States

    • Panel Gets Earful Of Advice On Taming The Federal Deficit

      Among the messages to the super committee members: caution. Meanwhile, Democratic governors expressed fears about deep cuts in federal aid to their states, especially regarding Medicaid and other entitlement programs. Hospital advocacy groups also carried a similar message about treading lightly in regard to trimming Medicaid funding.

      (Daily Report) Oct 14, 2011

    • State News: Texas Pharmacies Fear Lower Medicaid Fees

      News outlets report on health policy stories around the country.

      (Daily Report) Oct 14, 2011

    • Uninsured Rates, Impact Of Malpractice Award Limits In Perry's Texas

      Texas Gov. Rick Perry takes the media hot seat today as news outlets examine his state's uninsured rate, the success of Texas' malpractice award limits and the GOP hopeful's claims about rival Mitt Romney's health plan.

      (Daily Report) Oct 14, 2011

    • Viewpoints: 'Killing' Medicaid; Medicine For Mentally Ill; 'Outrageous' Veto Of Mammogram Bill In Calif.

      A selection of today's editorials and opinions from around the country.

      (Daily Report) Oct 14, 2011

    • First Edition: October 14, 2011

      Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including more status reports on the super committee's deficit-reduction deliberations.

      (Daily Report) Oct 14, 2011

    • Detailing How Romney's Health Law Waivers Would Work

      Politico reports on how GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's health law waiver plan would work — states could skirt some of the measure's biggest requirements, but it's still not a complete repeal. Meanwhile, news from the campaign trail indicates that Romney is facing attacks from GOP rival Texas Gov. Rick Perry as well as the White House. And as Herman Cain, another GOP candidate, picks up momentum, details of his 9-9-9 economic plan are emerging — including the fact that it would eliminate payroll taxes that pay for Medicare and Social Security.

      (Daily Report) Oct 13, 2011

    • State Roundup: Anti-Abortion Legislation Campaign

      A selection of health care news from around the country.

      (Daily Report) Oct 13, 2011

    • Legislation News: Obama Promises To Veto Anti-Abortion Bill

      The House is expected to pass an abortion-related bill today, but like other similar legislation, it is not likely to make progress in the Democrat-controlled Senate. Meanwhile, a number of other health-related measures and subjects are moving on both sides of the Capitol, including a rural health proposal and another related to a health tax credit aimed at easing the contractor tax compliance burden. Lastly, two Senate Democrats expressed concerns about the Prevention Trust Fund's advisory panel.

      (Daily Report) Oct 13, 2011

    • Conrad: Repealing Health Law Via Budget Rules Would Be Misuse

      Also in the news, media outlets report on a range of issues related to the health law's implementation, including accountable care organizations, essential benefits and an HHS warning about a fake website related to the measure's pre-existing condition insurance plan.

      (Daily Report) Oct 13, 2011

    • First Edition: October 13, 2011

      Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including a report about how Mitt Romney's health law waiver plan would work -- states could skirt some of the measure's biggest requirements, but it's still not a complete repeal.

      (Daily Report) Oct 13, 2011