States

    • Study Shows 25 Percent Of Colorado Foster Kids On Psychotropic Drugs

      The rate is 12 times greater than for other children on government insurance, a new study in Colorado finds.

      (Daily Report) Apr 14

    • High Cost Of Potent Hepatitis Drug Presents Challenges Across The U.S.

      Sovaldi, the hepatitis C treatment drug, is considered a breakthrough for patients with the disease. However, since it won federal approval in December, lawmakers, insurers and patient advocates have begun an all-out revolt over its high price point of $1,000 a daily pill or $84,000 over 12 weeks of treatment.

      (Daily Report) Apr 14

    • What Is 'Preventive' Care? Answer Causing Patient-Doctor Friction

      Access to preventive care at no charge to the patient is a tenet of the health law, but differences over just what's considered "preventive" are causing friction between doctors and patients, reports The Wall Street Journal. Other stories look at how California community clinics have yet to see increased demand for primary care doctors and how plans are targeting newly insured diabetics to avoid costly complications.

      (Daily Report) Apr 14

    • Va. GOP Not Backing Down In Medicaid Stalemate

      Despite appeals from traditional allies such as local hospitals, chambers of commerce and business leaders, Republicans in Virginia's House of Delegates remain firm in their stand against expansion. Meanwhile, Pennsylvania's request to set up a modified expansion is moving into a negotiation phase with federal officials.

      (Daily Report) Apr 14

    • What Challenges Lie Ahead For Exchanges

      Questions about 2015 premiums, the age and health status of the newly insured and the impact of premiums on the working poor will be answered in the months ahead. In addition, The New York Times looks at the reasons that New York's state-based exchange may have become one of the most competitive in the country.

      (Daily Report) Apr 14

    • Highligts: Calif.'s Medical System For Prisons; Gender Therapy In Boston; Ga. Public Health Money

      A selection of health policy stories from California, Massachusetts, Georgia and North Carolina.

      (Daily Report) Apr 14

    • First Edition: April 14, 2014

      Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including continuing coverage of the announcement that Kathleen Sebelius will leave her post as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and the challenges that her likely successor will face.

      (Daily Report) Apr 14

    • Capsules: State Exchange Directors Offer Enrollment Snapshots

      Check out what's new on KHN's blog, Capsules .

      (Daily Report) Apr 11

    • Florida Sees Medicaid Enrollment Rise Even Though It Didn't Expand The Program

      While the state's Republican legislators have opposed the federal effort to expand the program for low-income people, many Florida residents are learning -- to their surprise -- that they already qualified for Medicaid, the Associated Press reports. In other Medicaid news, Ohio reports more than 100,000 new enrollees and Maine's governor vetoes legislation to expand the program.

      (Daily Report) Apr 11

    • Exchange Fixes Readied In Oregon, Massachusetts and Minnesota

      Officials with Oregon's exchange say they will choose between repairing the existing system or going to the federal exchange by month's end. In Massachusetts, an executive appointed by Gov. Deval Patrick to fix the problems says she will make recommendations by next month and in Minnesota, Deloitte Consulting has a pending deal to fix that state's exchange.

      (Daily Report) Apr 11