States

    • First Edition: October 14, 2014

      Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports from various campaign-trail debates in which the health law played a role.

      (Daily Report) Oct 14

    • Medicaid Backlogs Persist, Raising Concerns As Enrollment Season Nears

      The Wall Street Journal reports that hundreds of thousands of people still don't officially have the Medicaid coverage they signed up for. Some of them began the process in late 2013. In other Medicaid news, debate in Mississippi continues regarding whether the state should pursue the expansion of the health insurance program for low-income and disabled people.

      (Daily Report) Oct 13

    • Medicare Advantage Plans Marked By Shortcomings

      The New York Times reports that these problem areas include rejection of claims for medical services and limits on prescription drug coverage. News outlets also report on ACOs grades and Medicare Advantage rate shifts.

      (Daily Report) Oct 13

    • Texas Health Worker Contracts Ebola, Fueling Training, Preparedness Questions

      The case, the first in which the disease was transmitted in the U.S., raises questions about whether regular hospitals around the country are ready to safely deal with the virus.

      (Daily Report) Oct 13

    • Fla.'s Gubernatorial Candidates At Odds Over Medicaid Expansion

      Charlie Crist, the Republican-turned-Democrat, says he will consider using an executive order to expand the program for low-income Floridians.

      (Daily Report) Oct 13

    • State Highlights: Md., Minn. See Small Business Health Insurance Rate Changes

      A selection of health policy stories from Maryland, Minnesota, Texas, the District of Columbia, Virginia, Colorado, Arizona, Pennsylvania and Maine.

      (Daily Report) Oct 13

    • Obamacare Premium Increases Likely In States With Key Senate Races

      Politico reports that this could be bad news for Democrats who are running in Louisiana and Iowa -- both locations are experiencing double-digit rate hikes for individual health plans. In other news, Va. Senate candidate Ed Gillespie, a Republican, unveils a plan to replace the health law if it were to be repealed, and the New York Times take a close look at one Florida congressional contest.

      (Daily Report) Oct 13

    • Got Insurance? You Still May Pay A Steep Price For Prescriptions

      These high-priced medications are often shifted to the top tiers of drug plans, so consumers dealing with cancer, multiple sclerosis, HIV and other complicated diseases can end up paying thousands of dollars for their prescriptions.

      (Daily Report) Oct 13

    • First Edition: October 13, 2014

      Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including previews of what might happen during the health law's second open enrollment period, as well as the latest developments related to Ebola.

      (Daily Report) Oct 13

    • Got Insurance? You Still May Pay A Steep Price For Prescriptions

      These high-priced medications are often shifted to the top tiers of drug plans, so consumers dealing with cancer, multiple sclerosis, HIV and other complicated diseases can end up paying thousands of dollars for their prescriptions.

      (Story) Oct 13