Newest opponent to Cassidy health bill? Louisiana's governor

By Associated Press  |  September 19, 2017

Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Tuesday he opposes the legislation co-sponsored by the Republican senator from Louisiana. Edwards says it would eliminate his state's Medicaid expansion program that provides health coverage to 430,000 people.

Louisiana's five Medicaid managed care being vetted for another year

By Dave Barkholz  |  July 20, 2017

Louisiana is expected to decide by September whether it will keep the five Medicaid managed care companies currently managing the care of 1.6 million recipients or adjust the group, state health department secretary Dr. Rebekah Gee said Thursday.

New Year's weekend babies arrive with a twist

New Year's weekend babies arrive with a twist

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 07, 2017

Tales of New Year's babies are staples for local news media. But the latest turn of the calendar brought a few twists to a familiar tale.

The 2016 Year in Review: Medicaid

The 2016 Year in Review: Medicaid

By Virgil Dickson  |  December 17, 2016

Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act gained momentum in the first half of the year. But most observers believe the election of Donald Trump, who has promised to repeal the ACA, mean those efforts are dead.

Repeal and replace Obamacare? It's not gonna be easy

Repeal and replace Obamacare? It's not gonna be easy

By Harris Meyer  |  November 12, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump and congressional Republican leaders are promising to make repeal and replacement of the ACA one of their highest priorities in the first 100 days after they take full control of the federal government in January. But they face a rocky road.

Speculation runs rampant on HHS picks

By Harris Meyer  |  November 12, 2016

It was still a mystery at deadline who President-elect Donald Trump might pick to run HHS and its agencies. Sources told Modern Healthcare that Andrew Bremberg, an adviser to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, would lead the transition team on healthcare policy.

State Medicaid expansions could survive in some form under Trump

By Virgil Dickson  |  November 12, 2016

More than 12 million Americans have gained coverage in states that expanded Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act. Those states may end up keeping that coverage, at least in some form, if the Trump administration and Republicans eliminate the law.

Analysis: LSU hospital deal doesn't mean relationship improves

By Associated Press  |  October 09, 2016

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration may have brokered a deal between LSU and the research foundation operating its charity hospitals in Monroe and Shreveport. But just because everyone signed the paperwork, don't expect the vitriolic relationship to reach great new heights of...

Acadia partners with hospitals to offer psychiatric services

By Dave Barkholz  |  September 24, 2016

Acadia Healthcare, the nation's largest for-profit owner of psychiatric hospitals, is embarking on a strategy of entering joint ventures with not-for-profit hospital systems to open psychiatric beds.


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