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Obamacare Lite looms as alternative for GOP

Obamacare Lite looms as alternative for GOP

By Harris Meyer  |  January 07, 2017

GOP leaders may decide an ACA deal with Dems would save them a lot of trouble, but they'll have a hard time convincing their right wing.

The 2016 Year in Review: Medicaid

The 2016 Year in Review: Medicaid

By Virgil Dickson  |  December 17, 2016

Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act gained momentum in the first half of the year. But most observers believe the election of Donald Trump, who has promised to repeal the ACA, mean those efforts are dead.

Back to abstinence-only education for teens?

Back to abstinence-only education for teens?

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  December 10, 2016

Advocates feel progress made in dropping the U.S. teen pregnancy rate under the Obama administration may reverse should federal policy shift back to abstinence-only education.

Did looming ACA repeal doom Medicaid expansion in South Dakota?

Did looming ACA repeal doom Medicaid expansion in South Dakota?

By Virgil Dickson  |  November 17, 2016

Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard of South Dakota abandoned plans to expand Medicaid after a meeting with Mike Pence. The vice president-elect could have warned him that the GOP-led Congress will repeal the Affordable Care Act's matching federal dollars to cover more eligible people in states that...

Speculation runs rampant on HHS picks

By Harris Meyer  |  November 12, 2016

It was still a mystery at deadline who President-elect Donald Trump might pick to run HHS and its agencies. Sources told Modern Healthcare that Andrew Bremberg, an adviser to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, would lead the transition team on healthcare policy.

Medicaid expansion could continue under Trump

Medicaid expansion could continue under Trump

By Virgil Dickson  |  November 09, 2016

Despite President-elect Donald Trump's campaign promises to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid expansion might survive, at least in some form.

Trump says he would repeal ACA immediately

Trump says he would repeal ACA immediately

By Shannon Muchmore  |  November 01, 2016

At a rally Tuesday, the Republican presidential candidate and his running mate said rising premiums and reduced plan choices in the open enrollment period for exchanges under the Affordable Care Act show the law has failed.

VP candidates may be quizzed on Medicaid expansion at debate

VP candidates may be quizzed on Medicaid expansion at debate

By Shannon Muchmore  |  October 01, 2016

The second round of presidential debates and the single debate for the candidates' running mates will have different formats than the first fiery head-to-head between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump.

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