CEO George Masi and other leaders of Houston's Harris Health System drew the ire of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for pushing for Medicaid expansion while the state was trying to renew its big Medicaid waiver. Masi discusses the politics of Medicaid and tightening the charity-care policy at Harris.
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For an industry that loves to promote the “triple aim” buzz phrase, the U.S. healthcare system often leaves out one important element.
Last week's election results in Kentucky and Virginia dashed any hope that attacks on Obamacare might finally be losing their political currency. Healthcare providers and payers should brace themselves for a full year of well-funded assaults on the law.
When a MRSA outbreak affecting at least 22 patients and employees at the Park Manor Nursing Home was confirmed in the summer of 2006, the medical director didn't know where to begin, but a spreadsheet on antibiotic use helped put the problem into sharp focus.
ACA supporters fear election results in Kentucky and Virginia will encourage Republicans to campaign aggressively against the law in the 2016 elections in the belief most voters have little sympathy for residents newly covered by Medicaid.
While HealthCare.gov 3.0, the online portal offering health insurance options for 37 states and the District of Columbia, is vastly improved over last year's cumbersome model, it still has a long way to go.
Doctors and pharmacists in the state agree that a more robust and user-friendly monitoring program would help combat the rising drug overdose problem.
As political pressure mounts to curb prescription drug costs, President Barack Obama has unveiled an initiative to address a different high-profile drug problem—the growing toll of addiction to prescription painkillers and heroin.
Consumers' Choice Health Insurance Co. of South Carolina has become the ninth insurance cooperative formed under the Affordable Care Act to fold. The co-op said it will not sell policies in 2016, a decision that will leave 67,000 individuals and business customers looking for new coverage.
Republicans pushed legislation toward House passage on Friday that would erase key components of the Affordable Care Act, block federal payments to Planned Parenthood and face a certain veto from President Barack Obama—should it ever reach him.
In Charleston, W.Va., Obama also called for more access to medication such as buprenorphine, which can treat opioid addiction.
The blockbuster case King v. Burwell may be over, but the U.S. Supreme Court is hardly done deciding important healthcare matters.