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Success of Pence's Medicaid expansion far from settled

Success of Pence's Medicaid expansion far from settled

By Virgil Dickson  |  July 25, 2016

The success of the conservative approach to Medicaid devised by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence—Donald Trump's pick for vice president—is a mixed bag so far, according to a report that offers fodder for both sides of the political spectrum.

What will happen with healthcare policy under President Trump ... or ... Clinton?

What will happen with healthcare policy under President Trump ... or ... Clinton?

By Harris Meyer  |  July 23, 2016

The November elections surely won't end the nonstop, eight-year political war over the shape of the U.S. healthcare system. But the ballot results likely will determine whether the changes driven by the ACA continue in the same direction or the system returns to its previous, less-regulated form.

Commentary: Value public health equally to police, clean water

Commentary: Value public health equally to police, clean water

By Dr. Ram Raju  |  July 23, 2016

Despite policy and technological innovation occurring nationwide, “Healthcare Nirvana”—better outcomes, cost effectiveness and health equity—remains unrealized. It is time to invest in a better healthcare future for all.

$1 billion Medicare fraud conspiracy alleged in Miami

$1 billion Medicare fraud conspiracy alleged in Miami

By Erica Teichert  |  July 22, 2016

The owner of more than 30 skilled-nursing and assisted-living facilities in the Miami area and two co-conspirators have been charged for their involvement in a $1 billion Medicare fraud and money laundering scheme.

Hospitals have been preparing to comply with anti-discrimination rule

By Virgil Dickson  |  July 18, 2016

U.S. healthcare providers and insurers that accept federal funding are now required by an HHS rule to adhere to new protocols when dealing with transgender patients. Hospitals in Boston, New York and San Francisco say their local anti-discrimination laws have made it easy to follow the new rule.

Blog: Ryan prevails over Trump in Republican health policy platform

Blog: Ryan prevails over Trump in Republican health policy platform

By Harris Meyer  |  July 18, 2016

The GOP health policy platform released Monday left no trace of Donald Trump's campaign statements about not touching Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security and making sure all Americans have healthcare when they need it. And there's no discussion about controlling soaring prescription drug costs.

Editorial: Why assume healthcare cost controls will fail?

Editorial: Why assume healthcare cost controls will fail?

By Merrill Goozner  |  July 16, 2016

Last week, two well-respected groups of government economists predicted the end is nigh for the era of restrained growth in healthcare spending. Ignore them. They've been wrong before. They will be proven wrong again.

Blog: Study says Medicaid work requirements would reduce healthcare

By Erica Teichert  |  July 15, 2016

House GOP members' recent proposal to add a work requirement to Medicaid eligibility and restructure the program's financing will be counterproductive and lead to increasing cuts in benefits and even poverty, a new policy study says.

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