• First Edition: October 31, 2011

      Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports about a key medical group's take on accountable care organizations and how a "merger wave" is hitting the health care sector.

      (Daily Report) Oct 31, 2011

    • Parties Still Far Apart As Deficit Panel Eyes Benefits, Taxes

      Media outlets report on Capitol Hill reactions to the super committee proposals and counter-proposals that surfaced this week. For instance, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, gave his "most pessimistic" take to date on whether the panel would be able to offer recommendations by Thanksgiving on how to reach the deficit-reduction target.

      (Daily Report) Oct 28, 2011

    • Feds Make Arrests in $18 Million Medicare And Medicaid Scam

      The alleged fraud was based on an "elaborate" prescription drug scheme that invovled a physician, a pharmacist and 15 others and included the recruitment of veterans, homeless people, poor people and the elderly.

      (Daily Report) Oct 28, 2011

    • State Spending On Medicaid Skyrockets, Further Straining State Budgets

      A 50-state survey conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that state spending on Medicaid will increase 29 percent this year.

      (Daily Report) Oct 28, 2011

    • House Votes To Fix Medicaid Glitch

      The House easily passed legislation that would fix a Medicaid "glitch" created by the health law that would have allowed up to 3 million middle-class couples earning as much as $64,000 onto the already struggling Medicaid rolls starting in 2014. The House also voted to adjust a definition that determines eligibility for certain health care programs.

      (Daily Report) Oct 28, 2011

    • Federal Officials Approve Calif. Cuts In Medicaid

      Gov. Jerry Brown sought the waiver from the Obama administration to reduce reimbursements to doctors, pharmacies, nursing homes and other providers by 10 percent.

      (Daily Report) Oct 28, 2011

    • Research Roundup: Medicaid's Long-Term Care Bill

      This week's reports come from the Archives of Internal Medicine, the Kaiser Family Foundation, the Urban Institute, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National Bureau Of Economic Research.

      (Daily Report) Oct 28, 2011

    • First Edition: October 28, 2011

      Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports about the health law's public support, the latest on the super committee and news about the cost of Medicare Part B premiums.

      (Daily Report) Oct 28, 2011

    • Deficit Panel Dems Advance 'Grand Bargain' Plan

      As Republicans and Democrats on the congressional super committee swapped plans to reduce the federal deficit, the ideas they advanced demonstrated that the parties remain at odds over increasing taxes and making deep spending cuts to Medicare and Medicaid.

      (Daily Report) Oct 27, 2011

    • Medi-Cal Rates Back In The News; N.C. Medicaid Faces $140 Million Shortfall

      Meanwhile, in Kansas, a working group met for the first time to figure out how the state's Medicaid program could interact with a health insurance exchange.

      (Daily Report) Oct 27, 2011