• First Edition: July 14, 2011

      Today's early morning highligths from the major news organizations, including reports about how tempers are flaring in the midst of debt-ceiling negotiations.

      (Daily Report) Jul 14, 2011

    • Medicaid's Moment (Guest Opinion)

      While Democrats are effusive in their praise of Medicare, their silence in response to public attacks on Medicaid has been deafening. All the more important, then, is the study released this month by the National Bureau of Economic Research. It makes the job even easier.

      (Column) Jul 13, 2011

    • Rising Health Care Curve Won’t Bend, Even for Obama

      A forthcoming report from the Congressional Budget Office shows that more than two dozen demonstrations projects launched by Medicare and Medicaid over the past decade have failed to stop the upward march of health care costs. But health care policy experts say the findings paint too gloomy a picture.

      (Story) Jul 13, 2011

    • Hopes Dim For Debt-Limit Deal

      As President Barack Obama issued dire warnings about what will happen if lawmakers fail to raise the debt ceiling, one GOP leader advanced a "last-choice option" to avoid the consequences of failing to come to terms on a deficit-reduction package.

      (Daily Report) Jul 13, 2011

    • Health Interests Dislike Proposed Medicare And Medicaid Cuts

      While lawmakers continue efforts to come to terms in the debt-ceiling negotiations, health interests ranging from public and teaching hospitals to the drug industry are making their positions known.

      (Daily Report) Jul 13, 2011

    • State Roundup: N.H.'s Planned Parenthood Funding Dilemma

      News outlets examine a variety of state health policy issues.

      (Daily Report) Jul 13, 2011

    • N.Y. Ends Medicaid Plan For Hospitals To Curb C-Sections

      The Wall Street Journal finds that the Cuomo administration plan had expected to cut the number of surgeries in half. Also, a new study finds giving higher payments to dentists helps increase access for children on Medicaid.

      (Daily Report) Jul 13, 2011

    • Political Fault Lines In Budget Discussion

      House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., appears to be trying to push President Barack Obama in one direction and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is standing firm on Obama's left. Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., is taking a go-big-or-go-home position on the need to reach a "grand deal" on entitlement cuts and revenue raisers.

      (Daily Report) Jul 13, 2011

    • KHN's Capsules: Insurance Commissioners Back Away From Broker Bill

      Among the story's currently posted on the blog: Brokers hoping top insurance regulators would endorse a controversial bill had their hopes dimmed Tuesday.

      (Daily Report) Jul 13, 2011

    • First Edition: July 13, 2011

      Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including details regarding the next moves in the ongoing budget discussion -- including a "last-choice option" proposed by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.

      (Daily Report) Jul 13, 2011