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Vermont's all-payer ACO set to start in January

Vermont's all-payer ACO set to start in January

By Shannon Muchmore  |  October 29, 2016

The program is modeled after a similar one from Maryland that covers only hospitals. The Vermont ACO will cover Medicare, Medicaid and commercial payers, requiring those who participate to pay similar rates for all services.

Medicaid expansion a must for next president, but how?

Medicaid expansion a must for next president, but how?

By Dave Barkholz  |  September 29, 2016

Expansion of Medicaid in the 19 states that have not already done so should be a healthcare priority of the next president and Congress, a panel of healthcare policy experts told a breakfast audience Thursday of the Nashville Health Care Council.

Obama meets with remaining insurers on Affordable Care Act exchanges

Obama meets with remaining insurers on Affordable Care Act exchanges

By Virgil Dickson  |  September 12, 2016

Following the exodus of UnitedHealthcare and Aetna from insurance exchanges established by the ACA, President Barack Obama met Monday with the heads of some of the remaining payers to discuss the future of the federal insurance marketplace.

Passage of California surprise-bill legislation could spur other states to act

Passage of California surprise-bill legislation could spur other states to act

By Harris Meyer  |  September 01, 2016

California medical consumers will enjoy strong new protection against surprise out-of-network medical bills starting next July, under a hard-fought bill overwhelmingly approved by the state legislature this week. It's widely expected that Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown will sign it.

The striking variation of commercial healthcare prices

By Bob Herman  |  April 27, 2016

One of the most comprehensive, independent studies of commercial healthcare prices shows that employers and insurers that provide private health coverage pay a lot more for services depending on the state where people live.

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