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Trump move on healthcare religious freedom prompts discrimination fears

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The Trump administration's move on Thursday to protect healthcare workers who refuse to perform abortions and other medical procedures on religious or moral grounds is raising fears among some civil rights and medical groups that it will provide legal cover for otherwise unlawful discrimination.

Exclusive: J&J attracts Chinese interest for diabetes business in potential $3-4 billion deal - sources

HONG KONG Chinese bidders are circling a diabetes care business owned by the world's largest healthcare company Johnson & Johnson in a deal that could fetch up to $4 billion, five people with direct knowledge told Reuters.

Jan 17 2018

U.S. healthcare uninsured rises most in near decade: Gallup

WASHINGTON The number of Americans without healthcare insurance rose by 3.2 million people between 2016 and 2017, or 1.3 percentage points to 12.2 percent, according to a Gallup poll released on Tuesday, the biggest jump in the uninsured rate in nearly a decade.

U.S., Health Jan 16 2018

Drugmaker Dermapharm gears up for likely first German IPO of 2018

FRANKFURT German drugmaker Dermapharm is preparing for an initial public offering (IPO), probably stealing a march on much larger Siemens' healthcare unit Healthineers as the first stock market flotation in Germany this year.

Jan 15 2018

Illinois nursing homes sue state over low Medicaid rates

CHICAGO A handful of Illinois-based nursing homes sued the state's Department of Healthcare and Family Services on Friday, saying low Medicaid rates are jeopardizing their ability to provide adequate quality of care.

U.S., Health Jan 12 2018

Rising rents, healthcare costs boost underlying U.S. inflation

WASHINGTON Underlying U.S. consumer prices recorded their largest increase in 11 months in December on strong gains in the cost of rental accommodation and healthcare, bolstering expectations that inflation will accelerate this year.

Jan 12 2018

U.S. core consumer prices post biggest gain in 11 months

WASHINGTON Underlying U.S. consumer prices recorded their largest increase in 11 months in December amid strong gains in the cost of rental accommodation and healthcare, bolstering expectations that inflation will gain momentum this year.

Jan 12 2018

Centene says over 1.4 million sign up for Obamacare plans

U.S. health insurer Centene Corp said on Monday more than 1.4 million people had paid for its insurance plans via the federal Obamacare marketplace as of Jan. 7.

U.S., Health Jan 08 2018

Siemens to list Healthineers unit in March: sources

MUNICH Siemens plans to list its 40 billion euro ($48 billion) healthcare unit Healthineers in March, two people close to the matter said, as the group hopes to execute the deal while market conditions are favorable.

Jan 08 2018

Trump administration rule would let more Americans drop Obamacare

WASHINGTON The Trump administration on Thursday proposed a rule to allow Americans who are self-employed or work for small businesses to buy health insurance that does not comply with all Obamacare requirements in an effort to unwind the 2010 healthcare law.

U.S., Health Jan 04 2018