With the hourglass running out for his administration, President Barack Obama's healthcare law is struggling in many parts of the country. Double-digit premium increases and exits by big-name insurers have caused some to wonder whether "Obamacare" will go down as a failed experiment.
Mary Wakefield has been nominated to permanently serve as HHS deputy secretary, a position she's held in an acting capacity for the past four months.
Former HHS secretaries Kathleen Sebelius and Tommy Thompson are co-chairs of the newly formed Aspen Health Strategy Group, a forum for healthcare leaders and policymakers to discuss potential solutions to the industry's thorniest issues.
Everyone inside the Supreme Court's vaulted chambers last week knew they were witnessing a historic case with high stakes for healthcare.
Many of the biggest healthcare events of the year, such as Ebola's arrival in the U.S. and the VA's waitlist scandal, were not kind to the people and organizations swept up in them.
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.
HHS has ruled that all medical malpractice claims that include a written demand for payment must be reported to a national database even if the cases are resolved under state programs designed to settle the matters outside of court.