In The News

  1. GAO Report: Poor Planning And Oversight Led To Website Woes

    The government watchdog organization also found that more problems could emerge in the upcoming enrollment season. Investigators suggested implementation of a cost-control plan and improved oversight procedures, among other steps.

    (Daily Report) 10:10AM ET

  2. House Authorizes Boehner To Proceed With Lawsuit Against President Obama

    The House voted mostly along party lines to proceed with the lawsuit against President Barack Obama. The legal challenge, which focuses on last year's White House decision to delay the employer mandate, alleges that the president's use of executive power is unconstitutional.

    (Daily Report) 10:09AM ET

  3. Few States Plan To Extend Medicaid Pay Raise For Primary Care Docs

    Also in the news, the Government Accountability Office examines Medicaid's supplemental payments to hospitals and health care providers.

    (Daily Report) 9:37AM ET

  4. IOM Report Calling For Medical Education Reform Could Set Up Major Battle Over Funding

    The report, which says the $15 billion spent annually to train doctors is failing, could lead to congressional battles and rivalries among doctors' groups.

    (Daily Report) 9:37AM ET

  5. Hospital 'Observation Stays' Scrutinized By Senate Aging Committee

    Meanwhile, on the House side, the Energy and Commerce Committee approved legislation that would allow people with group health insurance to keep policies that don’t conform to the health law's standards.

    (Daily Report) 9:36AM ET

  6. Minn. Exchange Will Add $3.16 Million For Repairs; Cover Oregon's Problems Lead To Political Casualties

    News outlets report on developments regarding state online insurance marketplaces.

    (Daily Report) 9:36AM ET

  7. Cigna's Quarterly Earnings Up

    Gains driven largely by global benefits operation after Cigna reported earlier that its business on the health law marketplaces was soft. News outlets also examine Humana and WellPoint's earnings.

    (Daily Report) 9:36AM ET

  8. House Approves Sweeping Overhaul Of Vets' Health Care System

    The chamber passed the $16.3 billion measure 420 to 5, and it is expected to clear the Senate by the end of the day Thursday.

    (Daily Report) 9:35AM ET

  9. Viewpoints: GOP Lawsuit Against Obama On Health Law Is Not A 'Stunt'; 'Wisdom' Lacking In The House; The Danger Of Cyberattacks On Hospitals

    A selection of editorials and opinions on health care from around the country.

    (Daily Report) 9:34AM ET

  10. State Highlights: Maryland's Top Health Official Leaving For Johns Hopkins

    A selection of health policy stories from New York, Massachusetts, Illinois, North Carolina and Kansas.

    (Daily Report) 9:34AM ET

  11. Capsules: 6 States, D.C. Extending Medicaid Pay Raise Next Year To Primary Care Doctors

    Check out what's new on KHN's blog, Capsules.

    (Daily Report) 9:33AM ET

  12. Consumers Asked To Verify Income, Other Information — Or Risk Losing Government Subsidies For Health Insurance

    The HHS is contacting hundreds of thousands of people with subsidized health plans bought under the ACA to verify their eligibility,

    (Daily Report) 9:33AM ET

  13. Political Cartoon: 'Teething Pains?'

    Take a look at KHN's lighter side, featuring today's cartoon and health policy haiku.

    (Daily Report) 9:33AM ET

  14. Longer Looks: Pittsburgh's 'Frayed Safety Net'; Curing Cancer

    Every week KHN reporter Marissa Evans finds interesting reads from around the Web.

    (Daily Report) 9:33AM ET

  15. Report Touches Off Fight Over Future Of Doctor Training Program

    Lawmakers may split over the Institute of Medicine’s proposals to redirect funding.

    (Daily Report) 9:32AM ET

  16. First Edition: July 31, 2014

    Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports about the possible hazards that the future might hold for healthcare.gov.

    (Daily Report) 7:29AM ET

  17. Consumers asked to verify income, other information — or risk losing government subsidies for health insurance

    The HHS is contacting hundreds of thousands of people with subsidized health plans bought under the ACA to verify their eligibility,

    (Story) 5:01AM ET

  18. Report Touches Off Fight Over Future Of Doctor Training Program

    Lawmakers may split over the Institute of Medicine’s proposals to redirect funding.

    (Story) Jul 30

  19. Senate Unanimously Approves McDonald To Lead The VA

    Robert A. McDonald, the 61-year-old former chief executive of Procter & Gamble and graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, will take over the embattled VA after a scandal related to wait-time data led to the resignation of Eric Shinseki.

    (Daily Report) Jul 30

  20. Legal Challenge To Health Law Taxes Rejected By Appeals Court

    The lawsuit brought by the Pacific Legal Foundation and a small business owner argued that the overhaul was in violation of the Constitution's Origination Clause.

    (Daily Report) Jul 30

  21. Advocates Press Fla. Lawmakers On Medicaid Expansion To Help Working Poor

    About 800,000 residents of the state are stuck in a "coverage gap" because they earn too much to qualify for Medicaid since the state did not expand its program under the health law but they don't earn enough to qualify for federal tax credits.

    (Daily Report) Jul 30

  22. Political Cartoon: 'Pie Chart?'

    Take a look at KHN's lighter side, featuring today's cartoon and health policy haiku.

    (Daily Report) Jul 30

  23. Hawaii Weighs Efforts To Fix Online Health Marketplace

    The state set up its own exchange, but it's losing money, and officials are considering options for a long-term fix or a switch to the federal marketplace instead. Also, new reports examine how the uninsured view the marketplaces and young adults' deliberations on health insurance.

    (Daily Report) Jul 30

  24. California Health Premiums Soar, Leading To Health Law Talk And Statewide Ballot Initiative

    State insurance commissioner Dave Jones predicts that insurers and the California health exchange will take steps to temper premium increases for the coming year.

    (Daily Report) Jul 30

  25. IOM Study Finds U.S. Medical Training May Not Be Meeting Needs For Care

    The comprehensive report calls for major changes in doctor training and points out that it is difficult to track how the $15 billion spent by the federal government is being used.

    (Daily Report) Jul 30

  26. Federal Court Rejects Miss. Law Targeting State's Only Open Abortion Clinic

    A federal appeals court blocked a Mississippi law from taking effect that would have caused the state's only abortion clinic to close because it would impose "an undue burden" on women.

    (Daily Report) Jul 30

  27. Survey Offers Progress Report On California's Enrollment Efforts

    The survey of uninsured people within the state, conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation, found that nearly six of 10 gained insurance during the first open enrollment period -- but reaching the remaining holdouts will become more difficult.

    (Daily Report) Jul 30

  28. Several Insurers Report Lower Profits

    WellPoint and Humana say higher expenses kept profits down in the second quarter.

    (Daily Report) Jul 30

  29. State Highlights: New York Faces $1.3B Medicaid Payback Problem

    A selection of health policy stories from California, North Carolina, Iowa, Massachusetts and Illinois.

    (Daily Report) Jul 30

  30. Viewpoints: Narrow Networks 'Here To Stay;' Gun Owners Challenge Doctor Privileges In Fla.

    A selection of editorials and opinions on health care from around the country.

    (Daily Report) Jul 30