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  • Trump Proposes Repealing Obamacare, Replacing Doctors With Republicans Watching Videos

    Huffington Post - 24 Aug 2016 17:08:01 UT

    More fake news found daily on The Political Garbage Chute. NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump announced today that he and his healthcare advisers have devised a new plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act,...

  • There's one state where Obamacare is 'very near collapse'

    Business Insider - 24 Aug 2016 15:20:25 UT

    Tennessee's Obamacare market is in serious trouble, according to the person who runs the state's exchanges. Julie Mix McPeak, the Commissioner for Tennessee's Department of Commerce and Insurance,...

  • One of the biggest problems with Obamacare is only getting worse

    Yahoo! Finance - 24 Aug 2016 12:22:20 UT

    (U.S. President Barack ObamaChip Somodevilla/) It's going to be a lot easier for people to pick an Obamacare plan in 2017, if only because there will be less to choose from. One of the biggest...

  • Patrick Watson: Get Ready for Hillary's Obamacare Crackdown

    NewsMax.com - 24 Aug 2016 11:49:42 UT

    When Obamacare launched, I estimated its design flaws would create a new crisis within five years. I was too optimistic. Just three years in, it’s falling apart. The latest problem: insurance...

  • Hospitals and health insurers suffer in Illinois

    Crains ChicagoBusiness - 24 Aug 2016 10:01:39 UT

    The business of health care is getting a lot harder on providers. Profit margins of Chicago area hospitals declined significantly in 2015, with a handful of health care systems losing money from...

  • Consultants aggressively compete to help insurers use big data, manage costs

    Modern Healthcare - 24 Aug 2016 02:37:00 UT

    The signature offering these days—the one that makes one firm stand out from the pack—is to help insurers glean information from their mounds of claims and patient data. Related content Deborah...

  • Republican states file lawsuit against ObamaCare transgender rule

    The Hill - 24 Aug 2016 02:18:56 UT

    Five GOP-led states on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration to halt a controversial healthcare regulation intended to protect the rights of transgender patients. The lawsuit,...

  • Texas, four other states sue over U.S. transgender health policy

    Reuters - 23 Aug 2016 19:44:16 UT

    Texas and four other states sued the Obama administration on Tuesday over extending its healthcare nondiscrimination law to transgender individuals, saying the move "represents a radical invasion of the federal bureaucracy into a doctor’s medical...

  • Insurer Oscar leaving D-FW citing 'uncertainties' of area market

    Dallas Morning News - 23 Aug 2016 18:54:47 UT

    Oscar -- a new health insurance model launched three years ago before it expanded to Texas in 2016 -- says it plans to withdraw services from the individual markets in Dallas and Fort Worth in 2017....

  • Here’s More Bad News for Obamacare

    Fortune - 23 Aug 2016 18:35:59 UT

    Obamacare was supposed to save the American economy. Back in 2009, when President Obama decided to push for healthcare reform in the midst of a financial crisis, he justified the decision by...

  • Election Opens Final Act for 'Obamacare'

    NewsMax.com - 23 Aug 2016 18:14:23 UT

    Election Day 2016 will raise the curtain on the final act in the nation's long-running political drama over President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul. If Republican Donald Trump wins, the...

  • States sue to block Obamacare's transgender protections

    Politico - 23 Aug 2016 18:12:34 UT

    By 08/23/16 02:04 PM EDT Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Five Republican-led states and several provider groups are suing to block a new Obamacare rule that's meant to prevent health care...

  • An Appealing, Cost-Efficient Healthcare ETF

    Yahoo! Finance - 23 Aug 2016 17:13:52 UT

    The healthcare sector is the third-largest sector in the S&P 500 and it has been an important driver of returns during what has been one of the longest bull markets in U.S. history. However, some of...

  • After a String of Obamacare Exits, What's Up for HMO Stocks?

    Yahoo! Finance - 23 Aug 2016 16:23:04 UT

    The health insurance industry has been creating a lot of noise lately with players cribbing about their bad experience in the individual exchange business on public exchanges also popularly called...

  • Even the startup trying to disrupt health insurance can't figure out Obamacare

    Business Insider - 23 Aug 2016 16:15:41 UT

    Oscar, the $2.8 billion health insurance startup, is pulling out of some Obamacare exchanges. According to a release from the company  on Tuesday, the firm will no longer offer individual market...

  • TPP and the Dire Threat to Affordable Drug Prices

    Huffington Post - 23 Aug 2016 14:12:38 UT

    Drug prices in the U. S. are already approaching a crisis point for many patients unable to afford their prices, often despite being insured. These examples indicate how serious this problem has become: The use of prescription drugs by Americans,...

  • 2 Big Back-Alley Brawls Break Out in Washington Over Policy

    Motley Fool - 23 Aug 2016 13:14:16 UT

    This week, Aetna ( NYSE:AET ) reported plans to cut its presence in Obamacare exchanges by 70%, joining UnitedHealthcare ( NYSE:UNH ) and several other insurers in the growing pool of healthcare...

  • Health Care Is a Business, Not a Right

    Bloomberg View - 23 Aug 2016 12:20:00 UT

    “The health of Americans should not be a profit center. Health care is a right. Full stop.” That comes from the Twitter feed of personal finance writer Helaine Olen. But it could have issued...

  • HCA Holdings: Long Thesis

    Seeking Alpha - 23 Aug 2016 02:16:28 UT

    Investment thesis HCA Holdings (NYSE: HCA ) has its issues as every company, but the positives overcome all the negatives. HCA is the most efficient company in one of the most stable industries....

  • 6 Reasons Why Obama is Wrong About Obamacare

    Fortune - 22 Aug 2016 20:49:48 UT

    On August 2, an extraordinary editorial appeared on the website of the scholarly Journal of the American Medical Association , a one-of-a-kind article by the President of the United States defending...

  • Let’s root for those trying to make Obamacare work

    Dallas Morning News - 22 Aug 2016 20:04:38 UT

    What happens when public health collides with private profits? Last week, two more insurers said they’ll pull back from Obamacare in 2017. Aetna, third-largest in the nation, will withdraw from 11...

  • Clinton edges Trump on healthcare, survey finds

    UPI - 22 Aug 2016 17:53:53 UT

    MONDAY, Aug. 22, 2016 -- More Americans trust Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to do a good job on healthcare issues than Republican rival Donald Trump, a new HealthDay/Harris Poll...

  • Why A Single-Payer Healthcare System Is Inevitable

    Huffington Post - 22 Aug 2016 17:52:25 UT

    The best argument for a single-payer health plan is the recent decision by giant health insurer Aetna to bail out next year from 11 of the 15 states where it sells Obamacare plans.Aetna’s decision follows similar moves by UnitedHealth Group, the nation’s...

  • Argus Talks Humana-Aetna Deal Uncertainty, Raises EPS Estimates For Humana

    Benzinga.com - 22 Aug 2016 14:58:49 UT

    The U.S. Department of Justice has brought legal action to block the merger between Humana Inc (NYSE: HUM ) and Aetna Inc (NYSE: AET ) on antitrust grounds. Argus’ David Toung maintains a Hold rating on Humana. DoJ Lawsuit The lawsuit by the...

  • ObamaCare is the last chance for private health insurance

    The Hill - 22 Aug 2016 14:14:55 UT

    Since 2002, I’ve been a licensed Life and Health agent. For the majority of that time, my focus has been on health insurance for the senior market, Medicare supplements, prescription drug plans. I’ve...

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