States

    • The Politics Of Health Reform: Picking The Strategies

      In the political fight surrounding the health law, The Washington Post reports that "individual stories" have emerged as a weapon of choice for Democrats and supporters of the measure. Meanwhile, Northeast Democrats are this week using thank you notes to make a point. It's the fifth anniversary of the Massachusetts state health overhaul and these partisans are streaming their appreciation to GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney as a reminder that this measure is one of the models for the federal law.

      (Daily Report) Apr 11, 2011

    • Medicaid News: Govs Split On Block Grants; Kansas Begins 'Makeover'

      Even as states try to move forward with a Medicaid makeovers, transforming this state-federal program into a block grant comes with complications.

      (Daily Report) Apr 11, 2011

    • First Edition: April 11, 2011

      Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports about a new long-term budget vision President Barak Obama is poised to unveil this week. It will include everything from Medicare and Medicaid to tax hikes for the wealthy.

      (Daily Report) Apr 11, 2011

    • Viewpoints Abound On Impact Of Ryan Plan, Government Showdown

      A variety of opinions, editorials and analyses from news organizations around the country.

      (Daily Report) Apr 08, 2011

    • Research Roundup: The Cost Of Medical Errors; 'Unreasonable Rate Increases'

      Today's studies come from Health Affairs, the Commonwealth Fund, the Kaiser Family Foundation, RAND, the Urban Institute and the Government Accountability Office.

      (Daily Report) Apr 08, 2011

    • States Mull Medicaid Grants

      Politico reports on what some states would do differently if Medicaid funding was transformed into a block grant.

      (Daily Report) Apr 08, 2011

    • State News: N.Y. Billing For Disabled Patients Questioned

      Today's reports include articles from Massachusetts, Florida, Texas, New York, California, Minnesota, Connecticut, Colorado, Arizona, Georgia and Kansas.

      (Daily Report) Apr 08, 2011

    • Doctors Backing Single Payer System Fault Vermont's Plan

      Physicians for a National Health Program suggest the proposal in Vermont falls "far short" of their goals, The Hill Reports. Meanwhile, The Boston Globe has an interview with one of the architects of the Vermont plan.

      (Daily Report) Apr 08, 2011

    • Health Insurance From Both Sides: KHN Interview Of Aetna CEO Bertolini

      Mark Bertolini knows the insurance industry inside out. Both he and his son have had life-threatening health crises. He says he wouldn't qualify for an individual policy and talks with KHN about how Aetna is reacting to the health law.

      (Daily Report) Apr 08, 2011

    • First Edition: April 8, 2011

      Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including stories about the partisan negotiations surrounding a current-year spending bill as well as developments related to Medicare.

      (Daily Report) Apr 08, 2011