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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee easily moved along the reform bill and four measures to combat opioid abuse at a hearing Wednesday.
The House Budget Committee on Wednesday pressed ahead with a 10-year spending plan that promises sweeping cuts to healthcare programs and federal agencies even as a tea party rebellion threatens to derail the measure later on.
Gov. Nikki Haley said Tuesday that she will almost certainly sign a bill banning abortion past 19 weeks in South Carolina. "I can't imagine any scenario in which I wouldn't sign it," she said.
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.