States

    • Alabama Insurance Premium Hikes May Soon Come Under Federal Scrutiny

      In other state insurance news, the Georgia health plan that covers about 700,000 state workers, retirees and dependents is facing low reserves, and two California insurers announces new coverage for autism therapy.

      (Daily Report) Jul 15, 2011

    • Governors To Focus On Health Exchanges' Big Picture

      During the National Governors Association meeting on Saturday, "broad-stroke policy decisions" will be discussed — in terms of what states need to know to set up an exchange in the face of tight budgets. Meanwhile, a new AARP report concludes that consumers will have an easier time in these marketplaces if they don't have too many options.

      (Daily Report) Jul 15, 2011

    • Report Criticizes Miami Hospital's International Marketing Effort

      The Miami-Dade inspector general finds fault with company that used to run Jackson Health System's international marketing program.

      (Daily Report) Jul 15, 2011

    • Record Number Of Abortion Restrictions Enacted

      Report by the Guttmacher Institute identifies 162 new laws passed by states this year. Meanwhile, conservatives are pointing to another report by an anti-abortion group that alleges misconduct by Planned Parenthood.

      (Daily Report) Jul 15, 2011

    • State Roundup: Model Insurance Brings 'Modest' Savings

      News outlets report on a variety of state health issues.

      (Daily Report) Jul 14, 2011

    • Viewpoints: Teaching Hospital Cuts; Medicare & Debt Deal Politics; End-Of-Life Care

      A diverse selection of opinions and editorials from around the country.

      (Daily Report) Jul 14, 2011

    • Medicaid Cuts Raise Physician Ire In Puerto Rico

      Also in Medicaid news: In Alabama, an examination of pharmacy receipts leads to reduced costs. But in Texas, some hospital systems are bracing for the impact of Medicaid cuts currently under discussion in the debt-ceiling talks.

      (Daily Report) Jul 14, 2011

    • Medicaid's Moment (Guest Opinion)

      While Democrats are effusive in their praise of Medicare, their silence in response to public attacks on Medicaid has been deafening. All the more important, then, is the study released this month by the National Bureau of Economic Research. It makes the job even easier.

      (Daily Report) Jul 14, 2011

    • First Edition: July 14, 2011

      Today's early morning highligths from the major news organizations, including reports about how tempers are flaring in the midst of debt-ceiling negotiations.

      (Daily Report) Jul 14, 2011

    • Medicaid's Moment (Guest Opinion)

      While Democrats are effusive in their praise of Medicare, their silence in response to public attacks on Medicaid has been deafening. All the more important, then, is the study released this month by the National Bureau of Economic Research. It makes the job even easier.

      (Column) Jul 13, 2011