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More states may turn exchange duties over to the feds

By Virgil Dickson  |  June 27, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold premium subsidies through the federal exchange could spell the end of states establishing their own Affordable Care Act marketplaces. It could even prompt more states to turn over control of their exchanges to the federal government.

New CMS rule could reshape Medicaid managed care

New CMS rule could reshape Medicaid managed care

By Virgil Dickson and Bob Herman  |  May 30, 2015

It's not yet clear whether a sweeping proposed rule governing Medicaid managed care will resolve coverage and access problems for the growing number of low-income adults and children in private Medicaid plans. But it's likely that there will be political jockeying over many of its provisions.

Assisted-suicide debate focuses attention on palliative, hospice care

Assisted-suicide debate focuses attention on palliative, hospice care

By Lisa Schencker  |  May 16, 2015

Many healthcare professionals and patient advocates, regardless of their stance on the emotionally charged issue, hope the recently reignited national debate over physician-assisted suicide will boost awareness and use of palliative care and hospice care.

Providence gets boost from Medicaid expansion

By Beth Kutscher  |  May 02, 2015

Providence Health & Services saw operating margin gains last year as it treated more patients and reduced its bad debt, particularly in states that expanded their Medicaid programs.

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