Phil Galewitz covers Medicaid, Medicare, long‐term care, hospitals and various state health issues. He has covered the health beat for nearly two decades. He is a board member of the Association of Health Care Journalists. In 2004‐05, he was a Kaiser Media Fellow and wrote about community solutions to the uninsured. Before coming to KHN, he was at The Palm Beach Post and was a national health industry writer for the Associated Press and The Patriot‐ News in Harrisburg, Pa. He has a BA in health planning and administration and a master's in public administration with an emphasis in health policy. | Contact: PGalewitz@kff.org
Doctors and hospitals raise concerns that reducing eligibility may spur ER crowding and premium increases, but experience in Missouri shows less dire consequences.
Some patient advocates, as well as the nursing home industry, object to using managed care for such vulnerable patients, but health plans say they can provide quality services while holding down costs.
Some patient advocates and nursing homes object, but health plans say they can reduce states' costs.
Harvard researcher paved the way for a $27 billion effort to push doctors and hospitals into the digital age.
In health care speech, Obama ignores new HHS study on insurance costs and cites 2009 industry report instead.
Two people who benefited from the health care law provide State of the Union support.
More than 60 House Republicans are sponsoring a bill to permit the sale of health insurance across state lines. Consumer advocacy groups argue such provisions would erode many state protections.
Federal officials turn to ads and pitches from Chubby Checker to help get low-income seniors to enroll in the drug discount program.
The new health law adds coverage for an annual checkup, but in the past beneficiaries have not shown great interest in the "wellness exams" offered when they first qualify for Medicare.
Already facing a record budget shortfall, Texas has received more bad news: The portion of state Medicaid costs paid by the federal government is about to drop.