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Healthcare adviser Butler exiting Heritage Foundation for Brookings
By Rachel Landen | July 28, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Stuart Butler, a noted healthcare scholar and adviser, plans to join the Brookings Institution in September as a senior fellow in its economic studies program.
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U.S. attorneys turn up heat on healthcare fraud
By Associated Press | July 27, 2014
The top federal prosecutors from South Dakota and North Dakota say they have increased their efforts to fight healthcare fraud.
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Reform Update: Insurers, states seek coverage continuity between Medicaid and private plans
By Virgil Dickson | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
After Stella Marie Means retired in March at age 55 from a clerical job in the healthcare industry, she worried about how she and her husband would be able to maintain their health coverage and afford their medications.
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Obamacare subsidy rulings put heat on governors
By Paul Demko | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Republican governors—particularly those in tough re-election battles—could find it politically dicey to resist taking steps to keep exchange subsidies flowing in their states.
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Few dual-eligibles opt for coordinated care
By Virgil Dickson | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Low-income and disabled Americans who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid are opting out at high rates from voluntary state initiatives aimed at better coordinating their coverage and care.
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N.C. Senate race offers barometer on Obamacare
By Paul Demko | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The North Carolina Senate race is one of the most closely watched contests in the country. It's among a dozen nationwide that will determine control of the U.S. Senate in 2015.
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Sovaldi fuels earnings jump for Gilead
By Virgil Dickson | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Gilead Sciences' second-quarter earnings blew through year-ago levels, thanks in part to its blockbuster, controversial hepatitis C drug Sovaldi.
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Johns Hopkins to pay $190 million to settle suits over pelvic exam photos, and other news
By Modern Healthcare | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A “rogue” gynecologist's secret use of tiny cameras to record hundreds of videos and photos of his patients' sex organs has led to a $190 million settlement with about 8,000 women and girls, lawyers said last week.
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Early Q2 financials show reform benefiting hospitals' bottom lines
By Beth Kutscher | July 25, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Healthcare reform is producing positive financial benefits for publicly traded hospitals, if early Q2 earnings releases are any indication of what to expect from other systems when they report quarterly results.
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WellCare earnings pummeled by expanded Florida managed-care Medicaid plan
By John N. Frank | July 25, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Shares of WellCare Health Plans sank in early Friday trading, a day after the Tampa, Fla.-based Medicaid managed-care company reported a net loss of $7.5 million for its second quarter compared with net income of $46.9 million in the same quarter last year.
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