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Obamacare meeting goal of extending coverage to more Americans, new report says

By Bob Herman  |  October 31, 2014

About 10.3 million nonelderly adults who previously had no health insurance have since gained some form of coverage, either through Medicaid or the exchanges, since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's inaugural open-enrollment period last year, a new government report shows.

Cigna posts better-than-expected Q3

By Bob Herman  |  October 30, 2014

Although Cigna Corp.'s third-quarter profit dropped from the same period in 2013, the health insurer still beat analysts' predictions on its adjusted earnings per share.

Rising Medicaid enrollment boosts Centene's profit, revenue

By Bob Herman  |  October 28, 2014

Centene Corp. registered sizable top- and bottom-line growth in the third quarter. The managed-care company is benefiting directly from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and executives believe profitability will remain high through the rest of this year and beyond.

Expectations high for health insurers' Q3 results, thanks to ACA

By Bob Herman  |  October 27, 2014

Upcoming third-quarter earnings reports for many of the nation's publicly traded health insurers will offer a further glimpse into how many patients are seeing providers and how the new public exchanges are affecting business strategies. Financially, expect higher earnings for the group, analysts...

Illinois health system signs $1.8 billion CountyCare contract

By Andrew L. Wang, Crain's Chicago Business  |  May 13, 2014

The Cook County Health and Hospitals System signed a five-year, $1.8 billion deal with a division of St. Louis-based Centene Corp. to administer CountyCare, its managed-care program for people on Medicaid.

Late News: Corizon loses Minn. prison contract to Centurion

By Beth Kutscher  |  October 19, 2013

Corizon, the country's largest private prison healthcare provider, lost a bid to renew its contract with the Minnesota Department of Corrections that it had held for the past 15 years. Starting in January, Centurion Managed Care, part of St. Louis-based Centene Corp., will take over the two-year,...

Insurers may skip health plans in much of Miss.

By Jeff Amy / Associated Press  |  June 21, 2013

People in 36 of Mississippi's 82 counties may not be able to buy health insurance through the new federal online marketplace when it starts enrolling customers in October.

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