States

    • 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

    • At Debate, Romney Offers Spirited Defense Of Mass. Health Plan

      At Tuesday night's GOP presidential hopeful face-off, former Mass. governor Mitt Romney was the focus of the other candidates, who criticized his economic policies and his state's health overhaul. But, having earned the endorsement of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie earlier in the day, he appears to be gaining momentum.

      (Daily Report) Oct 12, 2011

    • Berwick Upbeat As ACO Reg Moves Through Review

      CQ HealthBeat reports on the progress of the much-anticipated final rule for accountable care organizations. Meanwhile, The Connecticut Mirror reports on state progress regarding its state-based health exchange.

      (Daily Report) Oct 12, 2011

    • Video: In New Hampshire, GOP Presidential Candidates Knock On Mass. Health Reform, Talk About Other Health Issues

      The Republican candidates for president spent their latest debate Tuesday night criticizing health care issues such as screening recommendations, IPAB and health reform both in Massachusetts and nationally.

      (Daily Report) Oct 12, 2011

    • Perry And Other GOP Candidates Knock Romney On Mass. Health Reform, Blast Health Law

      The Republican candidates for president spent their latest debate Tuesday night criticizing features of the health care law, including the IPAB. Newt Gingrich brought up "death panels" and Gov. Rick Perry faced questions about Medicaid in Texas.

      (Video) Oct 12, 2011

    • Roundup: N.Y. Health Insurers Seek To Keep Premium Memos Secret

      News outlets report on a variety of state health policy issues.

      (Daily Report) Oct 12, 2011