States

    • Gingrich Unveils New 'Contract With America'

      The updated "Contract" makes priorities out of repealing the federal health care law and replacing it with a market-based program that includes tax breaks for those who purchase insurance. Meanwhile, the health care records of GOP presidential hopefuls Rick Perry and Mitt Romney draw a new round of barbs — from each other and the White House.

      (Daily Report) Sep 30, 2011

    • Hospitals Confront Budget Strains, Debt, Market Pressure

      News outlets offer a variety of reports on how hospitals are faring in the health care marketplace. The outlook is full of challenges.

      (Daily Report) Sep 30, 2011

    • Calif. Medicaid Case Pits Top Democrats Against Obama Administration

      The Supreme Court will hear arguments Monday on the case, which originated in California, and raises a central question: Do individuals have the right to sue a state for its administration of the Medicaid program?

      (Daily Report) Sep 30, 2011

    • Supreme Court Refuses To Enforce Texas Sonogram Law

      The legal wrangling comes as both cases continue in court. Meanwhile, groups supporting abortion rights filed suit to overturn a new North Carolina law restricting access.

      (Daily Report) Sep 30, 2011

    • Building Ambitions: The Big Money World Of Kids' Care

      In this three-part series, KHN explores the growing world of children's hospitals.

      (Daily Report) Sep 30, 2011

    • First Edition: September 30, 2011

      Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports about how new and old health policy positions are playing on the campaign trail.

      (Daily Report) Sep 30, 2011

    • Obama Administration Asks High Court To Rule On Health Law

      The Justice Department's formal appeal puts to rest speculation about the administration's legal strategy. In addition, Republican state attorneys general separately asked the Supreme Court for a verdict early next year. Many observers say the new timeline will make the court's ultimate finding a factor in the presidential election.

      (Daily Report) Sep 29, 2011

    • State Roundup: Mass. Doctors Not Keen On New Payment Methods

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

      (Daily Report) Sep 29, 2011

    • Medicaid Payments In N.Y., Kentucky Questioned

      New York auditors says nursing homes were overpaid, while a Kentucky state senator says doctors at the University of Louisville misused Medicaid funds.

      (Daily Report) Sep 29, 2011

    • Jails Are Holding Increasing Numbers Of Mentally Ill

      The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that in Georgia more mentally ill people are locked away than are treated in state psychiatric hospitals. In other state news about mental health, Florida seeks to recoup $4 million from a company that managed Medicaid mental health services, and Milwaukee considers bolstering services.

      (Daily Report) Sep 29, 2011