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.
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.
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.
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.
Indiana's Medicaid expansion will likely continue despite Gov. Mike Pence withdrawing from the state's gubernatorial race to join Donald Trump as his running mate.
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.
UnitedHealthcare and Amerigroup paid $6.6 million in improper and questionable Medicaid physician payments in New York, according to an audit by the state comptroller.
Just hours before the Republican National Convention was set to begin in Cleveland Monday, reporters and others seeking the final version of the Republican Party's 2016 platform still could not obtain a copy.
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.
A poll released Friday by the Kaiser Family Foundation also found that about half of voters say Republicans are paying too little attention to health issues.
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.
Almost one-third of Hispanics living in Texas remain uninsured although nearly half are eligible for insurance under the Affordable Care Act, according to a report.