Toby Cosgrove, Cleveland Clinic CEO, discusses the impact of the Affordable Care Act on patients, including what they will pay and the strain on the nation's Medicare and Medicaid systems. And Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini, weighs in.» Read More
ANN ARBOR, Mich.— The initial success of Michigan's Medicaid expansion could be useful to other states considering their own plans under the Affordable Care Act, according to a report by a team of University of Michigan Medical School researchers. John Ayanian, team leader and director of the University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy and...
PORTLAND, Ore.— Oregon is cutting its last ties with a botched health insurance exchange portal built by Oracle Corp. as the state and the high-tech company pursue lawsuits against each other. Oregon had planned to salvage some of the Oracle- built portal to enroll people in Medicaid, but officials have now decided to scrap that project as well and will use another...
WASHINGTON— While Republicans in Congress shout, "Repeal Obamacare," GOP governors in many states have quietly accepted the law's major Medicaid expansion. John Kasich says he doesn't think there will be a repeal in Washington, even if Republicans win a Senate majority and consolidate their hold on the House in next month's election. Kasich called The...
RICHMOND, Va.— Virginia is getting $9.3 million in federal funding to help residents sign up for health insurance. Terry McAuliffe said the money will help hire more than 100 people to help with enrollment that runs from Nov. 15 through Feb. 15. The grant awarded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services allows Virginia to partner with the Virginia...
Jeff Merkley, a U.S. senator from Oregon, was improperly enrolled into low-income Medicaid by Cover Oregon.
WASHINGTON, Oct 2- The U.S. Supreme Court is set to decide in a case coming from Idaho whether private medical providers can sue a state in order to raise Medicaid reimbursement rates to deal with rising medical costs. Medicaid is a federal health insurance program for lower-income people that is administered by the states. Idaho's lawyers say that in order to...
*Medicaid expansion key part of Obama's healthcare reform. Up to a dozen states, including several led by Republicans, could move forward with plans to expand coverage under Medicaid after the November elections. Texas Governor Rick Perry once said expanding Medicaid would be similar to "adding a thousand people to the Titanic."
A report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said nearly three-quarters of the savings, $4.2 billion, would occur in states that have opted to expand the Medicaid healthcare program for the poor as part of the law, popularly known as Obamacare.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, stymied in his efforts to expand Medicaid in the state, Monday said he would extend health coverage to 25,000 people.
Hospitals in states that expanded Medicaid are reaping financial benefits in excess of original estimates, a new report found.
Pennsylvania's Medicaid expansion plan could be changed a bit if Democrat Tom Wolf beats Gov. Tom Corbett this fall.
WASHINGTON, Aug 26- Three firms involved in the troubled Obamacare website HealthCare.gov have seen their contract values exceed initial estimates by more than a quarter-billion dollars, including the lead IT contractor at the time of the site's botched rollout, government data shows.
Medicare’s five-year-old rating system to help families select nursing homes relies on unverified, incomplete and often misleading data. The NYT reports.
NEW YORK,- A Manhattan federal judge on Thursday said the U.S. Department of Justice may pursue most of its lawsuit accusing Novartis AG of civil fraud for allegedly using kickbacks to boost sales of drugs covered by Medicare and Medicaid.
NEW YORK, Aug 7- A Manhattan federal judge on Thursday said the U.S. Department of Justice may pursue most of its lawsuit accusing Novartis AG of civil fraud for allegedly using kickbacks to boost sales of drugs covered by Medicare and Medicaid.
In California, however, insurers' projections of 2014 medical spending were fairly accurate. Other companies planning to sell 2015 Obamacare policies in California include Kaiser Permanente, Health Net, and Molina Healthcare. California is the largest of about a dozen states to announce proposed 2015 rates.
In California, however, insurers' projections of 2014 medical spending were fairly accurate. California is the largest of about a dozen states to announce proposed 2015 rates.
WASHINGTON, July 31- U.S. consumers who purchase private health coverage through the federal Obamacare website HealthCare.gov are likely to find only modestly higher premiums but may still have technical problems signing up, a top health official said on Thursday.
CHICAGO, July 31- U.S. hospitals are getting a stronger-than-expected benefit from a new influx of low-income patients whose bills are paid by the government's Medicaid program, raising their profit forecasts as a result.
WASHINGTON, July 30- Ten months after the botched rollout of HealthCare.gov, Obamacare's federal health insurance exchange is still dogged by cost overruns and technology delays that could hamper enrollment when it resumes in November, a U.S. watchdog said.