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Carl McDonald

Health care in 2014: Obamacare Enrollment Will Fall Short

Carl McDonald, a senior analyst at Citi Investment Research, expects that insurers will raise rates, but because of Obamacare fees and taxes, they won't see higher profits. "In our view, there is no question that premium rates are going to rise by a lot more in 2014 than we've seen this ...

Out-of-Pocket Expenses May Be Higher Than Expected

"This could be the next shoe to drop, as people don't realize that if they're buying a bronze plan, they may have to pay $5,000 out of pocket before it contributes a penny," said Carl McDonald, senior analyst with Citi Investment Research, speaking at a Washington, D.C., conference last ...

Analysts: Nov. 30 a make-or-break day for Obamacare – Boehner fails, then succeeds at enrollment in...

“It all comes down to Nov. 30,” said Carl McDonald, a senior analyst at Citi Investment Research, at a D.C. conference hosted by the Center for Studying Health System Change. “If the website is not functioning on Nov. 30, then I think you see a stampede of Democratic legislators in risky ...

Look closely at all costs of plan

“This could be the next shoe to drop, as people don't realize that if they're buying a bronze plan, they may have to pay $5,000 out of pocket before it contributes a penny,” Carl McDonald, senior analyst with Citi Investment Research, said at a conference last month in Washington. ...

In Some Plans, High Deductible Comes Before Doctor

"This could be the next shoe to drop, as people don't realize that if they're buying a bronze plan, they may have to pay $5,000 out of pocket before it contributes a penny," said Carl McDonald, senior analyst with Citi Investment Research, speaking at a Washington, D.C., conference last ...

Magellan Health slumps as analyst lowers rating

THE SPARK: Citi Investment Research analyst Carl McDonald said investors are underestimating how much income the company stands to lose. He said the company will lose four major contracts in 2014, which could cost it up to 40 percent of its 2013 earnings before interest, taxes...

Molina Healthcare rises on 4Q income and outlook

THE ANALYSIS: Citi Investment Research analyst Carl McDonald said the company's profit margins are getting better, a trend that continued during the fourth quarter. He said Molina can continue to focus on further improvement since it does not have any major new contracts starting up in ...

Magellan slumps after announcing CEO change

THE ANALYSIS: Citi Investment Research analyst Carl McDonald said the per-share forecast assumes the company won't buy back more stock. However the company bought back $16.8 million in stock this fall, and it has about $150 million remaining on its share repurchase authorization. ...

Analysts Predict Lower Enrollment Growth Under CMS's Proposed Rate Cut for MA Pl...

Carl McDonald, a director at Citi Investment Research, said the cut “will make it difficult for the Medicare focused plans to achieve their targeted earnings growth rates.” Raskin predicted that the MA growth rate could be in the 3 percent to 5 percent range, rather than 8 percent to 9 ...

UnitedHealth Group reports strong 2013 results

In a research note, Citi Investment Research's Carl McDonald pointed out that Medicare Advantage rates for 2015 are now expected to be reduced by 5%. “The industry is lobbying to mitigate those cuts, but it would be useful to understand the 2015 impact if the cuts are implemented as ...

Analysts: Website Looms Large in ACA's Success

Democratic lawmakers vulnerable to election challengers could stampede to find legislation to delay the law's individual mandate or extend its open-enrollment period, Carl McDonald, senior analyst with Citi Investment Research, said here at the 18th Annual Wall Street Comes to Washington ...

Health Insurance Innovations (HIIQ): A Good Obamacare Stock? : Small Stock Gems

In addition, the perfect storm hits traditional, our competitors, individual major medical plans as costs increase markedly and distribution to distributors decreases as PPACA take effect.” Finally and back in March, Citi Investment Research analyst Carl McDonald issued a note which ...

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