States

    • Michigan Opts Not To Appeal Feds' MLR Rule

      The state was one of 13 seeking an exemption from the health law's medical-loss ratio requirement that insurance companies spend at least 80 percent of premiums on medical care. Others, however, get a 30-day extension. Also in the news, the Department of Health and Human Services named 73 advisers to work with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. And, the American Hospital Association registered concern about some antitrust policies regarding accountable care organizations. Meanwhile, Politico lists some of the key health policy dates to watch in 2012.

      (Daily Report) Jan 04, 2012

    • Case-By-Case, California Examines Adult Day Care

      Martha Norris, 62, depends on Napa Valley Adult Day Services in Napa, Calif. The program and others like it throughout the state have narrowly escaped elimination due to state budget cuts.

      (Daily Report) Jan 04, 2012

    • Case-by-Case, California Examines Adult Day Care

      Martha Norris, 62, depends on Napa Valley Adult Day Services in Napa, Calif. The program and others like it throughout the state have narrowly escaped elimination due to state budget cuts.

      (Story) Jan 03, 2012

    • States Find Flexibility With Essential Benefits

      Stateline offers an explanation of how the Obama administration's approach to the health law's essential benefits package will work. In California, a push to extend health coverage to people with preexisting medical conditions has led to more than 6,000 patients gaining insurance. Also, some new health regulations take effect. And, in Wisconsin, a decision last month by Gov. Scott Walker to halt work on a state health exchange until after the Supreme Court rules on the measure's consitutionality has triggered industry concerns.

      (Daily Report) Jan 03, 2012

    • Viewpoints: Giving States Responsibility For 'Essential Benefits'; The Cost Of Proton Beam Treatment; Health Spending In 2012

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

      (Daily Report) Jan 03, 2012

    • State Roundup: Texas Health Assistance Program Closing

      A selection of stories from Maryland, New York, Texas, Florida, Kentucky, Washington and Massachusetts.

      (Daily Report) Jan 03, 2012

    • Medicaid News: Wis. To Lift Cap On Long-Term Care

      News outlets also report on Medicaid developments in New York, Ohio and Colorado.

      (Daily Report) Jan 03, 2012

    • GOP Plan To Reclaim White House Will Turn Obama's Words Against Him

      The Washington Post reports on the Republican battle plan, which will undoubtedly include his past claims about lowering the cost of insurance premiums. The Associated Press reports on how the GOP primary race has yet to "fully test" candidate Mitt Romney's health care record. Also, The Hill reports that the Republican presidential field appears to be "moving to the right" on abortion issues.

      (Daily Report) Jan 03, 2012

    • In Case You Missed These Stories, Here Is A Roundup Of Recent KHN Articles

      Various KHN articles were published over the holidays and they are listed here.

      (Daily Report) Jan 03, 2012

    • First Edition: January 3, 2012

      Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports that New York seniors are experiencing reduced prescription coverage and more California patients are being added to the health insurance rolls.

      (Daily Report) Jan 03, 2012