Hospitals improve margins even without Medicaid expansion

By Beth Kutscher  |  June 03, 2015

Hospitals in states that expanded their Medicaid programs last year saw a significant reduction in bad debt, but even providers in non-expansion states still improved their operating margins.

Insurers want big rate hikes, but caveats abound

By Bob Herman  |  June 02, 2015

Many health insurers have asked insurance regulators for sizable premium increases next year, but final rates are likely to be much lower than the ones requested.

California considers health coverage for immigrant kids

By Associated Press  |  June 02, 2015

The California Senate on Tuesday approved legislation that would make the state the first in the nation to extend health coverage to children who are in the country illegally and seek federal authorization to sell private insurance to those in the country illegally.

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