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Kasich seeks more conservative model for Medicaid expansion

Kasich seeks more conservative model for Medicaid expansion

By Virgil Dickson  |  April 09, 2016

Ohio Gov. John Kasich's administration wants to transition the state to a more conservative Medicaid expansion program that would allow it to drop adult beneficiaries who don't pay into a health savings account, regardless of their income.

AHA-backed antitrust bill could ease hospital mergers

By Lisa Schencker  |  April 08, 2016

Healthcare industry leaders are closely watching a House-passed bill that could make it easier for hospitals to merge without getting tangled in lengthy antitrust challenges. But some experts say the AHA-backed bill wouldn't make much difference in most mergers.

White House: $589M from Ebola to go to fight Zika virus

By Associated Press  |  April 06, 2016

Federal money left over from the largely successful fight against Ebola will now go to combating the growing threat of the Zika virus, the Obama administration announced Wednesday.

GOP appealing to conservatives with healthcare

By Associated Press  |  April 05, 2016

Trying to win over conservatives, House Republicans are sweetening their budget proposal by putting several programs on the chopping block, including the Affordable Care Act.

New drug regulator confronts major challenges

New drug regulator confronts major challenges

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  April 02, 2016

An opioid abuse epidemic fueled by prescription drugs. Public outcry over high drug prices. A huge backlog of generic drug applications. Industry stakeholders pressing for faster approvals. Newly confirmed FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf tops our 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and...

Calif. minimum wage hike to affect 440,000 workers

By Maria Castellucci  |  April 02, 2016

California Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign legislation that would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022, increasing pay for more than 440,000 healthcare workers in the state.

Photo in EMTALA story wouldn't happen today

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 02, 2016

In the March 28 cover story (“Why patients still need EMTALA,”) it was refreshing to see the photo of former President Ronald Reagan signing the EMTALA legislation, including three Republican and four Democratic members of Congress wholeheartedly supporting a Republican president...

Lawmakers looking to fund 21st Century Cures Act

Lawmakers looking to fund 21st Century Cures Act

By Shannon Muchmore  |  March 26, 2016

When senators return to Washington next month,they will continue discussion on their version of the 21st Century Cures Act. But there is no indication they've agreed on the key funding concern.

Opioid bill advances: Dems say it needs funding

By Shannon Muchmore  |  March 12, 2016

The Senate easily passed a bill last week aimed at combating opioid abuse and overdose deaths, but Democrats said the earlier defeat of an emergency funding amendment leaves the legislation essentially powerless.

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