By Associated Press | 03/05/14 09:02 AM
The troubled Florida Health Choices program launched an insurance exchange Tuesday, after several delays, that is separate from the Affordable Care Act marketplace.
By Associated Press | 03/05/14 08:56 AM
Ending a budget standoff reminiscent of the fight that shuttered the federal government last year, Arkansas lawmakers have spared the state's first-in-the nation plan to use Medicaid funds to purchase private insurance for the poor.
By Associated Press | 03/05/14 08:49 AM
Federal officials have rejected a request by South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard for a partial expansion of Medicaid. The federal health overhaul gives states the option of expanding Medicaid to cover people earning up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level.
By Paul Bedard | 03/04/14 12:07 PM
A dramatic cut in Medicare payments to medical suppliers, coupled with a 250 percent increase in audits, is hitting large and small firms hard, with one mail-order company revealing that it had to fire eight workers just to stay open.
By Gene Healy | 03/04/14 08:40 AM
It's been five years since Rick Santelli's CNBC "rant that shook the world" helped give rise to the Tea Party movement.
By Gosia Wozniacka | 03/04/14 08:29 AM
Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange said Monday it will pay its main technology contractor much of the money it's been withholding in payments, in exchange for Oracle's promise to continue working with the state during a transition period.
By Joel Gehrke | 03/03/14 05:39 PM
Retiring Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, said Obamacare is "in a good place" for implementation moving forward, adding that his colleagues should campaign on the law even if he isn't. "Have we made mistakes? Yeah, we've made some mistakes, sure we have, and maybe [there are] some things we should...
By Joseph Lawler | 03/03/14 03:55 PM
The House Budget Committee under Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan released an assessment of the federal safety net Monday that casts skepticism on many of its features and sets the stage for the Wisconsin Republican to offer plans for major changes. The report, titled “The War on Poverty: 50 Years...
By Rachel La Corte | 03/03/14 09:04 AM
Dozens of marijuana plants await harvest at a production site for "Loaded Soda," an Olympia-based business that provides marijuana-infused sodas, vitamin waters and other products to more than 400 medical marijuana collectives throughout the state.
By Steve LeBlanc | 03/03/14 09:01 AM
Last fall, the Massachusetts Association of Health Plans hosted its annual conference at Boston's Seaport Hotel, bringing together hundreds of industry officials and a handful of lawmakers, administration officials and legislative aides. Attorney General Martha Coakley addressed the crowd.
By Connie Cass | 03/03/14 08:39 AM
Here's what you need to know about this month's open enrollment countdown.
By Associated Press | 03/01/14 01:34 PM
Advocates for the home health care industry say the 14 percent cut in Medicare payments it will see over the next four years is unprecedented and could result in a loss of services for thousands of homebound seniors and disabled individuals in Oregon.
By David M. Drucker | 02/28/14 05:22 AM
Seniors disapprove of Obamacare at higher rates than other influential voting blocs and their opinion of the law could sway which political party they support in the midterm elections, according to a Republican poll shared with the Washington Examiner. The national survey of seniors, conducted...
02/28/14 02:30 AM
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Measures to facilitate medical marijuana in Maryland will be getting a hearing. A measure sponsored by Del. Cheryl Glenn and co-sponsored by 60 House members is scheduled to get a hearing in the House Health and Government Operations Committee on Friday, along with a...
02/27/14 09:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration quietly issued a health law fix Thursday to help states that have had technical problems running their own enrollment websites. It could stir up critics but may help the law's supporters. Several Democratic-led states, including Oregon, Maryland,...
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