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EHealth aims for larger share of subsidized insurance market
By Paul Demko | July 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Online brokerage eHealth is planning to be much more active in signing up individuals for coverage who qualify for subsidies during the 2015 open-enrollment period, company officials said during a call with investors Wednesday.
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J&J withdraws fibroid treatment device from market
By Associated Press | July 30, 2014
Johnson & Johnson is asking surgeons not to use a line of devices for removing growths from the uterus amid regulators' growing concern that the electronic surgical tools raise the risk of spreading cancer to other parts of the body.
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Generic drugs, low enrollment dampened Medicare Part D spending: CBO
By Bob Herman | July 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The cost of Medicare Part D, the federal prescription drug program, has been far lower than originally predicted, new data from the Congressional Budget Office show. A massive slowdown in drug spending growth and low participation in the program have played the biggest roles.
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House approves VA healthcare overhaul
By Associated Press | July 30, 2014
The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to refurbish the Veterans Affairs Department and improve veterans' healthcare.
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Reform Update: Economists waiting for more numbers before dissecting ACA's impact on spending
By Melanie Evans | July 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Consumer health spending did not accelerate in April, May and June even as insurance coverage purchased through March under Obamacare went into effect, a preliminary federal estimate shows. Economists, however, met the news with more skepticism than curiosity, perhaps because of dramatic revisions...
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Healthcare spending growth lags overall economy
By Melanie Evans | July 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Consumer health spending growth remained largely flat in the second quarter, preliminary federal estimates show. Annualized spending by consumers for hospital care, clinic visits and other medical services increased 3% in the second quarter compared with the same quarter a year ago, in line with...
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NYU Langone rebounding financially from Superstorm Sandy
By Bob Herman | July 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
NYU Langone Medical Center is well on the mend from the damage Superstorm Sandy wreaked on its New York City facilities more than a year and a half ago, its latest financials demonstrate.
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Amedisys sees earnings improve as impact of cost-cutting felt
By Beth Kutscher | July 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Amedisys, the home health and hospice operator that has struggled in recent quarters to meet earnings expectations, reported a significant improvement in its performance during the second quarter.
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WellPoint gains policyholders as earnings slip
By Virgil Dickson | July 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
WellPoint, repeating a pattern reported by insurer Humana, saw its customer base increase significantly while its earnings fell during the second quarter.
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Express Scripts continues to see fallout from Medco purchase; income falls
By Virgil Dickson | July 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The continued ripple effects of a major client exit following a big merger contributed to a second-quarter drop in net income for Express Scripts Holding Co.
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