SSM and Texas Health hang hopes on growth plans

By Dave Barkholz  |  May 23, 2017

SSM Health is launching a financial improvement plan and Texas Health Resources is promoting a new hospital and insurance joint venture as first-quarter operating income falls at each.

Indiana Medicaid Director Moser steps down

By Virgil Dickson  |  May 23, 2017

Joe Moser, a key architect of Indiana's alternative Medicaid expansion program, has stepped down as the state's Medicaid director. Since his appointment in 2013, he oversaw the care of more than 1.5 million Medicaid and CHIP enrollees.

$400 billion price tag for California single-payer bill

By Associated Press  |  May 23, 2017

A California bill that would eliminate health insurance companies and provide government-funded health coverage for everyone in the state would cost $400 billion and require significant tax increases, legislative analysts said Monday.

CHS rejects $2.4 billion buyout of its Fort Wayne hospitals

By Dave Barkholz  |  May 22, 2017

Community Health Systems has rejected a $2.4 billion buyout offer for its eight Fort Wayne, Ind., hospitals, saying Monday the proposal by physicians and private-equity players came in at least $1 billion lower than what it was worth.

Who wins and who loses in Trump's draft budget

By Virgil Dickson  |  May 22, 2017

President Donald Trump is expected to propose cutting more than $800 billion from Medicaid over 10 years. The cuts are likely to ruffle some feathers.

MetroHealth making smaller hospitals a focus

By Lydia Coutre  |  May 22, 2017

MetroHealth's 12- and 16-bed hospitals coming online next year will join the ranks of a series of other so-called "micro-hospitals" popping up around the country.


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