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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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U.S. appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law
By Associated Press | July 30, 2014
Mississippi's governor and attorney general will have to decide whether to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that is keeping the state's only abortion clinic in business. A panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals voted 2-1 Tuesday to block a 2012 Mississippi law that requires abortion...
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Ascension forms senior-care unit to integrate post-acute-care services
By Steven Ross Johnson | July 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
To strengthen its footprint in the post-acute-care sector, Ascension Health has formed a senior-care division to integrate its extensive post-acute-care services and establish more uniform care standards.
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Hospira earnings double on strong sales of injectable drugs
By Bob Herman | July 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Pharmaceutical and medical-device maker Hospira saw its earnings soar in the second quarter of 2014, thanks mostly to large sales of drugs that have been in short supply.
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Merge Healthcare sees losses narrowing despite lower sales
By John N. Frank | July 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Merge Healthcare, a developer of imaging and interoperability software systems, reported a net loss of $4 million in the second quarter, a marked improvement from a $28.1 million loss in the same quarter last year.
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Humana's revenue rises, earnings fall on exchange, drug costs
By Rachel Landen | July 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Humana's investments tied to healthcare reform combined with high drug costs dragged its bottom line down roughly 18% in the second quarter, even as membership growth drove revenue higher.
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IOM report on medical education questions doc-shortage fears
By Andis Robeznieks | July 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Physician organizations are not happy that an Institute of Medicine panel's vision for overhauling Medicare-funded medical training questions two beliefs that are widely held in healthcare: that a severe physician shortage is imminent and the only way to avoid it is an infusion of federal money for...
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Castlight losses shrink as revenue rises
By Joseph Conn | July 29, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Health tech one-time market darling Castlight Health remained unprofitable in the second quarter, although losing money less rapidly than earlier this year.
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NuVasive reports increased sales in three units, smaller losses for Q2
By Jaimy Lee | July 29, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
NuVasive, a San Diego-based manufacturer of devices used in minimally invasive spine surgeries, reported that three of its four business units saw double-digit U.S. revenue growth, leading to smaller losses than the company saw in the same quarter last year.
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