While Obamacare supporters welcome Louisiana's Medicaid expansion, it remains to be seen if private providers will join with traditional safety net providers in delivering their care since the cash-strapped state isn't raising its abysmally low Medicaid pay rates.
The key was automatically signing up the tens of thousands people already participating in other state health programs for the poor and contacting everyone receiving federal food stamp benefits.
Louisiana's nine safety net hospitals are bracing for big state funding cuts as the state is racing to enroll low-income adults in its new Medicaid expansion that starts July 1.
Eric Feldstein was named CFO, replacing longtime finance chief Ken Avner, who retired but is staying on temporarily as a special adviser. Feldstein most recently was an executive VP at American Express Co.
U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli—who defended the Affordable Care Act in several major Supreme Court cases—will step down as of June 24. His principal deputy, Ian Gershengorn, will replace him as acting solicitor general.
One of the nation's poorest, least-insured and unhealthiest states launched a major effort last week to expand Medicaid coverage to hundreds of thousands of low-income residents.
One of the nation's poorest, least-insured and unhealthiest states is launching a major effort to expand Medicaid coverage to hundreds of thousands of low-income residents. Healthcare providers there say it can't happen soon enough. And Republican lawmakers aren't standing in the way.
Proposed cuts to safety net hospitals could damage the stream of new doctors for a generation, in a state that has chronic shortages of healthcare workers and some of the worst healthcare outcomes in the nation.
Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) hope a gathering of mental health professionals this week will remind their fellow legislators that time is running out to reform the country's mental health system.
The government-run, 49-bed facility in Morehouse Parish has turned to Community Hospital Corp., which specializes in helping troubled rural hospitals, after talks with for-profit Iaisis Healthcare broke down.
Even as the White House touts the Affordable Care Act's successful coverage of nearly 20 million people, residents across the country are struggling to access and afford healthcare and social service programs.
It's been nearly three years since former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin stepped away from the public eye as the nation's top doctor. As the driving force behind the creation of the White House's National Prevention Strategy, she worked to reduce preventable illness as a means of...