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  • 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' - 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 - 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...

  • Apple Acquires Personal Health Data Startup Gliimpse

    Fast Company - 22 Aug 2016 12:49:59 UT

    Apple's ambitions in the health sector continue to expand, with its digital health team making its first known acquisition—personal health data startup Gliimpse, Fast Company has learned. Silicon...

  • How the Democrats Are Failing Obamacare

    Slate Magazine - 22 Aug 2016 00:28:51 UT

    Robert Neubecker Robert Neubecker On May 20, about a month after UnitedHealthcare, one of the country’s major health insurers, announced that it would pull out of Arizona’s exchanges,...

  • The Surprising Way Obamacare Could Save the Healthcare System a Lot of Money

    Motley Fool - 21 Aug 2016 18:26:38 UT

    Image source: White House on Flickr. It's been more than six years since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law and well over two years since it officially became the health law of the land....

  • Repeal or retain? Election opens final act for Obamacare

    Yahoo! Tech - 21 Aug 2016 10:14:59 UT

    Election Day 2016 will raise the curtain on the final act in the nation's long-running political drama over President Obama's health care overhaul. After years of debating health care politics and...

  • Obamacare has gone from the President's greatest achievement to a 'slow motion death spiral'

    Business Insider - 21 Aug 2016 10:14:22 UT

    It has not been a good week for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare. A slew of news, from insurers dropping out to possible fraud among healthcare providers, has all...

  • Opponents seek to define Morgan Carroll in the mold of Hillary Clinton

    Denver Post - 21 Aug 2016 06:08:56 UT

    Democratic congressional candidate Morgan Carroll stood among friends in her campaign office in Douglas County, a poster of Barack Obama smiling down from the wall to her right. At Carroll’s left...

  • Is This the Beginning of Obamacare's Death Spiral?

    Motley Fool - 20 Aug 2016 18:25:47 UT

    Image source: White House on Flickr.  Since its inception, the Affordable Care Act has been a controversial law. Though it has undeniably lowered the uninsured rate to record lows -- Gallup pegs...

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