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Obamacare enrollment on pace to meet predictions

Obamacare enrollment on pace to meet predictions

By Adam Rubenfire  |  December 20, 2014

The latest enrollment numbers from the insurance exchanges show that after the first month of open enrollment, sign-ups are on track to meet or surpass the Obama administration's projection that 9 million to 10 million Americans will buy exchange plan coverage for 2015.

Coverage expansion, low cost growth, continued reform battles highlight 2014

By Harris Meyer  |  December 20, 2014

Healthcare providers and insurers were busy implementing healthcare reform in 2014, millions of uninsured Americans gained coverage, and healthcare spending growth remained modest even as partisan warfare over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act continued in full force.

Incoming Pa. governor faces big hurdles to change Medicaid plans

By Virgil Dickson  |  December 01, 2014

Pennsylvania Gov.-elect Tom Wolf will face federal, state and contractual hurdles should he try to overturn his Republican predecessor's alternative Medicaid expansion initiative for the expansion plan he favors.

The man behind the nation's fastest-growing hospital chain

The man behind the nation's fastest-growing hospital chain

By Beth Kutscher  |  November 29, 2014

Prem Reddy of Prime Healthcare Services draws fire for wrangling with insurers, shucking unprofitable service lines, using aggressive coding, slashing overhead and fighting unions. Yet his bids for failing systems keep on winning.

Offering autonomy to nursing home residents

Offering autonomy to nursing home residents

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  November 22, 2014

When Dr. William Thomas took a part-time job as medical director of a nursing home in upstate New York, he found that a strictly medical approach with residents didn't improve their health outcomes or quality of life. So he began to change his approach.

Pa. Supreme Court demands state health centers stay open

By Lisa Schencker  |  November 21, 2014

Twenty-six Pennsylvania state health centers must remain open, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ruled Thursday, reversing a lower court's decision that allowed the state to move forward with shuttering them.

HealthCare.gov enrollment efforts target young, minorities

HealthCare.gov enrollment efforts target young, minorities

By Melanie Evans and Paul Demko  |  November 15, 2014

The race to enroll uninsured Americans in health plans has started again—but with only half as much time as the first open enrollment and a harder-to-convince pool of potential customers.

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