In spite of their opposition to "Obamacare," health insurance firms such as WLP, UNH, and AET...


In spite of their opposition to "Obamacare," health insurance firms such as WLP, UNH, and AET have performed well since 2010's reform bill was passed: a Bloomberg study estimates the insurers' average operating margin rose to 8.24% in the 6 quarters since the bill became law, compared with 6.88% in the 18 months prior to its passage. Rising Medicare and Medicaid revenues are behind the surge.

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  • tigersam
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    These companies were scaring public before Obamcare passed regarding their benefits. So far no changes for me.
    5 Jan 2012, 12:15 PM Reply Like
  • phxcrane
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    Shouldn't it be called Obaminable care.
    5 Jan 2012, 12:33 PM Reply Like
  • youngman442002
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    Its not in force yet....just wait..I see alot of drug shortages already
    5 Jan 2012, 12:43 PM Reply Like
  • tigersam
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    May be I should by pharma stocks. But again Lily gave bad warning today.
    5 Jan 2012, 01:11 PM Reply Like
  • youngman442002
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    Nearly 615,000 Coloradans were on Medicaid in November, by far a record high, officials said Wednesday, attributing the vast bulk of the growth to economic hard times rather than recent eligibility expansions.

     

    "We've had a mushrooming of clients," Sue Birch, director of the state Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, told members of the legislature's Joint Budget Committee.

     

    Birch said the 614,146 Coloradans enrolled in Medicaid in November represented a 57.7 percent increase over January 2007.

     

    "This is an all-time historical high," she said.

     

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    5 Jan 2012, 12:46 PM Reply Like
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