• First Edition: January 12, 2011

      Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including news about the high court's consideration of how the medical leave law applies to state government workers and reports from the GOP presidential primary campaign trail.

      (Daily Report) Jan 12, 2012

    • States File Brief Against Health Law's Medicaid Expansion

      In a brief filed Tuesday, the 26 states that are involved in a challenge to the health law argued the measure's Medicaid expansion is "unconstitutional coercion" and linked it to the individual mandate.

      (Daily Report) Jan 11, 2012

    • State Roundup: Ga. Moves To Keep Docs; Ore. Health Plan Could Save $3.2B

      A selection of health policy stories from around the U.S.

      (Daily Report) Jan 11, 2012

    • Few New Hampshire GOP Voters Cite Health Care As Top Concern

      Exit polls from Tuesday's New Hampshire primary found the economy to be the highest ranking issue among voters. Meanwhile, as campaigns move on to South Carolina, GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich is set to run a new ad about rival Mitt Romney's abortion positions.

      (Daily Report) Jan 11, 2012

    • Geisinger Announces It Will Not Hire Smokers

      Also in hospital news, a Denver Hospital will pay $6.3 Million to settle overbilling allegations and officials at the University of Louisville Hospital look to Kentucky's governor for a financial plan.

      (Daily Report) Jan 11, 2012

    • Implementation Efforts Continue At The State Level

      In Virginia, Democratic lawmakers are pushing a proposal to establish a state-based exchange. These legislators see their plan, which is built on the argument that state action would keep the federal government from being involved, will draw support from others regardless of their feelings about the health law itself.

      (Daily Report) Jan 11, 2012

    • Appeals Court Rules Texas Can Enforce Abortion Law While Case Is Pending

      A federal appeals court has ruled that while a controversial abortion law is decided in court, Texas can enforce a law that requires women who are seeking an abortion to be presented with a sonogram.

      (Daily Report) Jan 11, 2012

    • Medicaid Cuts Have Patient Advocates, States Considering Their Options

      Stateline reports that new federal rules that limit state options for cutting Medicaid have moved health care providers and patient advocates nearer to testing the legality of the cuts in court. In the meantime, Medicaid cuts and restructuring remain in play in dwindling state budgets as Oregon, Ohio and Kansas look for ways to save money in the state-federal health care program for the poor.

      (Daily Report) Jan 11, 2012

    • Viewpoints: Slowing Health Care Growth; Competing Views Of Romney

      A selection of editorials and opinions on health care policy from around the country.

      (Daily Report) Jan 11, 2012

    • First Edition: January 11, 2012

      Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including a report that the 26 states opposed to the health law have filed their Supreme Court arguments against the measure's Medicaid expansion.

      (Daily Report) Jan 11, 2012