It has been two years since Anthem made an acquisition, but the lull is over. The health insurer said Monday that it will buy Simply Healthcare Holdings, a Florida-based HMO for Medicare and Medicaid members.
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley's comments about being open to a form of Medicaid expansion have brought reactions ranging from hope to scorn.
Alaska's new Medicaid expansion project director plans to extend healthcare coverage to some of the state's lowest-income residents.
Healthcare providers and insurers were busy implementing healthcare reform in 2014, millions of uninsured Americans gained coverage, and healthcare spending growth remained modest even as partisan warfare over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act continued in full force.
Cindy Mann's planned departure next month from her post as the CMS' deputy administrator and director of the Center for Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program Services (CMCS) surprised healthcare stakeholders who know her and are familiar with her work.
African-Americans are disproportionately affected by states opting not to expand Medicaid, according to an analysis released by the Urban Institute.
Kenneth Burdick has been named CEO of WellCare Health Plans, a Tampa, Fla.-based managed-care company that has suffered smaller margins and upheaval in its executive ranks this year.
Republican Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has announced his alternative pathway to expand Medicaid in the state with a unique voucher program for low-income employed individuals. He also announced a surprising partnership with hospitals to help fund the expansion.
Charlie Shields is a former Republican leader in the state Senate. Now, as CEO of the Kansas City safety net system, he’s trying to persuade his old legislative colleagues that expanding Medicaid is a “rational decision.”
When Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe unveils his budget proposal next week it will include a top but elusive goal: expanding Medicaid eligibility for low-income Virginians, according to two sources.
The incoming Republican chairman of the House Budget panel says he's going to follow outgoing chairman Paul Ryan's lead by drafting a fiscal blueprint that would balance the budget in 10 years and call for transforming Medicare into a system that places future retirees in private health insurance...
Actuaries say it's getting increasingly difficult to advise states on sound rates for Medicaid managed-care plans because high-priced specialty drugs like Sovaldi continue to hit the market at a rapid clip.