States levy taxes on hospitals to cover Medicaid expansion costs

By Virgil Dickson  |  October 21, 2016

Starting next year, eight of the 32 states that have expanded Medicaid plan to use provider taxes or fees to fund all or part of the states' share of the cost of Medicaid expansion. The federal match begins to drop next year.

Premier offers next president ideas on improving ACA

By Shannon Muchmore  |  September 19, 2016

A report released today focuses on policy changes that could help carry the movement toward value-based payments forward regardless of who leads the executive and legislative branches.

Aides: Congress makes progress on Zika, spending

By Associated Press  |  September 16, 2016

A long impasse that has delayed money to combat Zika for months neared an end Thursday as congressional aides said Republicans would relent and let Planned Parenthood affiliated clinics share in new funding to fight the virus.

GOP tries to draw attention to ACA problems

GOP tries to draw attention to ACA problems

By Shannon Muchmore  |  September 12, 2016

Hearings and legislation are focused on recent issues with the Affordable Care Act as lawmakers also discuss how to continue funding federal agencies.

Advocates say SAMHSA report shows need for legislation, funding

By Shannon Muchmore  |  September 08, 2016

Mental health reform legislation has stalled in Congress because of funding disagreements, but a mental health plan from Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is leading to more discussion of the issue on the campaign trail.


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