States

    • Examining Georgia's 2015 Insurance Enrollment Map

      Georgia Health News analyzes how the state's enrollment played out in 2014 and asks how variables might change in the year ahead.

      (Daily Report) Oct 08

    • In Mississippi, Medicaid Expansion Advocates Continue To Press Their Cause

      Supporters of expanding the low-income health insurance program say elected officials are turning their backs on hundreds of thousands of poor Mississippi residents by refusing the federal funds that come with the expansion. Meanwhile, in Pennsylvania, insurers appear to be adding a wrinkle to Gov. Corbett's expansion plan. Also, election outcomes will play a big role in where such plans proceed.

      (Daily Report) Oct 08

    • Many Medicare Outpatients Pay More At Rural Hospitals, Federal Report Says

      An investigation by the HHS inspector general says beneficiaries getting the treatments at “critical access” hospitals pay between two and six times more than those at other hospitals.

      (Daily Report) Oct 08

    • Many Medicare Outpatients Pay More At Rural Hospitals, Federal Report Says

      An investigation by the HHS inspector general says beneficiaries getting the treatments at “critical access” hospitals pay between two and six times more than those at other hospitals.

      (Story) Oct 08

    • States Still Wrestle With Exchange Issues From Last Year

      In Washington state, officials are still trying to resolve billing and computer issues related to 1,300 accounts. In Massachusetts, Gov. Deval Patrick says the problem-plagued website is now fixed and ready to go when enrollment opens Nov. 15, but at an additional cost of $26 million. And in Minnesota, a new plan enters the MNSure marketplace.

      (Daily Report) Oct 07

    • Conn. Foundations Helping To Finance Health Enrollment Push

      This initiative will supplement the state health insurance marketplace's official sign-up effort. In Illinois, officials gear up for the second year of enrollment but expect work will be harder this time.

      (Daily Report) Oct 07

    • Wis. Gubernatorial Candidates Spar Over Abortion

      Elsewhere, races in Maryland, Maine, Massachusetts and Oregon highlight health care issues -- like Medicaid, prescription drugs and attracting health care technology firms.

      (Daily Report) Oct 07

    • State Highlights: States And Drug Prices; Ariz. Limiting Sovaldi For Patients

      A selection of health policy stories from Oregon, Arizona, California, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, New York, New Mexico and Minnesota.

      (Daily Report) Oct 07

    • Texas Abortion Providers Make Emergency Request To High Court

      After a federal appeals court last week gave the state a green light to implement parts of a Texas law that restricts abortion, lawyers for the state's abortion providers asked the high court to step in and grant temporary relief so that the state's clinics could stay open while legal action continues. This particular issue could be one of several abortion-related cases that could reach the court in the upcoming term.

      (Daily Report) Oct 07

    • Medicare Attack Ads Emerge In Key Senate Races

      In recent weeks, Medicare has been an advertising topic in Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa and Louisiana. Meanwhile, New Hampshire's Senate candidates discussed a range of health care topics during their first debate.

      (Daily Report) Oct 07