Healthcare Reform

Amedisys CEO sees 200-plus targets for deals, partnerships

- Amedisys Inc has compiled a long list of potential acquisition targets as it prepares for a shakeout in the highly fragmented home healthcare industry, its chief executive said Tuesday.

U.S. appeals court stays ruling on nuns challenge to contraception mandate

DENVER - A federal appeals court on Friday put on hold its ruling that an order of Roman Catholic nuns must comply with a contraception mandate to President Barack Obama's healthcare law, giving the group time to petition the U.S. Supreme Court.

21 Aug 2015

Republican Walker proposes health tax credits by age, not income

WASHINGTON - Republican presidential contender Scott Walker on Tuesday unveiled his healthcare plan: repeal Obamacare and replace it with age-based tax credits that Americans could use to offset the cost of purchasing their own coverage.

18 Aug 2015

GE to sell healthcare finance business to Capital One for $9 billion

- General Electric Co said it would sell its U.S. healthcare finance unit to credit card lender Capital One Financial Corp for about $9 billion as it winds down its finance arm and returns to its industrial roots.

11 Aug 2015

Food insecurity and high healthcare costs go hand in hand

(Reuters Health) - People with severe food insecurity, who struggle the most to put food on the table, have healthcare costs more than twice as high as people who are food secure, according to a new Canadian study.

10 Aug 2015

China's much-hyped healthcare reform drive stuck in first gear

SHANGHAI - Li Tiantian, a Chinese doctor turned tech entrepreneur, is a leading light of the country's much-trumpeted healthcare reform drive. His medical networking platform DXY.com links two million doctors across China and has attracted funding from tech giants like Tencent.

World, Health 09 Aug 2015

Exclusive: Capital One nears deal to acquire GE health finance unit - sources

- Credit card lender Capital One Financial Corp is in exclusive talks to acquire General Electric Co's U.S. healthcare finance unit, in a deal likely to top $10 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

06 Aug 2015

Exclusive: Capital One nears deal to acquire GE health finance unit - sources

- Credit card lender Capital One Financial Corp is in exclusive talks to acquire General Electric Co's U.S. healthcare finance unit, in a deal likely to top $10 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

06 Aug 2015

U.S. hospitals urge DOJ antitrust probe of Anthem-Cigna deal

NEW YORK - U.S. hospitals urged antitrust regulators this week to consider whether health insurer Anthem Inc's planned acquisition of rival Cigna Corp would boost healthcare costs.

06 Aug 2015

IBM to buy Merge Healthcare in $1 billion deal

- IBM Corp said it would buy medical image company Merge Healthcare Inc in a $1 billion deal and combine it with its newly formed health analytics unit, which is powered by its famous Watson supercomputer.

06 Aug 2015

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