States

    • Report: Wide Variation In State Exchange Plans' Covered Benefits

      University of Pennsylvania researchers find variations are significant. Other news about the online health marketplaces that open next month include Oregon's decision to ditch the old system for Medicaid enrollment, a review of navigators' roles in Georgia, and Maryland officials' assurances that their system will be ready.

      (Daily Report) 9:48AM ET

    • State Highlights: Health Care Takes Center Stage In Debates In Maine, Arizona, Missouri

      A selection of health policy stories from Maine, Arizona, Missouri, Oregon, California, Florida, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Kentucky and Connecticut.

      (Daily Report) 9:22AM ET

    • Poll: Most Likely Voters Expect The GOP To Win Control Of Senate

      Health care continues to be a big issue, though not as important as the economy.

      (Daily Report) 9:20AM ET

    • Kasich's Public Medicaid Expansion Fracas Moves Into Its Second Day

      The Ohio governor is engaged in a spat with The Associated Press after the news outlet published comments in which he said he didn't think the health law would be repealed. He has since offered further explanation, saying that he doesn't think the Medicaid expansion -- which he views as separate from the overhaul -- should be undone.

      (Daily Report) 9:19AM ET

    • First Edition: October 22, 2014

      Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports about a new poll finding that that most likely voters expect GOP victories in November and that health care continues to be an important issue.

      (Daily Report) 7:14AM ET

    • 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