States

    • Kasich Retreats From Politically Charged Health Law Comments

      After telling the Associated Press that he didn't think a repeal of the health law was going to happen, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican, took aggressive steps to attempt to correct the record. His statement, he said, was meant only about attempts to repeal the Medicaid expansion, which Ohio has implemented.

      (Daily Report) Oct 21

    • ACA Knowledge Gap Greatest Among Uninsured

      Most of the uninsured know little about the online insurance marketplaces, or that financial help is available for those with low incomes, finds a poll. Meanwhile, a West Virginia Medicaid official says new enrollees "come in with baggage," such as a history of using free drug samples that aren't covered by the program and The Washington Post looks at continuing legal challenges to the law.

      (Daily Report) Oct 21

    • Medicare, Health Care Getting Attention In Senate, Congressional Races

      In Louisiana's Senate race, Medicare is grabbing the spotlight. The powerful issue is also popping up in North Carolina and Iowa. Meanwhile, Michigan's Senate race references to Medicare and the health law are checked for accuracy. And Obamacare is the subject of ads in an increasingly high-profile California House contest.

      (Daily Report) Oct 21

    • Medicaid Expansion, Health Exchanges Dominate Gubernatorial Debates

      In Georgia, where a runoff is considered likely, Gov. Nathan Deal went on the offensive and criticized a third-party candidate's support for expanding Medicaid. In Maryland, Republican candidate Larry Hogan slammed Democratic Lt. Governor Anthony Brown for his role in the state's troubled health exchange launch.

      (Daily Report) Oct 21

    • State Highlights: Calif. Ballot Measure Updates; Va. Prison Health Care Budget Shortfall

      A selection of health policy stories from California, Arizona, Maine, South Dakota, Virginia, Maryland, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Texas, Washington state and Missouri.

      (Daily Report) Oct 21

    • First Edition: October 21, 2014

      Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports about health law positions taken by Republican governors -- including Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

      (Daily Report) Oct 21

    • Missouri Sees Urban, Rural Divide In Obamacare Signups

      ‘A lot of mistrust’ of the health law hampers enrollment in rural areas.

      (Story) Oct 20

    • State Highlights: Mental Health Issues Put 34K On N.Y. No-Guns List

      A selection of health policy stories from New York, Ohio, California, Tennessee, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina and Maryland.

      (Daily Report) Oct 20

    • Administration's Handling Of Ebola Casts Shadow On Dems' Election Hopes

      A Politico poll underscores that Ebola is causing real political danger for some Democrats. It's playing big, for instance, in North Carolina's Senate race.

      (Daily Report) Oct 20

    • How The Health Law's Second Enrollment Season Could Impact Key Senate Races

      Politico reports that two closely watched Senate contests -- those of Georgia and Louisiana -- could be decided by runoff elections that would take place in December. Healthcare.gov glitches could color voters' choices. News outlets also report on how Obamacare could play a role in election outcomes in states such as Colorado and Minnesota.

      (Daily Report) Oct 20