States

    • Abortion: Restrictive Bills Proceed In Ariz., Iowa; Miss. Law Targets States Only Clinic

      A pair of bills passed the Arizona Senate Thursday to prohibit public money for family-planning from going to organizations that give abortions and to allow some businesses to avoid paying for contraception for employees. Ariz. Gov. Jan Brewer also signed a bill banning most late-term abortions.

      (Daily Report) Apr 13, 2012

    • As Fiscal Years Start To Wind Down, States Confront Medicaid Issues

      In Georgia, Kansas, Colorado, Connecticut and other states, Medicaid costs are daunting.

      (Daily Report) Apr 13, 2012

    • Different Takes: How Massachusetts Can Control Health Care Costs

      Kaiser Health News asked Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick, Massachusetts Hospital Association President Lynn Nichols, Health Care For All's Paul Williams and Massachusetts Medical Society's Lynda Young about how the state can reform the health care payment system to control costs.

      (Daily Report) Apr 13, 2012

    • First Edition: April 13, 2012

      Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, include reports about the fate of the health law, about campaign developments and news from the states.

      (Daily Report) Apr 13, 2012

    • Massachusetts Health Reform, From The Front Lines

      Massachusetts Medical Society President Dr. Lynda Young offers her views on how the practice of medicine has changed in the six years since the state's health reform law took effect and how issues of health care costs continue to be an everyday concern.

      (Story) Apr 12, 2012

    • Massachusetts On Track To 'Crack The Code' For Health Care Cost Control

      As his state's health reforms mark their sixth anniversary, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick explains how he hopes to confront the next health reform challenges -- controlling health care costs and overhauling the payment system.

      (Story) Apr 12, 2012

    • The Next Health Reform Move: Overhauling Payment Practices

      As Massachusetts policy makers and stakeholders focus on efforts to control health care costs through payment reform, Health Care for All's Paul Williams outlines the considerations that are crucial to ensuring that patients experience a higher quality of care, and the most vulnerable are protected.

      (Story) Apr 12, 2012

    • Massachusetts Health Reform: On The Right Path

      Lynn Nicholas, president and CEO of the Massachusetts Hospital Association, outlines how tackling health care cost, payment and quality issues is the next necessary step in order to make the state's reform achievements sustainable.

      (Story) Apr 12, 2012

    • Different Takes: How Massachusetts Can Control Health Care Costs

      Kaiser Health News asked Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick, Massachusetts Hospital Association President Lynn Nichols, Health Care For All's Paul Williams and Massachusetts Medical Society's Lynda Young about how the state can reform the health care payment system to control costs.

      (Story) Apr 12, 2012

    • Anniversary Of Mass. Health Law Puts Romney In The Hot Seat

      Politics swirled around events designed to mark the sixth anniversary of the state's health reforms -- with a focus on GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, who signed the measure when he was governor and is now campaigning against the federal health law, which includes many similar provisions.

      (Daily Report) Apr 12, 2012