Managed-care stocks are higher after much-awaited HHS regulations - which set minimum...

|By:, SA News Editor

Managed-care stocks are higher after much-awaited HHS regulations - which set minimum medical-spending ratios for insurers - "remove a policy overhang, and are somewhat more positive than expected." Starting January, insurers must spend a minimum 80-85% of premiums on healthcare. HUM +4%. WLP +2.1%. AET +1.6%