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Dr. Benjamin's successful advocacy targets population health

Dr. Benjamin's successful advocacy targets population health

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  April 16, 2016

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...

AHRQ Director Richard Kronick to step down in March

AHRQ Director Richard Kronick to step down in March

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 27, 2016

Richard Kronick will step down as director of HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, effective March 18. He will return to the University of California at San Diego, where he became a faculty member in 1991.

Six states sue Obama administration over Affordable Care Act

By Associated Press  |  February 25, 2016

The complaint that Texas, Wisconsin, Kansas, Louisiana, Indiana and Nebraska filed in the Northern District of Texas takes issue with the Health Insurance Providers Fee assessed to health insurers to cover federal subsidies.

Growing hospital systems stretch supply chains

Growing hospital systems stretch supply chains

By Adam Rubenfire  |  January 30, 2016

Hospital systems that have acquired physician practices and outpatient treatment centers are wrestling with how to integrate them into their existing supply-chain distribution system. The goal is to extend the low prices achieved through bulk purchasing to these geographically dispersed facilities.

New Louisiana governor starting Medicaid expansion plan

New Louisiana governor starting Medicaid expansion plan

By Associated Press  |  January 12, 2016

On his first full day in office, Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards reversed course from his Republican predecessor Tuesday and started the process of expanding Louisiana's Medicaid program.

Medicaid expansion fights in GOP states will continue in 2016

Medicaid expansion fights in GOP states will continue in 2016

By Virgil Dickson  |  January 01, 2016

The struggle to persuade Republican state officials across the country to expand Medicaid to millions of uninsured, low-income adults under the Affordable Care Act will continue in 2016, even as GOP presidential candidates heading into the November elections promise to repeal the law.

Analysis: Medicaid expansion moving closer to reality in Louisiana

By Melinda Deslatte / Associated Press  |  December 14, 2015

Republican state lawmakers who have repeatedly rejected efforts to expand Louisiana's Medicaid program and provide government-funded health insurance to the working poor are showing much more interest in the idea.

Louisiana election could boost Medicaid expansion in other states

By Virgil Dickson  |  November 28, 2015

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.

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