Florida faces a budget hole as the Obama administration refuses to give the state all the money it wants for uncompensated hospital costs.» Read More
WASHINGTON, Jan 26- The Obama administration on Monday unveiled an ambitious plan to control health costs by moving the $2.9 trillion U.S. health systems away from costly fee-for-service medicine, beginning with the Medicare program for the elderly and disabled. About 20 percent of traditional Medicare payments, a sum worth $72 billion, currently go to...
WASHINGTON, Jan 26- The Obama administration on Monday unveiled an ambitious plan to control health costs by moving the $2.9 trillion U.S. health systems away from costly fee-for-service medicine, beginning with the Medicare program for the elderly and disabled. About 20 percent of traditional Medicare payments currently go to providers with cost-saving...
SAN FRANCISCO/ WASHINGTON Jan 15- U.S. healthcare executives say Obamacare is likely here to stay, despite repeated calls from Republican lawmakers for repeal of the 2010 law aimed at providing health coverage for millions of uninsured Americans. Top executives who gathered in San Francisco this week for the annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare conference, say that...
Jan 7- The percentage of Americans without health insurance fell 4.2 percentage points to an average of 12.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014 due to the expansion of coverage through the U.S. The Affordable Care Act expanded Medicaid coverage to more people in about half the U.S. states and also introduced new coverage nationwide that is available to all...
Florida so far has rejected expanding Medicaid benefits to nearly all poor adults, but several factors could change that soon.
The Medicaid enrollment rate is 17 percent higher than the average monthly enrollment right before Obamacare started.
Obamacare will shrink the gap between uninsured rates of different racial groups, but expanding Medicaid nationally would shrink the differences more.
Between Nov. 15, when enrollment opened, and Dec. 12, nearly 2.5 million people signed up in the 36 states where these plans are sold through the HealthCare.gov website, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said in an e-mailed statement that also appeared on its blog. Data from states that operate their own websites, such as California and New York, is not...
Drug giant Sanofi is juggling legal and regulatory issues surrounding three cases involving alleged payments or inducements to medical providers.
NEW YORK, Dec 3- U.S. healthcare spending last year increased 3.6 percent over 2012, the smallest rate of growth since 1960, government officials announced on Wednesday. Per capita growth slowed even more, from 3.4 percent in 2012 to 2.9 percent last year, found the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. That modest increase likely reflects pressure that...
A lawsuit accuses drug maker Sanofi and top executives, including its ousted CEO, of a million-dollar kickback scheme to promote diabetes drug sales.
With the midterm elections Tuesday, businesses in select states have much at stake with ballot outcomes that could impact marijuana use, minimum wages and Medicaid.
WellPoint's profit beat expectations as the company's customer numbers grew due Medicaid growth and new subsidized individual health plans.
Jeff Merkley, a U.S. senator from Oregon, was improperly enrolled into low-income Medicaid by Cover Oregon.
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.
Medicare’s five-year-old rating system to help families select nursing homes relies on unverified, incomplete and often misleading data. The NYT reports.
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.
Former Sen. Bob Kerrey, (D-Neb.), shares his thoughts on the runaway costs of government programs, including health care.