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No exclusive deal, no problem: Quest and LabCorp shares surge on optimism

Both Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp lost exclusive contracts, but their stocks surged following the news. Analysts said the pair of announcements may indicate...
Rep. Mike Conaway

Republican lawmakers buy health insurance stocks as repeal effort moves forward

Just as the House Republican bill to slash much of the Affordable Care Act moved forward, Rep. Mike Conaway, a Texas Republican and member...
Stephen Hemsley

UnitedHealth names David Wichmann CEO; Hemsley tapped as executive chairman

UnitedHealth names David Wichmann CEO. Its current CEO, Stephen Hemsley, is named executive chairman. Richard Burke, its current chairman, becomes lead independent director.UnitedHealth tapped...
Insurance agents help clients shop for insurance under the Affordable Care Act on Nov. 1 in Miami. Despite expected profits, the markets in many states remain in perilous shape.

Insurers finally making money on Obamacare

Insurers have finally figured out how to make money in the Obamacare markets: Charge more.After taking a beating for three years, health plans jacked...
CVS pharmacy

CVS-Aetna deal will change the way many big employers buy employee health-care benefits

CVS Health's proposed purchase of Aetna will change the way many major U.S. corporations buy health coverage for employees, benefit consultants said. The...
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When buying prescription drugs, some pay more with insurance than without it

Having health insurance is supposed to save you money on your prescriptions. But increasingly, consumers are finding that isn't the case.Patrik Swanljung found this...
Humana

Humana, private-equity firms buy Kindred Healthcare for $4 billion

U.S. health insurer Humana and two private-equity firms agreed to buy home health-care and long-term care operator Kindred Healthcare on Tuesday for about $4 billion, the latest expansion...
Catholic Health Initiatives

Hospital giants vie for patients in effort to fend off new rivals

It's all about the patient.Or at least about keeping patients and the revenue generated for their medical care.As health care is rocked by deals aimed...
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UnitedHealth stock jumps after insurer’s profit more than doubles on a one-time tax gain

UnitedHealth, the largest U.S. health insurer, reports profit that more than doubled from a year earlier. The results were driven by a one-time...
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UnitedHealth, CVS plunge on Bezos, Buffett and Dimon plan to improve US health care

The three companies, led by Jeff Bezos, Jamie Dimon and Warren Buffett plan to develop ways to improve the health of their employees. ...

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