Congressional leaders indicated that long-standing partisan positions on future healthcare policy changes have hardened in the aftermath of a “status quo” election.
The Nov. 6 election reaffirmed the 2010 healthcare overhaul and set the stage for a host of major healthcare decisions lawmakers must consider in the weeks and months ahead.
The headline on the cover of our magazine this week—“Forward”—is an obvious reference to the slogan used by the Barack Obama campaign during this election season.
As Congress and the White House brace for intense deficit-reduction negotiations, the nation's safety net providers are anxious about what changes might be in store for Medicaid.
President Barack Obama's re-election delivered healthcare executives some certainty that the bulk of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will be implemented, yet little clue how the president and Congress will treat healthcare programs in their quest to control federal spending.
President Barack Obama's re-election and a post-election deadline extension are expected to produce a surge of states submitting insurance exchange plans to the CMS.
Hospital stocks once again were a bright spot in a gloomy market as the re-election of President Barack Obama signaled more certainty about the fate of healthcare reform.
The work of groups established by the healthcare reform law to explore better ways of delivering and paying for healthcare will continue as planned now that President Barack Obama secured a second term, but experts say looming deficit talks could jeopardize some of their funding.
President Barack Obama's re-election means hospitals and doctors can move with more certainty to develop accountable care, one payment model to be tested in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, healthcare executives said.
Health information technology adoption by the healthcare industry and its promotion by the federal government will continue apace with the political status quo largely intact after last week's election.
More states are expected to expand their Medicaid programs following the Nov. 6 election, but it may require extensive deal-making.
Sweeping reforms to the Medicare program are now unlikely, but experts say the program will undoubtedly play a role in the upcoming deficit-reduction talks between the re-elected president and congressional leaders.