald Trump didn't repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's signature health-care law, more commonly known as Obamacare, he was able to dismantle key parts of it that health policy researchers are blaming for a drop.
In a late night tweet, President Donald Trump urged Congress to pass a new "strong" health-care law that provides "great health-care and protects pre-existing conditions."
A federal judge in Texas ruled Friday that the Affordable Care Act was unconstitutional, potentially threatening coverage for millions of Americans and setting up a new legal showdown over former President Barack Obama's signature policy initiative.
Most people who do not sign up for Obamacare insurance by Saturday's open enrollment deadline will not be able to obtain coverage until next fall, unless they have a qualifying life event such as getting married or having a child.
Sign-ups for Affordable Care Act coverage are low this year and Democrats are blaming changes that took effect this year. The Trump administration scaled back the program's ad budget by 90 percent to $10 million last year.
Americans spent $3.5 trillion on health care last year, a 3.9 percent increase over the prior year and the smallest annual increase since 2013.