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Have insurers found new ways to avoid the sick?
By Associated Press | August 17, 2014
Ending insurance discrimination against the sick was a central goal of the nation's healthcare overhaul, but leading patient groups say that promise is being undermined by new barriers from insurers.
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National Medical Association names Sanders president, and other newsmakers
By Modern Healthcare | August 16, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dr. Lawrence Sanders Jr. has been named president of the National Medical Association.
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Reform Update: Only 10% of Medicaid ER use is unnecessary, MACPAC says
By Virgil Dickson | August 05, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Last year, healthcare reform supporters reeled after the media gave widespread attention to a study of a 2008 Medicaid expansion in Oregon showing it had increased emergency room use by low-income adults. This week, the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission released its official pushback...
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HHS grants to fund home-parenting visits in 46 states
By Steven Ross Johnson | August 04, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
More than $106 million in grant funding is being allocated to 46 states and the District of Columbia to expand programs designed to provide parenting help to pregnant women and families with children under the age of 5.
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Reform Update: Insurers, states seek coverage continuity between Medicaid and private plans
By Virgil Dickson | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
After Stella Marie Means retired in March at age 55 from a clerical job in the healthcare industry, she worried about how she and her husband would be able to maintain their health coverage and afford their medications.
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Slavitt named second-in-command at CMS
By Paul Demko | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Andrew Slavitt has huge responsibilities and challenges ahead as the new second-in-command at the CMS.
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Former Wal-Mart exec joins HHS
By Bob Herman | July 24, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell announced Wednesday that Leslie Dach, a former executive for Wal-Mart Stores, has joined the agency as senior counselor. Dach, 60, will assist with the health insurance exchanges' second open-enrollment period, and work with HHS staff and nongovernmental...
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Justice Department civil rights chief headed to similar HHS post
By Joseph Conn | July 02, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Jocelyn Samuels will again head a federal civil rights division—just for a different Cabinet department—thanks to her recent appointment by HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell to head the Office for Civil Rights at HHS.
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HHS looking for CEO, tech officer for HealthCare.gov and other briefs
By Modern Healthcare | June 21, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
New HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell plans to hire a CEO and chief technology officer for the HealthCare.gov insurance marketplace, the department announced Friday. Creation of these new positions comes after critics repeatedly decried the lack of clear lines of responsibility for the site's...
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HHS seeking HealthCare.gov CEO, CTO
By Darius Tahir | June 20, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
New HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell plans to hire a CEO and chief technology officer for the HealthCare.gov insurance marketplace, the department announced Friday. Creation of these new positions comes after critics repeatedly decried the lack of clear lines of responsibility for the site's...
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