States

    • Some Medicaid Patients Denied Coverage If Final Diagnosis Doesn't Merit ER Care

      Some states are not considering the symptoms that brought the patients to the hospital, the doctors charge. In other Medicaid news, Texas is looking at several options for Medicaid reform, Pennsylvania looks at human service program cuts, Wisconsin Democrats seek to stop reductions there and Minnesota officials respond to criticism from Sen. Charles Grassley.

      (Daily Report) Mar 01, 2012

    • Bob Kerrey Jumps Into Nebraska Senate Race

      The former Nebraska governor and senator made his announcement Wednesday. Democrats view his candidacy as a hopeful development in their efforts to retake the upper chamber, but some pundits say his policy positions - such as his belief that that health law didn't do enough - might not be popular within his state.

      (Daily Report) Mar 01, 2012

    • Cities, States Balancing Health Costs Amid Continuing Economic Problems

      A selection of health policy stories from around the country, including Colorado, California, Kansas and Arizona.

      (Daily Report) Mar 01, 2012

    • Viewpoints: Ryan And Medicare; Va. Ultrasound Bill 'Overreaches'?; NEJM On Patient-Centered Care

      A selection of opinions and editorials from around the U.S.

      (Daily Report) Mar 01, 2012

    • The Health Law And The States

      Stateline reports that some GOP governors are moving very slowly on health insurance exchanges. Also in the news, a bill in the Georgia House would restore child-only plans.

      (Daily Report) Mar 01, 2012

    • Health On The Hill And Other New KHN Material

      Due to technical difficulties, you may not have seen Wednesday's original KHN work. Here's a review of what was features.

      (Daily Report) Mar 01, 2012

    • First Edition: March 1, 2012

      Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports that set the stage for the Senate's scheduled vote on a measure sponsored by Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., that would allow employers and insurers to opt out of provisions in Obama's health care law to which they object on religious or moral grounds.

      (Daily Report) Mar 01, 2012

    • UnitedHealth Acquisitions Draw Scrutiny

      UnitedHealth Group's acquisition of a Calif. physician group and two Florida health plans are making news, and Maine's top court sides with regulators' authority to reject one Anthem's rate increases there.

      (Daily Report) Feb 29, 2012

    • Va. Lawmakers Approve Scaled-Back Abortion Ultrasound Bill

      Lawmakers in Virginia have passed a scaled-back version of a contentious ultrasound proposal that would force women to get a "non-invasive" ultrasound before having an abortion. Battles over abortion and contraception are also raging elsewhere.

      (Daily Report) Feb 29, 2012

    • Romney Wins Michigan, Arizona; Rivals Press Health Policy Barbs

      In exit polls, some GOP voters said they were concerned about Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's health care policies. Rivals Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich offered parallels between the federal health law and the measure Romney signed while governor of Massachusetts.

      (Daily Report) Feb 29, 2012