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Trump: Affordable Care Act a 'disaster"

Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, says Obamacare has to be repealed and replace.


Stirred by Sanders, Democrats shift left on health care

WASHINGTON— More Democrats seem to be having doubts about the federal health care law, a contentious issue for most of President Barack Obama's tenure and one of the defining elements of his legacy. Bernie Sanders' call for " Medicare for all" appears to have rekindled aspirations for more ambitious changes beyond "Obamacare." For example, in the latest installment...

Source: The Associated Press

UPDATE 2-Humana may exit Obamacare individual plans in some states

May 4- U.S. health insurer Humana Inc, which plans to be bought by larger Aetna Inc, is considering ending the sale of Obamacare individual plans in some states in 2017 to stem losses there. Humana's individual business, which sells plans under President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, has been a drag on results, and the company still expects to lose money this...

Source: Reuters

UPDATE 1-Humana mulls exiting Obamacare individual plans in some states

Humana's net income fell to $234 million, or $1.56 per share, in the first quarter, from $430 million, or $2.82 per share, a year earlier, due to higher costs in its retail business. Besides Obamacare individual plans, the business also sells Medicare Advantage plans and prescription drug plans, among others. Revenue slipped to $13.80 billion from $13.83 billion.

Source: Reuters

How Obamacare could replace employer health benefits

Obamacare is under threat from politicians. Here's how the affordable care act can work for employers, says industry veteran Denny Weinberg.


Kudlow: Obama is suffocating business investment and the economy

The Obama administration is stifling business spending—and the economy—with its policies, says Larry Kudlow. Radical reform is urgently needed.


Aetna CEO wants these changes to Obamacare before he supports it

Aetna CEO and Chairman Mark Bertolini talked to CNBC about the company's earnings, raising drug prices and much-needed changes to Obamacare.


Aetna CEO: Tight connection between cost of drugs and premiums

Mark Bertolini, Aetna Chairman & CEO, talks about the company's quarterly earnings, Obamacare exchanges and drug pricing.


UPDATE 2-Aetna adds more individual Obamacare customers than projected

*1st- qtr oper EPS $2.30 vs. est. of $2.23. April 28- Aetna Inc said more customers opted for its Obamacare plans in the first quarter than it had expected, but added that the program needed to be more flexible to become sustainable. The health insurer hopes that the next government would allow companies to tailor Obamacare individual plans every year, just like it does...

Source: Reuters

How Obamacare is helping one insurer grow its business

UnitedHealth is pulling out of most state health-care exchanges, but Centene is benefiting from Medicaid expansion, CEO Michael Neidorff says.