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ACA  enrollment pleases HHS, but insurers have some complaints

ACA enrollment pleases HHS, but insurers have some complaints

By Bob Herman  |  February 06, 2016

HHS says that 12.7 million people signed up for 2016 coverage through the insurance exchanges, well within previously stated expectations. Now the Obama administration must ensure that the risk pool evens out so that premiums will stabilize and insurers will remain interested in selling the plans.

ACA enrollment pleases HHS. Insurers will be tougher crowd

ACA enrollment pleases HHS. Insurers will be tougher crowd

By Bob Herman  |  February 04, 2016

Roughly 12.7 million Americans signed up for a health plan on the federal and state insurance exchanges by the end of the Affordable Care Act's third open enrollment. But the exchanges still face industry criticism.

Feds outline reforms for reservation hospitals

By Associated Press  |  February 03, 2016

Federal officials on Wednesday outlined a plan to improve care at hospitals that treat Native Americans in four Great Plains states, including creating a multi-agency group to focus on quality and patient safety and designating a single organization to accredit Indian Health Service hospitals.

New Gov. Matt Bevin vows to overhaul Kentucky's Medicaid expansion

New Gov. Matt Bevin vows to overhaul Kentucky's Medicaid expansion

By Bob Herman  |  January 02, 2016

Kentucky's new Republican governor, Matt Bevin, a staunch opponent of the Affordable Care Act, will seek a waiver to overhaul his state's expanded Medicaid program. He cited Indiana's cost-sharing model as one to possibly replicate.

New Ky. governor to overhaul Medicaid expansion

New Ky. governor to overhaul Medicaid expansion

By Bob Herman  |  December 30, 2015

Republican Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, a staunch opponent of the Affordable Care Act, plans to overhaul the state's expanded Medicaid program with an ACA-based waiver. He cited Indiana's cost-sharing model as one to possibly replicate.

Slide Show:  Healthcare winners in 2015

Slide Show: Healthcare winners in 2015

By Modern Healthcare  |  December 19, 2015

This year's healthcare industry winners played key roles in reshaping the industry's landscape, from ending Medicare's reviled sustainable growth-rate formula to brokering mega-mergers in the insurance industry.

Louisiana election could boost Medicaid expansion in other states

By Virgil Dickson  |  November 28, 2015

The recent election of a Democratic governor in Louisiana who is committed to expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act has given hope to hospitals and other advocacy groups that back expansion of coverage to low-income adults in the 20 states where Republican leaders so far have balked.

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