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DOJ: UnitedHealth improperly overcharged medicare

Ipsita Smolinski, Capitol Street and Bertha Coombs, CNBC, weigh in on what fallout to expect to see for United Health and for the rest of the health insurance industry.


Health care spending in US expected to jump: CMS

The growth rate of health care spending is expected to jump this year, CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports.


Former Obamacare exec says changes aren't enough to prevent insurer exit

Andy Slavitt, Director of CMS under the Obama administration, tells Bertha Coombs new Trump administration rules to stabilize insurance markets are not enough, if they want to stop insurers from following Humana’s move to drop out of exchanges in 2018.


Humana issues guidance, raises dividend to $0.40

Humana releases its guidance after calling off its merger with Aetna. Also, Cigna sues Anthem, seeking reverse termination fee. CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports.


Cigna terminates merger with Anthem

CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports the latest on how Cigna is suing Anthem and expanding its buyback program to a total of $3.7 billion.


Anthem: Committed to closing the deal

CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports the latest on Anthem responding by saying Cigna does not have the right to terminate the deal.


Aetna and Humana call it quits on potential merger

CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports the latest on Aetna and Humana ending their merger agreement after a court sided with the Justice Department objections to the combination.


Santoli: Clearly another turn of the dial for this reflation trade

CNBC's Mike Santoli; James Bianco, Bianco Research; CNBC's Bertha Coombs; and Marc Harris, RBC Capital, weigh in on the current markets as it hits another record close.


Will Cigna take a stab at another mega merger?

Is the end near for the Anthem-Cigna deal? CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports on where the deal currently stands.


Aetna CEO: Selling insurance across state lines is outdated

Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini speaks with CNBC's Bertha Coombs about the risks of the Affordable Care Act for the company and the potential for repeal and replacement of the law.