In The News

  1. Most Insurance Exchanges Just Got Bigger. Covered California Is Getting Smaller.

    (Story) 5:01AM ET

  2. Are Your Medical Records Vulnerable To Theft?

    Here’s what you need to know if your records are stored electronically (and they probably are).

    (Story) 5:01AM ET

  3. Californians Favor Tougher Rules On Health Insurance Rates, Survey Says

    Proposition 45 would give the state insurance commissioner authority to reject rate hikes, but some experts suggest this could complicate the online insurance marketplace.

    (Story) Aug 20

  4. Health Care Giants Battling For Control Of Pittsburgh's Market

    After working together for decades, the ACA prompted Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield And University of Pittsburgh Medical Center to split, creating uncertainty in the city's health care market.

    (Story) Aug 20

  5. 'Pastoral Counselors' Help Fill Mental Health Gap In Rural States

    Six states allow these counselors – who include faith and spirituality in their work – to be licensed mental health counselors, which can make it easier for them to get health insurance reimbursements.

    (Story) Aug 20

  6. Health Law's Medical Device Tax Falls Short Of Revenue Target

    An IG report concludes that the Internal Revenue Service continues to face problems implementing this tax, including difficulties in identifying the companies that owe it.

    (Daily Report) Aug 20

  7. Md. Officials Vow To Have Marketplace Working In November

    The online insurance website was plagued with problems during last year's enrollment season, but state officials say they are confident the $40 million reconstruction of the site will work.

    (Daily Report) Aug 20

  8. GOP Candidates Make Late-Term Abortions Campaign Trail Issue

    Republicans who see potential on the Senate political map are turning to this issue as a counter-attack to Democrats' messaging on birth control and personhood.

    (Daily Report) Aug 20

  9. Some States Angered About Lack Of Authority Over Medicare Advantage Plans

    Elsewhere, Medicare officials consider offering HIV tests for all Medicare beneficiaries.

    (Daily Report) Aug 20

  10. Walgreens' Billion-Dollar Medicare-Biz Forecasting Mistake

    Also, the Wall Street Journal examines the collapse of the Vascular Biogenics initial public offering.

    (Daily Report) Aug 20

  11. Internet Security Is Growing Concern At Health Care Sites

    The recent hacker attack against Community Health Systems highlights concerns about patient privacy as hospitals, doctors and other providers move to use more electronic records.

    (Daily Report) Aug 20

  12. In Arkansas' Private-Plan Medicaid Expansion Model, Enrollees May Have To Contribute To HSAs

    Meanwhile, in Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker defended his Medicaid policy and decision not to pursue the health law's expansion.

    (Daily Report) Aug 20

  13. Iowa Telemedicine Abortion Ban Stands After Ruling

    Planned Parenthood of the Heartland had claimed the ban was meant to limit abortions for women who live in rural areas.

    (Daily Report) Aug 20

  14. Big Support For Insurance Rate Regulation Measure In California

    A proposal to randomly drug test doctors and increase the limit on medical malpractice lawsuit awards also has a strong show of support in the poll.

    (Daily Report) Aug 20

  15. Advocates Decry Closing Of Mental Health Clinics In Chicago

    But officials say the closings, which planned to shutter six of the city's 12 mental health clinics, actually expanded care for those with mental illnesses.

    (Daily Report) Aug 20

  16. Viewpoints: Threat To Drug Development; GOP's Obamacare Criticism Tempered; Finding Doctors For Seniors

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

    (Daily Report) Aug 20

  17. State Highlights: Mass. Insurers Press On Medicaid Pay

    A selection of health policy stories from the District of Columbia, California, Massachusetts and Minnesota.

    (Daily Report) Aug 20

  18. Political Cartoon: 'Admission Against Interest?'

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

    (Daily Report) Aug 20

  19. Wrestling With A Texas County’s Mental Health System

    Strong leadership and common-sense budgeting created a model mental health care system in San Antonio.

    (Daily Report) Aug 20

  20. First Edition: August 20, 2014

    Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including a report from California that Anthem Blue Cross is being sued again regarding its narrow-network health plans as well as a prediction from Maryland officials regarding the state's online insurance marketplace.

    (Daily Report) Aug 20

  21. Wrestling With A Texas County’s Mental Health System

    Strong leadership and common-sense budgeting created a model mental health care system in San Antonio.

    (Story) Aug 20

  22. Some States Bristle At Lack Of Authority Over Medicare Advantage Plans

    When Congress created the option for beneficiaries to join the private Medicare Advantage plans, it gave oversight to federal officials, preempting state insurance laws and procedures.

    (Story) Aug 19

  23. Chinese Cyberattack Steals 4.5 Million Patients' Data From Hospital Records

    Tennessee-based Community Health Systems, which runs 206 hospitals in 29 states, says no medical information was exposed, however.

    (Daily Report) Aug 19

  24. White House Won't Turn Over Security Info For Healthcare.gov

    The Obama administration rejects a request from The Associated Press, saying the information could be used by hackers to break into people's accounts.

    (Daily Report) Aug 19

  25. Amid Tumult And Turmoil, Health Care Sector Expected To Show Revenue Growth

    The Wall Street Journal reports on how health care firms are currently faring in the marketplace.

    (Daily Report) Aug 19

  26. Poll Shows California Voters' Health Law Support Improving

    News outlets in California, Connecticut and Oregon examine issues related to the health law and how voters are viewing it -- including how the overhaul has impacted the cost of coverage as well as uninsured and poverty rates.

    (Daily Report) Aug 19

  27. GOP Ad Strategy On Health Law Shifts In Senate Races

    Some Republican strategists say the health overhaul is losing its punch, Bloomberg reports. In other political news, the American Hospital Association reports that it gave $3.3 million to state affiliates to lobby local officials on Medicaid expansion.

    (Daily Report) Aug 19

  28. Alaska Challenge: Signing Up Those Entitled To Free Care

    The Washington Post explores the difficulties of enrolling Native Americans in coverage when they are exempt from the health law's mandate and get free care. Other stories look at the still scanty evidence that medical homes are more efficient, and how thousands of consumers eligible to sign up for coverage before the next enrollment period because they changed jobs, gave birth, gained citizenship or got married.

    (Daily Report) Aug 19

  29. Illinois Took Federal Medicaid Money It Couldn't Repay, Audit Says

    Elsewhere, an auditor in Louisiana questions data the governor's office has provided on the outlook of the state's Medicaid privatization efforts, and Florida pediatricians could soon see higher Medicaid payments.

    (Daily Report) Aug 19

  30. State Highlights: Messy Health Care Divorce In Pittsburgh

    A selection of health policy stories from Pennsylvania, Kansas, Massachusetts, Texas, Georgia and California.

    (Daily Report) Aug 19