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 | @PhilGalewitz
Officials hope to 'make history' by signing up two-thirds of those without coverage after the marketplaces launch nationwide Oct. 1.
Medicaid managed care plans prepare for as many as 10 million new members in 2014-- and billions in additional revenue.
Doctors, consumer groups cheer expansion, worry that for-profit health plans may cut corners.
Pressure from insurers, employers and advocacy groups is finally reducing rates of elective deliveries before 39 weeks.
Friday deadline passes and states largely bypass the option to work with the federal government in setting up new online health insurance marketplaces that open for business Oct. 1.
California gets the lion’s share of funding for a program that critics say leads to 'anchor babies.'
Programs to increase fees to Medicaid primary care doctors and to entice states to eliminate some Medicaid copays are delayed as feds focus on insurance markets.
In Mississippi, Republican leaders split on state insurance marketplace dubbed "One, Mississippi."
Medicaid and private insurers seek to reduce deliveries before 39 weeks to reduce complications and costs.
It's not just another New Year’s Day in Wellsville, N.Y., as rural hospitals get financial relief from Congress.