By Judy Lin | 06/23/14 07:56 AM
California has been praised by health advocates for its early embrace of the federal health care expansion, but the new state budget has raised questions about its commitment to getting the poorest residents into doctors' offices and dentists' chairs.
By Kelly Cohen | 06/20/14 04:46 PM
Medicaid wrongly paid out more than $14 billion last year to managed care organizations, often for treatments or services that were not necessary, never performed or weren't eligible for coverage. That's according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. For comparison, $14...
By Mark Flatten | 06/20/14 03:14 PM
Every top manager of the Department of Veterans Affairs received a positive performance evaluation for the past four years, and 78 percent got a bonus in 2013, despite a string of patient deaths and falsification of records related to patient wait times, according to congressional testimony...
By Sen. Tom Coburn | 06/19/14 03:57 PM
Now that the Affordable Care Act's subsidies have kicked in and millions have supposedly enrolled in exchanges, much is being said about Republicans backing away from repeal and replace. I would propose a more honest and accurate phrase about what comes next: rescue and recovery.
By Philip Klein | 06/19/14 03:57 PM
On March 5, 2009, when President Obama began his push for health care legislation at a White House forum, he faced a challenge.
By Brett M. Decker | 06/19/14 03:58 PM
As the U.S. debates ways to replace or improve Obamacare, Canada may offer a blueprint for reform. Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper has moved to transfer control from the federal government to the provinces and is opening up the socialized system to private clinics and doctors.
By James C. Capretta | 06/19/14 03:56 PM
It is not possible to displace Obamacare without advancing a credible alternative. Simply repealing the law implies a reversion to the pre-Obamacare status quo, which had its own set of problems.
By Byron York | 06/19/14 05:42 PM
To hear administration officials and their supporters in the press tell it, this is a great time for Obamacare. People who signed up for coverage are actually paying for it; more insurance companies are joining exchanges; some consumers have more choices than originally envisioned. "The news...
By Ed Sykes | 06/17/14 04:20 PM
Dr. Mehmet Oz — host of "The Dr. Oz Show" — found himself on the defensive against a Senate subcommittee Tuesday, as lawmakers grilled him about weight loss products and deceptive advertising.
By Mark Tapscott | 06/17/14 04:45 PM
An innovative data analysis finds that states with high levels of public corruption spend less on schools and public health because its easier for dishonest officials to extract bribes from other activities like construction, road-building, public finance and government employee compensation.
By Melinda Deslatte | 06/17/14 08:45 AM
Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter on Monday left open the possibility of expanding Louisiana's Medicaid program to cover more of the working poor.
By Associated Press | 06/17/14 08:38 AM
A top state Senate budget-writer says differences with the House over Medicaid spending and the state lottery must first be resolved in negotiations for a final updated North Carolina spending plan.
By Philip Klein | 06/16/14 05:37 PM
A new report from liberal think tank the Commonwealth Fund released on Monday ranks the United States health care system as the worst among 11 developed countries, but the report is deeply flawed. The first giveaway that something is amiss should be the fact that the United Kingdom ranks as...
By Elizabeth Price Foley | 06/14/14 10:22 AM
If Obamacare isn't repealed, we know what the future of health care will look like, thanks to the Veterans Affairs scandal. It will mean long delays to see a doctor, ridiculous hurdles to obtain basic tests, demoralized doctors and hospital waiting lists. These are all inevitable byproducts of...
By Naomi Lopez Bauman | 06/14/14 09:58 AM
National uproar over the Veterans Affairs scandal should refocus the nation's attention to the issue of health care rationing. Under VA care, 40 patients died while waiting for treatment at a Phoenix, Ariz., facility. Not only is that the tip of the iceberg in terms of what government-run...
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