Delivery of Care

    • Caregivers Carry Huge Burden

      NPR reports on an AARP study that finds that, although familty caregivers are doing a lot to help society, they need more help themselves.

      (Daily Report) Jul 18, 2011

    • IPAB Continues To Draw Repeal Talk

      Health exchanges, accountable care organizations, high-risk pools and waivers are among health law hot topics also attracting headlines.

      (Daily Report) Jul 18, 2011

    • State Roundup: Strain Felt From Home Care, Adult Day Care Cuts

      News outlets report on a variety of state health policy issues.

      (Daily Report) Jul 18, 2011

    • It's Not Just The Money: Cost Control In Cancer Care (Guest Opinion)

      Health reform raises deep questions about the size and scope of government, about progressive taxation, about the individual mandate and more. It's easy to forget that cost control will be a huge challenge, no matter how these ideological matters are resolved. Finding the right combination of humanity and restraint will be particularly hard in addressing life-threatening or life-ending illness.

      (Daily Report) Jul 18, 2011

    • States Grapple With Reduced Federal Medicaid Match

      Stateline looks at the effect to states of the loss of extra federal matching funds for Medicaid. In addition, other news outlets explore the difficulty of finding physicians who accept Medicaid patients, a financial analysis of cuts in Medicaid funding being considered as part of the debt talks in Washington and the fight in Florida over moving enrollees to a managed care style plan.

      (Daily Report) Jul 18, 2011

    • First Edition: July 18, 2011

      Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including the latest news on the debt-ceiling talks as well as reports on IPAB and health exchanges.

      (Daily Report) Jul 18, 2011

    • It's Not Just The Money: Cost Control In Cancer Care (Guest Opinion)

      Health reform raises deep questions about the size and scope of government, about progressive taxation, about the individual mandate and more. It's easy to forget that cost control will be a huge challenge, no matter how these ideological matters are resolved. Finding the right combination of humanity and restraint will be particularly hard in addressing life-threatening or life-ending illness.

      (Column) Jul 17, 2011

    • State Highlights: Minn. Officials Reach Deal To End Shutdown

      News outlets report on a variety of state health policy issues.

      (Daily Report) Jul 15, 2011

    • Alabama Insurance Premium Hikes May Soon Come Under Federal Scrutiny

      In other state insurance news, the Georgia health plan that covers about 700,000 state workers, retirees and dependents is facing low reserves, and two California insurers announces new coverage for autism therapy.

      (Daily Report) Jul 15, 2011

    • Record Number Of Abortion Restrictions Enacted

      Report by the Guttmacher Institute identifies 162 new laws passed by states this year. Meanwhile, conservatives are pointing to another report by an anti-abortion group that alleges misconduct by Planned Parenthood.

      (Daily Report) Jul 15, 2011