Merck Revenue and Profit Falls

Merck posted declines in sales and profit as the pharmaceutical giant gave revenue projections below analyst forecasts and earnings expectations on the lower end of them.

Aetna's 4Q Profit Rises

Health insurer Aetna reported a 38 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by strong performance in its government business that sells Medicare and Medicaid plans.

Mixed Views on ACA Ahead of Consumer Deadline

With concerns over healthcare costs and access top of mind for most, consumers should be aware of changes to the Affordable Care Act going into effect this year. The deadline for open enrollment is Jan. 31.