Indiana adds Medicaid work requirement to waiver request

By Virgil Dickson  |  May 25, 2017

Indiana has become the latest state to seek to add a work requirement to Medicaid eligibility. It's one of six states that are planning to ask or have asked the Trump administration for this waiver.

VA plans mental care for discharged vets, but at what cost?

By Associated Press  |  May 25, 2017

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin touted new efforts Wednesday to expand urgent mental health care to thousands of former service members with less-than-honorable discharges, even while acknowledging his department isn't seeking additional money to pay for it.

An extremist attack on public health

By Merrill Goozner  |  May 24, 2017

Anyone who knows anything about healthcare didn't need a Congressional Budget Office scorecard to understand the disastrous consequences of the American Health Care Act.

Insurance premiums have doubled since 2013, but policies are more generous

By Shelby Livingston  |  May 24, 2017

An HHS report released late Tuesday paints a grim picture of the rising health insurance premiums under the Affordable Care Act. But health policy experts explained that while premiums may have gone up since the ACA was implemented, consumers are also getting more bang for their buck.

Providers want Trump to stay out of tort reform

By Virgil Dickson  |  May 24, 2017

President Donald Trump's tort reform proposal is being met with skepticism by providers who are criticizing the effort as a broken promise for state flexibility.

Prime Healthcare adds another hospital to its south Texas hub

By Dave Barkholz  |  May 24, 2017

An affiliate of for-profit Prime Healthcare has agreed to buy 297-bed Mission Regional Medical Center to expand its reach in southern Texas. Prime owns two other community hospitals in the Rio Grande Valley, giving it a hub along Texas' border with Mexico.


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