The recent election of a Democratic governor in Louisiana who is committed to expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act has given hope to hospitals and other advocacy groups that back expansion of coverage to low-income adults in the 20 states where Republican leaders so far have balked.
Democrat John Bel Edwards won the runoff election for Louisiana governor Saturday, defeating the once-heavy favorite, Republican David Vitter, and handing the Democrats their first statewide victory since 2008.
Hospitals in more than five dozen metropolitan areas will soon have no choice but to take bundled payments from Medicare for hip and knee replacements. And the skilled-nursing facilities that do business with them face a stark reality of their own.
During the 2016 open enrollment for Affordable Care Act plans, exchange shoppers generally will see premium increases, though they vary sharply by plan and by market.
The healthcare industry added 44,900 jobs in October. This year, the industry has created almost 407,000 jobs, which almost equals the 410,000 jobs the industry added in 2013 and 2014 combined.
State Medicaid programs, the largest payers of home health services and personal care support, are ill-prepared to pay workers in that sector minimum wage, overtime or traveling expenses, which next month will be required under a new U.S. Labor Department rule.
California Gov. Jerry Brown's veto last week of a “right-to-try” bill disappointed advocates who want more state laws allowing terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs.
While Gov. Bobby Jindal repeatedly refused to take federal healthcare money to expand Louisiana's Medicaid program, the men seeking to follow him into office are less reluctant to accept the cash.
Leaders often talk about workplace culture, but it's hard to put a finger on what it means, or how it's developed.It comes from the people hired and the way they're treated, but it's also something leaders have to cultivate.
As public health officials continue to make connections between health and societal factors, there's mounting evidence that diseases once considered exotic are taking root in the poorest areas of the U.S.
Louisiana State University on Friday sued the private manager of its Shreveport and Monroe hospitals, alleging that the operator breached its contract and failed to live up to promises to keep the hospitals as academic centers.
A federal judge on Friday ordered Arkansas to temporarily reinstate its Medicaid contract with Planned Parenthood after the state blocked funding over concerns about secretly recorded videos released by an anti-abortion group.