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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 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
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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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
By Sarah Lee
A new Gallup poll shows 70 percent of those surveyed believe the U.S. health care system is beset by significant problems, while 30 percent said they believe it has no problems or only minor problems.
January 24, 2019
The California Legislature is considering an individual mandate that would effectively force young, healthy Californians to purchase health insurance.
January 16, 2019
The New York City Council is supporting a proposal from Albany to take over the state’s health care system by creating a “Medicare for All” program, over the objections of hospitals and labor union leaders.
January 16, 2019
Twelve state attorneys general filed a lawsuit against several information technology companies and their subsidiaries, alleging poor business practices led directly to the theft of private health care data of 3.9 million people in a 2015 data breach.
January 11, 2019
A retired trucker has filed paper - work to put Medicaid expansion on Missouri’s 2020 election ballot.
January 11, 2019
By Sarah Lee
Montana’s governor is attempting to continue the state’s Medicaid expansion program, even though voters in the 2018 election rejected a ballot initiative to continue it.
January 11, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
Nebraska’s Medicaid expansion is creating a budget crisis that will likely force cuts to other government programs.
January 8, 2019
By Sarah Lee
The number of patient visits to U.S. emergency rooms increased by 31 percent from 2012 to 2016, a new study reports.
January 8, 2019
By Ashley Bateman
OneCare Vermont—the state’s all-payer health care network that works in tandem with Medicare, Medicaid, commercial, and self-funded insurance programs —is coming under increased scrutiny, as administrators failed to release data on the program.
January 2, 2019
Young Americans have the lowest rate of use of primary care doctors, a new survey reports.
January 2, 2019
By Ashley Bateman
Pending confirmation by the 116th Congress, Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) says he will fill the seat of retiring Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and address health care affordability and high drug prices in his new role.
December 27, 2018
Alaska lawmakers are expected to reintroduce a measure to repeal the state’s certificate of need (CON) laws, which limit the services health care providers can offer.
December 27, 2018
By Leo Pusateri
Texas was joined by 19 other states in a so-far successful federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
December 27, 2018
By Ashley Bateman
An Idaho think tank has filed a lawsuit asking the state’s Supreme Court to block a scheduled expansion of Medicaid.
December 27, 2018
A plan by Minnesota-based Land O’Lakes, Inc. to begin selling AHPs across state lines in Nebraska meets the state insurance standards required to begin offering the plans, Nebraska Department of Insurance Director Bruce Ramge says.
December 19, 2018
The Maryland General Assembly is considering a bill that would establish a “health insurance down payment plan” requiring residents to purchase health insurance or else pay a state tax penalty for being uninsured.
December 19, 2018
During the 2019 open-enrollment period for health insurance coverage, fewer Americans signed-up for health insurance through Obamacare exchanges than in the previous year.
December 19, 2018
By Leo Pusateri
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) have introduced legislation to impose price controls on the pharmaceutical market.
December 19, 2018
By Ashley Bateman
Forty organizations have sent President Donald Trump a letter asking him to revoke what they characterize as an unfair and illegal Medicare rule previously imposed by executive fiat.
December 17, 2018
By Madeline Fry
Medicaid expansion was a central issue in the midterm elections in Georgia, with the candidates for governor tangling over whether expanding Medicaid would improve residents’ access to health care.
December 17, 2018
By Christopher Talgo
Land O’Lakes, a member-owned dairy industry cooperative based in Arden Hills, Minnesota, announced it will be the first company in the United States to launch a multistate group association health plan (AHP) under rules put into place by the Trump admin.
December 17, 2018
U.S. Senate Democrats failed in their effort to revoke the Trump administration’s rule extending the allowed period for short-term, limited-duration (STLD) health insurance plans.
December 17, 2018
By Sarah Lee
The U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Treasury, and Labor released a 114-page report detailing an agenda for health care deregulation meant to reduce prices and increase quality and access.