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  • Cramer: Place your bets for the rest of 2014

    MSN Money - 02 Sep 2014 17:37:06 UT

    Investors know what's working and what's not. These stocks could power higher through the end of the year. By Jim Cramer, TheStreet You look at the charts. You study the fundamentals. And you get...

  • Mednax: A Compelling Total Return Story

    Seeking Alpha - 02 Sep 2014 16:05:10 UT

    Summary Mednax looks to benefit from secular trends in healthcare industry consolidation and growth of national group practices, and operates in highly specialized areas resistant to healthcare...

  • Cory Gardner’s new ad: “I believe the pill ought to be available over the counter”

    Denver Post - 02 Sep 2014 15:03:19 UT

    The Denver Post Print Topics Cory Gardner, Mark Udall, the bill, wind farm Congressman Cory Gardner has borrowed a page from Sen. Mark Udall by unveiling an ad aimed at women — in this case,...

  • Consumer confusion in 2015 - Judges block state abortion clinic regs - 8 million paid signups

    Politico - 02 Sep 2014 14:50:37 UT

    CONFUSION IN STORE FOR RE-ENROLLMENT— It’s not looking much easier the second time around, with many consumers likely to see changes in premiums, but not subsidies. Insurers are expecting guidelines...

  • High health deductibles weigh down more workers

    CNBC - 02 Sep 2014 12:53:27 UT

    Just as employers replaced pensions with retirement savings plans, more large companies appear to be in a similar cost-sharing shift with health plans. Besides making workers responsible for more of...

  • Obama's Red Ink On "Healthy PA" Will Leave Taxpayers In The Red, Feeling Blue - 02 Sep 2014 10:46:18 UT

    By  and  Nic Horton  and  — Mr. Archambault is a Senior Fellow, and Mr. Horton Policy Research Analyst, at the Foundation for Government Accountability. Late last week, the Obama administration...

  • Mixed success in controlling health costs, report says

    Boston Globe - 02 Sep 2014 04:07:24 UT

    Spending at Massachusetts’ biggest health insurer and health care provider helped drive overall health care spending well above inflation last year, as the state’s efforts to control rising costs met...

  • Cost of Cutting: Why Surgery Prices Are Soaring - 31 Aug 2014 15:58:22 UT

    The price to remove a gall bladder or replace a hip has spiked more than 20 percent during the past five years, according to an analysis of data collected for NBC News. Surgery has bloomed into a...

  • The Next Obamacare Domino to Fall

    Motley Fool - 31 Aug 2014 14:53:24 UT

    Initially intended for all states, Medicaid expansion became a state-by-state choice after the Supreme Court ruled in 2012 that including expansion in the Affordable Care Act was coercive because...

  • Shelley Rouillard checks up on health plans in California

    Los Angeles Times - 31 Aug 2014 12:27:59 UT

    The gig: As director of the California Department of Managed Health Care, Shelley Rouillard is the chief regulator for health plans that cover more than 21 million Californians. She's also a major...

  • 2016 prospects hone pitch to Koch donors, activists

    Politico - 31 Aug 2014 12:06:59 UT

    DALLAS – Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Mike Pence, Rick Perry and Ben Carson all sounded like presidential candidates in weekend speeches to conservative activists here for a conference organized by an...

  • Cruz downplays immigration shutdown chatter

    Politico - 31 Aug 2014 00:16:06 UT

    DALLAS – In a rollicking speech to conservative activists Saturday afternoon, Ted Cruz predicted that major Republican wins in 2014 and 2016 would spell the end of Obamacare, and he defended the...

  • Ted Cruz GOES OFF On Obama For Making America A 'Kitty Cat' In Epic, Scathing Speech

    Business Insider - 30 Aug 2014 22:35:05 UT

    Reuters Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who is widely seen as a potential GOP presidential candidate in 2016, gave a fiery speech on Saturday where he slammed President Barack Obama's positions on a...

  • Cruz serves up red meat to conservatives

    The Hill - 30 Aug 2014 21:15:17 UT

    Less than 70 days away from the midterm election, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Saturday urged conservatives to do everything they can to give Republicans control of the U.S. Senate. In a fiery speech...

  • Oregon Obamacare Rollout "Incompetent" and "Atrocious"

    Motley Fool - 30 Aug 2014 17:20:14 UT

    Last year's launch of the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges was anything but smooth, but troubles facing insurance marketplaces weren't limited to the federal exchange. State exchanges like...

  • 5 Unpleasant Ways Employers Are Cutting Back on Healthcare Costs

    Motley Fool - 30 Aug 2014 13:42:13 UT

    The Affordable Care Act, perhaps better known as Obamacare, set in motion a series of changes that are drastically altering the health-services landscape. The law itself was designed for a few...

  • Democrats are Doomed (Unless They Make the Minimum Wage the #1 November Election Issue)

    Huffington Post - 29 Aug 2014 23:27:10 UT

    If you were the Democrats and you were looking for a good vote-getting midterm election issue, what criteria would you use? How about an issue with 70-80% support in polls? How about one that is...

  • More Insured Patients, More Profit

    Yahoo! Finance - 29 Aug 2014 21:12:54 UT

    ObamaCare giveth. ObamaCare taketh away. That is the takeaway among for-profit hospitals as the Affordable Care Act delivers a rising number of insured patients and admissions, but also cuts back on...

  • Tenet, HCA Lead Hospitals Facing Longer-Term Tests

    Investor's Business Daily - 29 Aug 2014 20:29:53 UT

    ObamaCare giveth. ObamaCare taketh away. That is the takeaway among for-profit hospitals as the Affordable Care Act delivers a rising number of insured patients and admissions, but also cuts back on...

  • Florida Health Exchange Signs Up Just 30 Consumers in 6 Months - 29 Aug 2014 18:39:39 UT

    Six months after Florida created a state-backed website to help people receive affordable healthcare coverage, only 30 people have signed up, the Miami Herald reported. The site, called Florida...

  • Quick change coming for Cook County's Medicaid contract

    Crains ChicagoBusiness - 29 Aug 2014 18:35:33 UT

    The Cook County Health and Hospitals System is renegotiating its contract to administer CountyCare, its Medicaid managed care program, less than four months after it inked the nearly $1.8 billion...


    TMC Net - 29 Aug 2014 18:33:21 UT

    [August 29, 2014] (Edgar Glimpses Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Forward-Looking Statements Except for historical information, this report contains forward-looking statements within the...

  • Equal-Weight Works With Health Care ETFs

    Yahoo! Finance - 29 Aug 2014 16:40:37 UT

    Well-documented has been the ongoing ascent of health care ETFs. The Health Care Select Sector SPDR ( XLV ) , the largest health care ETF, entered Friday’s session with a 2014 gain of nearly 16%. ...

  • ‘Christians are just healthier’: One family’s cost-sharing alternative to Obamacare

    Washington Post - 29 Aug 2014 13:43:13 UT

    Gary and Sheryl Duff found a religious alternative to health insurance. (Danielle Paquette/The Washington Post) OMAHA, Neb. – Every year, Gary Duff signs an updated version of these 40-page terms,...

  • Top Performing Sector ETFs of August

    Yahoo! Finance - 29 Aug 2014 13:32:14 UT

    Despite a slow start to August, the U.S. markets again hit multiple highs with the S&P 500 crossing the major milestone of 2,000 and Dow Jones reaching 17,100 for the first time in history. In fact,...

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