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It's not just Humana (-9.6%) suffering from prospective declines in reimbursement rates for...

It's not just Humana (-9.6%) suffering from prospective declines in reimbursement rates for Medicare Advantage plans in 2014, with UnitedHealth (UNH) -5.2%, Cigna (CI) -5.5%, Aetna (AET) -3.5% and Universal America (UAM) -8.95%.
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  • Lakeaffect
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    The Affordable Healthcare Act was passed in 2009 and included these cuts. So why the big surprise today, all of a sudden? Did it take this long for the smart money to slip quietly out the exits?

     

    Wait 'til the cuts start coming in against the hospitals and doctors.
    Hospital property reits anyone?
    19 Feb 2013, 10:47 AM Reply Like
  • kwm3
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    Dear Sir, you're assuming Wall St. money is super smart in asking the question.
    19 Feb 2013, 05:05 PM Reply Like
  • Teutonic Knight
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    About time people realize the travails of ObamaCare. Add to my list of the Obama Wave, the Obama Golf, and the Obama Basketball now.

     

    Hooray!! The Albatross is speaking again this morning, yet another desperate plea for 'avoiding cuts' with the parasitic, bloated, and ghetto federal civil service!!
    19 Feb 2013, 11:26 AM Reply Like
  • Whitehawk
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    Cost shifting from Medicare and Medicaid have driven up medical costs for everyone else.
    19 Feb 2013, 12:10 PM Reply Like
  • caupachow
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    This is only the start of the game called 0bamacare, it will only get better from here.
    19 Feb 2013, 03:00 PM Reply Like
  • kwm3
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    These companies were making it hand over fist at your expense. Squeezing their margins is good for you. Yet the comments above see it as bad and socialist--apparently such folks like to pay the companies more, and to give away their hard earned money to keep margins at these companies big and fat. WTF? Bizarro world.
    19 Feb 2013, 05:08 PM Reply Like
  • caupachow
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    Kwm3, would it be bizarre to squeeze the margins of Apple or Google and force them to sell their products/services at rates set by the government? THAT is bizarre to me.
    19 Feb 2013, 11:59 PM Reply Like
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