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May 24, 2019
A federal judge struck down the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) 2018 rule that loosened regulations on association health plans (AHP), temporary group health insurance plans for small businesses and associations, which are not subject to the same require
May 24, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
Health care consumers in Florida could soon be entering a new era of choice and competition as the state legislature has passed a bill eliminating much of the state’s certificate of need (CON) laws.
May 17, 2019
By Leo Pusateri
Travel and wait times for health care cost patients $89 billion annually, according to an analysis by Altarum, giving new vigor to legislative arguments supporting telemedicine.
May 17, 2019
By Ashley Herzog
Physicians are increasingly leaving private practices to join hospital networks, states a new report from the Physicians Advocacy Institute.
May 17, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
Following Arizona’s lead, Georgia, Texas, and Washington State are considering bans or mandated arbitration and price transparency in response to consumer complaints about surprise medical bills from out-of-network providers.
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May 17, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt requested an audit of the state’s Medicaid program to determine whether enrollees meet federal eligibility requirements.
May 17, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
The U.S. Supreme Court rejected Maryland’s 2017 law that allowed the attorney general to review and regulate price increases of generic or off-patent drugs.
April 4, 2019
By Jane M. Orient, M.D.
If the government is the ultimate authority on your “health care,” remember that its tools for checking whether a child has a life-threatening disease such as meningitis include battering rams and assault rifles.
February 25, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
Congressional Democrats and one Republican are proposing a package of bills they say will lower drug prices, including a measure giving Medicare more power to set drug prices.
February 25, 2019
By Nicole Staley
Maine’s newly elected chief executive, Gov. Janet Mills, has instructed the state’s Department of Health and Human Services to move forward with Medicaid expansion.
February 25, 2019
By Ashley Bateman
For most of the past decade, Medicaid has been overwhelming Virginia’s budget to the point where the state is now expecting a $462.5 million shortfall over the next two years and lawmakers are torn over how to make up the difference.
February 25, 2019
By Ashley Bateman
Virginia lawmakers passed a set of bills that would open the door for greater use of telemedicine.
February 24, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
During his first weeks on the job, California’s new governor, Gavin Newsom, restated his intent to turn his state into a single-payer health care system, provide “state-based support” for illegal immigrants ages 19 to 26, expand insurance subsidies and re
February 24, 2019
By Ashley Bateman
Virginia lawmakers passed a set of bills that would open the door for greater use of telemedicine.
February 22, 2019
By Brandon Best
Oregon is considering taking the idea of “nanny state” to a new level with a program that would send government-sanctioned health care workers to the homes of new parents to make sure newborns are getting proper care and screening.
January 28, 2019
By Sarah Lee
The Heartland Institute, which publishes Health Care News, has released a Policy Brief for state legislators on the myriad benefits of dental therapy.
January 28, 2019
By Ashley Bateman
Drug maker Sandoz announced it will debut a generic EpiPen model that provides a more affordable option for the rising number of allergy patients in the United States.
January 24, 2019
The Trump administration released a new report, “Reforming America’s Healthcare System Through Choice and Competition,” which outlines a series of free-market health care policy solutions.
January 24, 2019
The California Legislature is considering an individual mandate that would effectively force young, healthy Californians to purchase health insurance.
January 24, 2019
By Ashley Bateman
A federal judge ruled in favor of a state-led coalition arguing that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional following the repeal of the individual mandate.