Tag Archives: Aetna Inc.

GOP Senate bill ignites massive rally in healthcare stocks; remember the dot-com era?

US healthcare stocks posted sharp gains last week, with pharma, hospitals and insurers climbing after Senate Republicans released a draft bill to scrap Obamacare, while a recent explosion in biotech… Read more »

Humana bails Obamacare exchanges; signals beginning of the end of private insurer involvement

The News: Humana Inc. (Louisville KY) said it will leave the commercial individual insurance business effective in 2018, including coverage offered on public exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, after being unable to… Read more »

Aetna-Humana takeover blocked; mega-merger mania flies out the window, though smaller deals beckon

The News: The proposed combination of health insurers Aetna and Humana has been stopped by a federal judge. The deal, in which Aetna proposed to buy Humana for $37 billion, has been… Read more »

Health insurer lobby group seeks delay in 2018 Obamacare deadline; GOP must reckon with AHIP’s foresight, however self-serving

U.S. health insurers signaled Tuesday (December 6, 2016) that they’re willing to give up a cornerstone provision of Obamacare that requires all Americans to have insurance, replacing it with a… Read more »

Antitrust Trial for Anthem, Cigna Begins; what to expect with Republicans in charge

Anthem Inc. (Indianapolis IN), Cigna Corp. (Bloomfield CT) and the U.S. government on Monday (November 21, 2016) offered a federal judge very different views of the impact their proposed $48… Read more »

Obamacare startup Oscar racks up $45-million 3Q Loss; Trump’s healthcare agenda meddling with in-law’s $2.7-billion bet

Oscar Insurance Corp. (New York City), the Silicon Valley-backed healthcare startup, continued to lose tens of millions of dollars in the third quarter as the company exits some markets and works… Read more »

Anthem misses Street’s 3Q street profit forecast; threat to leave Obamacare a much bigger worry

Health insurance giant Anthem Inc. (Indianapolis IN) said it expects its individual business under the Affordable Care Act to return to “slight profitability” in 2017, but won’t commit to providing such coverage… Read more »

Aetna tops Wall Street’s 3Q expectations; So just how bad is it out there?

Aetna Inc.’s (Hartford CT) third-quarter earnings rose nearly 8% to top Wall Street forecasts, as growing government business and cost cutting countered higher costs from the health insurer’s Affordable Care… Read more »

Obama Administration Predicts ACA Enrollment to Grow by 1.1 Million in 2017; Question is How?

The US Health and Human Services Department estimates that more than 1 million additional people will sign up for health insurance on the Obamacare exchanges for 2017 compared with 2016,… Read more »

Obamacare Marketplace Expected to Shrink by 1.14 Million as Insurers Flee ACA; Lessons to Learn from Medicare?

An increasing number of people in Obamacare are learning that their health insurance plans won’t be available under the program next year, forcing them to find alternative coverage amidst dwindling… Read more »