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...
Charlie Shields, who has served as CEO of the two-hospital Truman Medical Centers in Kansas City, Mo., since July, discusses his efforts to persuade his former GOP colleagues in the Missouri state Senate to expand Medicaid and what would happen at Truman if they don't. He spoke with Modern...
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.
A Massachusetts audit has identified $35 million of what were called "questionable and unallowable" payments by the state's Medicaid program.
The CMS is revising its policies to comply with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act preventing same-sex couples from receiving federal benefits.
Most physicians expect Congress will once again deliver an 11th-hour legislative “patch” around March 31 to override a 21% Medicare pay cut under the sustainable growth-rate formula. No such heroics are expected to block a 42.8% Medicaid pay cut that primary-care physicians face Jan. 1.
Gov. Bill Haslam said Friday that he's talked with nine Republican governors who have expanded Medicaid for low-income people in their states, and he plans to announce what he will do by the end of the month.