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1 hr ago | Reuters
U.S. hospitals are getting a stronger-than-expected benefit from a new influx of low-income patients whose bills are paid by the government's Medicaid program, raising their profit forecasts as a result.
5 hrs ago | Business Journal
The new North Carolina system that reimburses doctors for Medicaid patients missed major milestones to earn federal certification, has unresolved risks that could further delay certification, has unresolved defects and contains incorrect data, according to a state audit released Thursday .
9 hrs ago | Merced Sun-Star
There's a new breakthrough hepatitis C drug treatment that cures - yes, cures - almost everyone who takes it.
House Democrats are demanding that some Republican governors, including Texas Gov. Rick Perry, provide the documents behind their decision to reject Obamacare's Medicaid expansion.
Officials upset over closing of Brownsville hospital Senate candidate Gordon Ball says other rural hospitals could be in danger Check out this story on jacksonsun.com: http://www.jacksonsun.com/story/news/politics/2014/07/30/officials-upset-closing-brownsville-hospital/13386075/ Haywood County Sheriff Melvin Bond, Haywood County Mayor Franklin ... (more)
After spending an estimated $16 million this fiscal year on Sovaldi, which holds promise for a cure for the liver-damaging disease, the state agency headed by Julie Hamos approved the restrictions July 10. The rules limit the drug to sicker patients and bar it for anyone with a recent history of drug or alcohol abuse.
Officials tell The Associated Press that a nonpartisan investigative report concludes that management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer problems that paralyzed the HealthCare.gov website last fall.
By Josh Archambault and Jonathan Ingram - Mr. Archambault is a Senior Fellow, and Mr. Ingram Director of Research, at the Foundation for Government Accountability.
WellPoint's second-quarter profit fell 8.6 percent as expenses tied to changes in the nation's health care laws climbed.
The company's results, released Wednesday, matched analysts' expectations, and it reaffirmed its 2014 earnings estimate of between $7.25 and $7.75 per share.
Application backlogs are an issue in Missouri and South Carolina. In Florida, a medical association makes clear its support for expanding the low-income health insurance program, and in Georgia, Gov. Nathan Deal carves out a limited exception to his opposition to expanding Medicaid.
Aetna's second-quarter profit climbed more than 2 percent, as gains from an acquisition helped the health insurer top expectations and raise its 2014 earnings forecast again.
The powerful Florida Medical Association has come out in support of expanding Medicaid to roughly 1 million Floridians, choosing sides in a controversial political issue that has divided state lawmakers.
Congress this week is expected to approve new funding legislation designed to get veterans off Veterans Affairs healthcare waiting lists and into care.While that moves forward, some patient advocates, hospital leaders and politicians are pointing to another, more controversial way to help a small... For the best experience of ModernHealthcare.com ... (more)
"We went in July and it was like Christmas Day, it was like getting a gift from Santa Claus.
How much is Kansas losing out by not allowing a federal expansion of Medicaid? About $820 million over the next three years, according to a study by the White House Council of Economic Advisers.
Updated: Thu Jul 31, 2014 02:33 pm
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